Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Almost home

Sooo we got a house. An awesome house. A worth the wait house with 1630 square feet and a brilliant open kitchen and a separate office space where I can hide away and write. I'm glad we didn't get all those other houses we thought we wanted because this one is so much better than all the others. I'll have no regrets.

It's all very exciting and there's thirty thousand pounds of paperwork.

I just spent 45 minutes dealing with what can only be termed as a clusterfuck of banking, where nobody would let me cash a $9,000 check so I could wire transfer our money into escrow. Protip: if you work in a job where you can't use your cell phone, please give the bank your work number so that your girlfriend can cash your escrow check.

I have nothing to say about screenwriting today because I am drowning in paperwork and I have now spoken to every home owners insurance agent in Los Angeles who somehow sniffed that I was looking for a policy.

I have one day left of vacation and I will spend it following around home inspectors, and that's just fine with me.


  1. Sweet!!!!!! Congrats!!!!

  2. Congrats! We're about 2 1/2 weeks in on our condo and 90 percent unpacked... or maybe 80. Never been happier than we finally left those reams of paperwork behind.

  3. Congrats to you and Mr. Beefcake. Guess you're going to really need to sell something now.

  4. Congrats!

    As a tip, home inspectors, if referred by your agent or any involved party, aren't always unbiased, had two bad experiences with that.

    Nowadays I put on grubby clothes and carry a flashlight, following them through the entire thing.

  5. Thanks guys! And congrats on the condo Josh!

    And yeah, J.J. The house is move-in ready, but now that I have such a nice place our cheapo furniture really looks like crap.

    And Brian, I've seen so many episodes of Income Property that I am now completely obsessive about inspections. But this house should be in dynamite shape because the guys who flipped it found stop work orders filed with the city, so they had to bring everything up to code before they were allowed to renovate. There is no shoddy workmanship here.

  6. what did I tell ya, in front of the gelato place? 'you're gonna find something you like even better, you'll see.'

    (Jeff pats self on back.)

  7. Good luck in the new house! We moved into ours last yr. We became totally obsessed with DIY home improvement shows, and anything having to do with real estate. :-)


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