Wednesday, November 24, 2010

First Train Home . . .

I am finally a homeowner!

Keeping my mouth shut on this blog for the 74 days I have been in escrow has been tough!

I really appreciate the select few people who were aware that I was in escrow and kept it on the down low per my request.

The reality is that I felt like the home buying process is similar to a woman in her first trimester of pregnancy, I just did not feel comfortable talking about the purchase until I felt it was a done deal.

Loyal Readers may remember that I have posted about my home search before.  This process has been several years in the making with one ill fated offer that was retracted before any paperwork was signed sealed or delivered.

After that experience I knew that this time I was going to make sure the deal was solid before I started talking about it.

It has been understandably stressful, and even more challenging when you are trying to do the whole process as a single person.  It is very hard to be in two places at the same time.

But after 74 days of waiting, document reading, signatures, faxes, notaries, emails, design appointments, video shoots (don't ask), wire transfers, walk throughs, phone calls, messages, mover quotes, packing, trips to Goodwill, no parking permits obtained; today I was told, "Congratulations your purchase has been recorded and you can pick up the keys to your new home!"

So Friday morning the movers are coming to take me HOME!

Just Jon will still be residing in the City by the Bay in a new one bedroom + den condo.  In fact I believe I am the first resident moving into the complex!

Shout out to my parents for emotional, physical and mental support!

The Song Of The Day - First Train Home by Imogen Heap


  1. Congrats Jon! This is so exciting! It's so hard to buy a place in the city on a single income. When's the house warming party? :-)

  2. Name the time and place and we will be there with bells on for the housewarming party, if not before then. Can't wait to see it and we are SO happy for you. Madonna will finally get the shrine she deserves :)
    Love ya!

  3. Hooray photos!!!Happy Thanksgiving Cuz and Congrats on all your blessings. Jacqueline would love to accompany you to the 3 hr. Gospel mass when I shared your info with her. SHe said worst case you could both sneak THAT wouldnt be obvious..giggle!