Our first hOMe!

Hi friends! I hope you are having a fantastic weekend so far! Mine hasn’t really started yet, or at least doesn’t feel ‘official’ yet since I taught a yoga class this morning, which was my seventh (seventh!) class this week and I am also on my 6th full day of work. So yeah, needless to say working hard for that money. It’s probably a good thing though because….

Ross and our bedroom door in Costa Rica. The struggle was real.

We bought a house this week! Well, by ‘house’ I mean we purchased a tiny little one-bedroom apartment in Charlestown. Regardless, it’s still our first real home to own, and we love it! We tend towards the small spaces, big hearts type of lifestyle 😉 We’ve gone from sharing a room in a 6 bedroom house with 5 male roomates (plus some girlfriends, siblings and extras), to two small North End apartments which may or may not have been run by slumlords, and a room in a Costa Rican tin-roof casa. Compared to some of our other situations, this 500 sq. ft. apartment feels like a palace. Seriously in Costa Rica Ross couldn’t even fit through the doors…

We fell in love with our apartment, and with Charlestown when we moved here 3 years ago. I hated the idea of having to move away from this special little town, but we wanted to buy and buying here seemed out of the question (ie out of the budget). Circumstances happened where our amazing landlord (she really was amazing- it almost will make me miss renting- almost) moved out of the country and selling, to us, seemed to make sense all around. Crazy right? No brokers, no moving, no fuss. We closed on Monday.

I can’t wait until the weather gets a little warmer so we can do some painting, decorating, gardening… and maybe even dig our patio out of the snow. The patio may or may not be included in the 500 sq. ft. measurement above, and serves as our dining room for as many days as we can pull it off.

On that note, it’s t-minus 2 hours until work ends…Can’t wait to be home!

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