Breaking the Silence

By | February 19, 2015


A while ago Kayla and I hinted that there may be some or a change in our lives but we went no further then that.

There were a multiple of reasons for it; one there were so many different things to be done and put into place before even taking the first real step. Two was it really something we wanted? Is that a direction we wanted to go in. Three it meant a commitment and a change in our relationship status.

We did what we normally do, we talked and when we were done talking we talked some more.

I weighed all the pro’s and the con’s and then when all was said and done we talked some more.
As many of you all know and some of you may not, Kayla and I met through the Interwebz, built a relationship and in June of last year I moved her down here with me and we have been living together since.

We have been living in a rather large apartment and while it is roomy and the complex and people her nice it has had it travails.
Last summer we spent more time with no A/C then we did with and the worst part about it is that our electric bills were the same as if it were working and we kept the temp inside around 72 degrees. We filled out work requests, made phone calls to the office, and sent tons of emails.
Through all this we got the answer of we are working on it.

Fall came and the true issue of whether the A/C works or not was never solved.

Then there are our house guests, we hear them at all hours of the day and night and once more we get the same reply from management
“We’re working on it.”

SO we talked about moving and finding another apartment, we talked about the cost of moving, not just the deposit, but a truck, possibly hiring movers and all the other ancillary expenses.

We loked at apartments and it didn’t take us long to realize we would be getting a much smaller space for more money. Thus the chances of saving any money would go WAY down.

Then I through the idea out, “Why don’t we buy”

We talked and we talked and we talked some more.

I had found a Realtor that is in the lifestyle on Fet and we contacted her and explained to her what we wanted. Meantime I contacted a mortgage company and got that moving.

We began looking online, we made a list of must haves, and decided on the area we wanted to be in.

The financing came through without a hitch along with the pre-qual letter and we started the actual hunting, to far away, to old, to run down, neighbourhood not good.
We began to wonder if this was really going to happen and we were destined to stay where we were for another year.

Then we saw it, a nice little condo/villa tucked away in a quiet little area. Lots of trees, and end unit, with good schools and near to the people both lifestyle and not that we want to be near.

I made an offer and waited, then waited some more

Then this morning I get a call from the finance people, they got the info on the villa from the Realtor and checked it out, everything looks good.
15 minutes later I get a call from my agent, the seller sent a counter offer. She told me what it was and I asked her to give me a little time.

45 minutes later I called her back and told her I would take it.

After work today I went and signed the initial paperwork that I accept the offer and that pending the home inspection we can move forward.

So we are at this point on track to buying a house.

45 thoughts on “Breaking the Silence

  1. Lord Raven

    OMG! I am so happy for you both! I could just jump up and down for joy right now. I wish you both a smooth transition and a long prosperous time together filled with love

  2. Oceanswater

    What a wonderful thing! I absolutely HATE apartments. We had to move into one for two months while this house was being built and I almost lost my mind… literally. Congratulations πŸ™‚

  3. nilla

    WOO HOO!

    Congratulations!! i’m so happy for you both. Sending “speedy closing and painless moving” whammies to you both!



    1. John Brownstone Post author

      Thanks nilla, the seller has incentive to sell as much as we do to buy. They asked if it would be a problem to push the inspection up to 10 days instead of 15 and I said why is that a problem. hehehe

  4. cerita

    Congrats to you both! What a wonderful next step. Looking forward to watching you build on your solid foundation. Whoo Hoo!!! Throwing purple confetti and sparkles your way! πŸ™‚

    1. John Brownstone Post author

      We may well have a mover do it this time. Not sure if I’m up to it especially with all the new furniture we got last summer.

  5. vile

    I am so happy for the both of you , I know how hard it can be. Arianna and I lived in a very nice older home, man the hardwood floors were incredible. The house set on the corner two lots a detached garage it was perfect.
    Then came the light bill 400.00 dollars. The electric had not been updated in years so breakers were popping all the time. The man made drain field was backing up all the time and the landlord would not fix anything.

    Arianna drove over an hour to work so the commute was getting to her, after a lot of thinking and talking we decided it would be best to move.
    We knew we could not afford a house in Orlando , to have a nice house rent was around 2.000 dollars a month.
    6 months we looked , we spent hours on the road , going from one place to another.

    Then one day Arianna and her mother found a place , she sent some pics and I said rent it now.
    I had never lived in an apartment so this was going to be a huge task , well for me anyway.
    The end result was an apartment with almost 1300 sf. 2 bedrooms , and two full baths.
    Our first light bill was a whopping 79.00 . We can hear no one above us , nor to the side. I cannot believe it is so quiet.
    Our building is perfect , second floor first apartment , and it was built about 8 years. When you walk in from the door it actually looks like a house. Yes we got lucky as I hope both of you do, and I wish both of you much happiness for many years to come…..

    1. John Brownstone Post author

      Sounds like you found quite a good spot for you both. Just the fact that it is 1300 sq ft is a major plus.

      We had so many issues with the A/C last year and then there are the critters in the walls.

      So far things are heading in the right direction for this and we hope it continues. There is still a lot of work ahead of us but we are looking forward to it.

      Thank you both for the well wishes.

  6. Susan Bramley

    So happy for you both. It seems like everything is going good for the two of you. hugs from this side of the “pond” lol xxx

  7. julie

    So happy for you both. Looking forward to hearing all about the move once it happens xxx

  8. Mynx

    Wonderful news Sir, the next logical step to moving on in your lives together. Hmmmm, so I wonder what could be next? ;D Congratulations you two!
    Love and hugs , Sir TW and Mynx

  9. lisa

    That is fantastic! We are going through the process of selling and relocating ourselves. Definitely a whirlwind of emotions!

    1. John Brownstone Post author

      It is quite the process indeed as for the emotions involved…oh yes to say it is a whirlwind is putting it mildly. Thus far we are doing well…a few minor speed bumps but over all well. I wish you the best on your move as well.

  10. MCH

    John and Kayla,

    I’m so thrilled for the both of you! congrats! nothing like paying for your OWN home! best wishes! mch


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