The Adventures of Monique

The Adventures of Monique

a career break journal


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That’s What’s Up: New Homeowner Edition

That’s What’s Up: New Homeowner Edition

Um. So. Yeah… … It’s been two months since I’ve posted to this blog. TWO MONTHS! In the blogosphere that is a total sin as the first rule of blog posting is: post regularly and post often.  So I may have lost some readership along […]

Nothing Changes. Everything Changes.

Nothing Changes. Everything Changes.

Our first day as homeowners was unremarkable. In fact, it reminded me a lot of our first day as a married couple… …Fury and I got married privately on a Friday afternoon. It was just us and the pastor along the backdrop of Boston Harbor. […]

Under Contract: The Final Days

Under Contract: The Final Days

The last week under contract is less chaotic than the first two, but probably the most stressful. Everything gets really REAL. You are so close to home ownership that you can taste it, but you’re not in the clear yet, so you have to be […]

From House Hunters to Fixer Upper

From House Hunters to Fixer Upper

After the madness of the first days under contract, I thought the next seven days would be quieter. Au contraire, my dear! Things haven’t slowed down, we’ve just become more accustom to the stress. Thank God for Chip and Joanna Gaines. (And Hulu!) via GIPHY […]

Under Contract: The Next Seven Days

Under Contract: The Next Seven Days

The last few weeks can be described in one word: chaos. I guess in most places in America, closing on a house is a 60 or 90-day process. In Denver, closing is 20 days and even less if you are paying cash. We negotiated a […]