At quarter after ten last night, in our pajamas, Sadie and I signed the papers to buy a new house. (Well, new for us: it was built in the 1920s, and the previous owner lived in it for 51 years.) This afternoon I picked up a check at the bank and handed it over to the real estate agent as a down payment. It seemed like such a small piece of paper, considering everything that was riding on it... We take possession at the end of August; lots of renos to do (knob and tube wiring --- yee hah), but we're very excited.
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