The Ultimate Impulse Buy
I dragged myself up at 5:00 a.m. this morning so that I could squeeze in a few hours of work before an appointment mid-morning today. I answered a few e-mails and drank some coffee before preparing to head down into my workshop, when I suddenly realized that I haven't posted on my blog at all since Monday. Oh my! I'm so sorry. I have a good excuse though.
I'm in the midst of what may be the ultimate impulse buy: a house!
It's not entirely an impulse buy, of course. It's been clear for a while now that my little business is growing way too large for our current home, but our plan was to wait until Spring '08 to take the leap and start house shopping.
My husband's little venture into making sock blockers was what really spurred us forward. He loves woodworking and really has the bug to get seriously into it again now, but we just aren't set up well for that. He mentioned in passing last week that perhaps we should start looking for a house now.
That's all it took really. I decided to head to the bank in the morning to get a loan prequalified. I walked out an hour later with that in hand and next thing I knew, my husband and I are were driving around town looking at possibilities. A day or two after that and we decided to sit down with a realtor and get serious. Much to our surprise, we think we may have found the right place for us already. It's a definite project house that will need a complete remodel, but that's what woodworker husband wants. It's in the right neighborhood for us, the house is the right size and a good layout for us, there are options to convert the entire upstairs to a workshop for me or possibly to convert the large garage, there's an enormous separate workshop building which is split in two areas large enough for my husband to have a full woodworking shop and large enough for me to have a completely separate yarn drying room, and on top of that it's on a good third of an acre (which may not sound large to some of you, but in the area where we live, it's very unusual to get that size lot).
Anyhow, I'm running around like a nut this week, trying to keep the yarn production going without interruption, while also trying to squeeze all of this house stuff in. I hope you will all forgive my lack of blog updates this week now that you know I have a good excuse!
More news to come next week. Everyone have a great weekend!