You know, I can never resist a good ‘in Soviet Russia’ joke. Actually, I can’t resist a bad one, either.
Buying a house has all but consumed my life for these last two months. Nearly everything that I have been thinking about or doing (or blogging) since early March has been house-related. Finding a house, negotiating for it, digging up all the documents for the bank, shopping for insurance, finding a storage unit, moving all of my stuff out of my apartment into the storage unit, moving in with my cousins, closing, moving out of my cousin’s, then getting all my stuff from storage into the house and now I’m taking things out of boxes and putting things in their place and buying appliances.
Along the way, I missed out on quite a few things due to either poor planning, bad luck, or fatigue: Wild Nights, the St. Phillips Anime Club Bubblehead Tea event, Free Comic Book Day, the Central Texas Toy and Comic Expo and the Anthrocon conbook deadline. My stress level got pretty high and I even got sent to the “principal’s office” at work for getting a little too rowdy with a customer. My aggravation got to the point that I went from “this will be totally worth it” to “this had better be worth it.”
It has been just over a week after I got the keys, and the number of moving boxes cluttering up the living room is gradually decreasing. I am hoping to be at some semblance of ‘normal’ (or at least as normal as it gets for me) by week’s end, especially after the new refrigerator is delivered later this week. I ask myself, was this worth all the bother and stress and money and time and missed fun?
Without hesitation, I think: Yeah. Totally worth it.