Details About Our CONDO

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


(Not our place. But give it up for our neighbor's Halloween enthusiasm.) 

Yay, we bought a house! Oh shit, we bought a house.

Yay, we bought a house! Oh shit, we bought a house.

Ever since we got the call from our realtor that our bid had been accepted, roughly four weeks ago while we were at the dog park with Harlow, that has been my mental state. I go from excited to terrified at any given moment.

Because buying a house is really cool, it's also really really scary. My chest gets tight thinking about it. If I ever have a slow sales day with t-shirts I panic (more so than usual.) Grind, hustle, work, HARDER.

And I keep forgetting I'm supposed to call it a "condo" not a house, Chris likes to remind me. I don't like the word "condo" simply because when I was little I once told an adult that "my grandma lives in a condom on the golf course," and I will NEVER FORGET that humiliation. I wasn't quite sure what a condom was at the time, but based on the expression of the person I was talking to, I knew my grandma most definitely shouldn't be living in one.

And so I stayed away from using the word "condo" for the next twenty years just to be safe. It's also why I refused to order "virgin daiquiris" as a child and would instead very politely ask for, "a non-alcoholic daiquiri, please." As if the waitress was really going to bring me, an 8 year old kid, a regular daiquiri if I didn't make sure to say non-alcoholic. Lols. Again, I didn't know what the word "virgin" meant, but I wasn't going to risk it.

But back to our CONDO. It's located in Wicker Park, which is going to be a big step up in the hipster level for Chris and I. We've been going there every weekend lately and I feel like such a yuppy loser in that neighborhood.

Oh did you get that polka dot cardigan at J Crew? How cute, Taylor. My grandma likes that store, too.

That's my inner dialogue ^^^ whenever I'm surrounded by the very cool dressed people of Wicker.

It feels like a different city over there compared to what we've known for the past six years. The vibe is entirely different from our quiet little Lincoln Park days. But I'm excited for it. Chicago has so many cool neighborhoods and it's due time we branch out.

Also, dogs are everywhere. Seriously, everywhere. We went to brunch on Sunday in Wicker and dogs were sitting on benches and chairs next to their owners AT BRUNCH (outdoors obviously) but still.

And this is where I drop the mic and tell you we have three bathrooms. THREE. I don't know what to do myself, we've lived with one closet sized bathroom for the past six years. I'll probably have to turn the third one into a bedroom Stephanie Tanner style because let's not be wasteful.

We have our final walk through tomorrow, close on Thursday, and then my head explodes Friday.

There's currently a check sitting in my desk drawer that I have to bring to closing. The amount on the check makes me dizzy. Dizzy with fear and excitement. I can't believe we're doing it, but more importantly, I'm so grateful we're in the position to be able to do so.

And just writing this post has filled me with anxiety all over again so now I must go figure out how to sell 10000000 more t-shirts so I can sleep tonight.

Who am I kidding I'm not sleeping this entire week. It's MOVING TIME.


17 comments:

  1. Congrats!! I am so happy for you. I also need to go to more doggy events in Wicker, too. I always forget that I can bring my pup with me and then get jealous and want to pet everyone else's dogs.

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  2. Three bathrooms?!?! Oh my goodness did you buy a mansion? Hehe I'm not even kidding, I'm hard pressed to find anything in Seattle with eve two full bathrooms (it's always one bathroom and a half bath or whatever). You know you're in house hunting mode when you're as stuck on the bathroom situation as I am.

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  3. That's so awesome. Congrats! Cannot wait to see pics of your new digs.

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  4. Three bathroom?! Good for you! Everything you post about Chicago, makes me want to move there (other than the brutal winters). We are looking to buy a house but hearing your story about falling in love with a city you and Chris visited makes me wonder if Jake and I would do something crazy like that. It's tough leaving my family. How'd you do it?

    -Anita
    www.theaveragegirlchronicles.com

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  5. I am so excited for you guys! I know this is going to be amazing. I've never bought a house, but I can't imagine I would get much sleep either because it seems like it would be almost as exciting as the feeling when you know you get to go to Disneyland tomorrow. ;-)

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  6. Hey CONGRATULATIONS on your apartment :)!! Way to home-own. Excited for that little white rug's new digs and Harlow's bathroom. (Because you know he knows that one's his.)

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  7. I'm so excited about your new CONDO!! And condo/condom...kind of like in science class when someone accidentally says ORGASM instead of organism. GASP! haha!
    I totally called our last apartment "the house," it just flows so easily to say "let's head back to the house then blah blah blah..."

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  8. Three bathrooms!? That's insane! Congratulations on the condo, that's such a huge decision. You must be pumped to know where you're living for the forseeable future.

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  9. THREE BATHROOMS IN WICKER PARK YOU SHOW OFF

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  10. That is so exciting! I am beyond thrilled for you guys! Also, I laughed so hard about you accidentally calling a condo a condom.

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  11. So pumped for you and Chris! Can't wait to see pics!

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  12. Ha. It sounds like my thoughts about moving to Brooklyn. I'm not cool enough to live here. My clothes are from stores that are located in malls. BUT I do get people asking me about your shirts often so you could probably just set up shop on my front stoop.

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  13. Yay I'm so excited for you congratulations! πŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸΎπŸŽ‰

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  14. So did your head explode today?

    JK. Love it!!! So so happy for you!!! :) :) :)

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  15. I also just googled the shit out of Wicker Park and it looks just fantastic. Please, you're one of the coolest, no wonder you'll be calling it home! Really excited about everything for you :)

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  16. Congratulations! I'm so glad iPhones have word suggestions and autocorrect so I never have to wonder if I've spelled that word right again!

    My man and I adore wicker! Um, Wormhole coffee, Dimo's pizza, Stan's Donuts? Am I right? Every good place. We live in Uptown now and love it, but Lincoln Park and Wicker are on our best neighborhoods to live in list for sure. Hopefully you get the sucky part of moving over with fast and enjoy your new place. Homeowner ;)

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