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April 27, 2003


As some of you know, I've spent a good deal of time over the past couple of months working on my house to get it ready to sell. The generous and talented parentals also came and did a huge amount of excellent work— the bulk of it, really. My mom's an expert painter, so she transformed the kitchen from a dark and dingy pit to a bright and beautiful place that now looks like this:

Meanwhile, my dad has mad construction skilz of all kinds so he framed up the opening from the ceiling to the roof so the light from my skylight could finally come into the house instead of just illuminating the attic. (We installed the skylight 3 years ago when we put on the new roof, but I never really got around to finishing the job. This is why I should not own a house.) Dad's work transformed the living room into the bright, roomy, comfy place I always knew it could be:

Now it looks like all that work may pay off. I listed the house for sale at about 3 p.m. Weds. Someone came to see it at 5:30 Weds. By about noon Thursday, I had an offer, just a little below the asking price (which I'd thought was too high to be reasonable). I thought about the offer for a few hours, then, on the advice of my realtor, I counter-offered to meet the buyer halfway between his offer and my asking price. Twenty minutes later, the deal was done. Almost exactly 27 hours from the time I listed the house, it sold at a good price. Needless to say, if this deal goes through it will make everything about the coming months infinitely easier. I'll actually be able to rent a moving truck, afford that first month's rent in MD, pay the rest of GW's initial payment ($600, I think?), and best of all, I should be able to afford a cable modem w/wireless network in the new apt.!

(If you have any suggestions for a good cable/dsl internet provider in the DC/MD area, please share.)

Posted April 27, 2003 02:10 PM | life generally

Hey Ambimb,

The house looks great!!

I've got Comcast Cable and I live in the VA burbs. I've heard that you should stay away from DSL in this area. Everyone I know that has had it, has hated it.


Posted by: DG at April 27, 2003 09:38 PM

Woo hoo! You and the girl have had much luck in the real estate market with your respective abodes. Congrats!

Though I'm sorry I no longer have the opportunity to make snarky comments about the hole in your ceiling....heh. It's just too bad you won't get to enjoy it for very long.

Posted by: Raquel at April 28, 2003 12:18 AM

Wow. I can't believe the difference. I tell you, man, a coat of paint can do so much. Congratulations on selling the house so quickly!

Posted by: care at April 28, 2003 11:04 AM

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