We bought a house! Holy shit. I can't even begin to describe how terrified and excited we are, but what I can pretty accurately portray is how much money we will have left once we close: not much. Still, it is a good thing. The house is quirky and cute, with 5 different levels separated by varying numbers of stairs, and has a lot of space and even more potential. It is "move in ready" in that we can move in and live there without gutting anything, but it needs tons of updating. The master bathroom has that gaudy pink tile that was so popular in the 50's and 60's and the other bathroom has yellow tiles edged with blue tiles and a blue tub and sink. Oh dear. But the laundry room is HUGE and there are lovely, large windows in the family room that let in tons of light and it has the cutest little sleeping nook in the upstairs bedroom. I can't wait to get started on making it ours!