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Breathe

Today was the first day in over a month that I just woke up and was able to breathe. All of the documents are signed. The money has changed hands. We have a house.

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Closing. Almost.

Today is the day we close on the house. Well, it should have been the day we closed on the house. I had to set up two wire transfers from two banks to the escrow agency. Yesterday, we went to each of these banks to make sure...

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Comparisons

The house I’m buying tomorrow has 5.1 acres. My entire block that I’m presently living in is around 3.1 acres. This keeps me going; I’m tired of not having my own space.

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Money != Happiness

I moved here almost seven years ago. In the intervening time the house I’m in has appreciated by nearly double. I’ve gotten a small pile of stock. Objectively I’ve done fucking amazing. In the intervening time...

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Pictures of Lita

I was asked by one of Lita’s friends to share pictures of Lita that I had taken. I did a quick Lightroom search for her and uploaded them all to SmugMug. It has the good ones… the silly ones… the ones that are...

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Sisyphian

The Great Seattle Snowmageddon of 2019 (part 1) hit last Monday and our street has been icy ever since. At its peak, even large 4x4s weren’t able to get up the hill. Of course lots of cars with crap tires kept trying. Even...

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Closer

En and I got an email from our realtor that the folks we’re buying a house from have a house under contract. Going in we knew that the folks we were buying the place from could stay there until the end of March, so when we...

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Snow Day 2019

People are idiots. We had cones on the top of the hill and general warnings on the other side… and people still insisted that they can go up and down the hill willy-nilly. And SDOT (Seattle Department of Transportation)...

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