Saturday, December 16, 2006

A new record

I was down in the basement going through some old papers when I came across one which I came across one describing the original property tax assessment when we first moved here. It had the date of sale (our closing date) on it: 12-11-1996 - exactly ten years ago this last Monday! Today or tomorrow would be the anniversary of our actually moving in (it was a snowy day, as I recall). Perhaps there should be some kind of celebration when one reaches this kind of milestone, the sort of thing one has a round-number birthday or wedding anniversary?

I know I've got a picture of the place somewhere, maybe I'll post it here if I can locate it.

Ten years is the longest I've ever lived in one place, equaling the length of time I was in the house my parents still live in now. The place needs a fair amount of work - a new garage, back door, bathroom floors and tub enclosures, windows upstairs, some landscaping - all things we would like to do before selling out. Neither of us envisions staying here permanently, really, although circumstances currently do not suggest a good exit strategy.


Leslie said...

I've moved around a lot since college. I'm glad to finally be in a home that, I pray, will be the last place I live.

Congratulations on the 10 year mark. You should have a celebration! Our house will be 100 years old in 2008 and we're going to celebrate that.

Any reason is a good reason to have a party.

Kelley said...

Definitely! Have a party; use the equity to stock an open bar with the really good stuff, and then invite all of your blogging friends! ;)

RichM said...

Well, we went out to our favorite Thai restaurant on Saturday and ran into some choir friends, so that was our celebration. Oh, and Sunday I went and raked the yard

The open bar thing would be strange territory for us, since our alcohol consumption is so insignificant. We've got some seriously aged open bottles around. Cocktails are mainly an intellectual exercise, I'm afraid.