Saturday, November 22, 2008

Day 5: A place to call home

I am thankful to have a cozy condo to call home.

I bought my condo during the summer of 2005. I was only 24 when I bought it - I remember feeling mature and grown up, but now that I am almost 28, I feel like I was so young back then! I am proud of the fact that I bought the place completely on my own. No co-signer. No one to consult but myself. It was scary and exhilarating at the same time. I definitely wish I would have had a crystal ball so I could have seen the crash of the real estate market which has happened in the last few years. But hindsight is always 20/20.

My favorite part of my condo is the wood-burning fireplace. That's sort of the reason I picked this place! I know that's not the most practical reason to buy a condo, but I fell in love with the place for that very reason. I was picturing cozy fires and stockings hung during the Christmas season. Ahhh.

I My parents are very thankful that I haven't moved since purchasing it. They are such troopers - they moved me about once a year for the first 3 years I was out of school. The book collection I rave about isn't so fun to schelp from place to place. I am pretty sure my dad wishes I used my library card more often... Last time I moved, my dad asked that I not move again until a company was relocating me and paying for the move!!

I like my place even more now that I have laminate flooring - it's amazing what a difference it has made!

I'm looking forward to decorating my tree in a couple of weeks - hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner!!


Meg said...

hi miss lisa! the due date is your birthday!!
i finally got on your blog--i was always checking your other i have the right one! oops....

aimee said...

your condo looks super cute!!