Friday, January 11, 2008

Best Friday Ever

So now you are wondering- why is this the Best Friday Ever?

Well first, the boy slept most of the night. Second, we went for bannock at the Health Centre. Third, all of the jars of jam I made last night all sealed (pictures to follow soon). Fourth, one of my favorite elders in town came running out of her house as we walked by and gave Hunter a cute pair of slippers. Fifth, we are going out for supper tonight with a great RCMP family. Sixth, we got word from the lawyers that all of our ducks are in a row for the house selling/buying. And now for the big number 7.....

Today is our last mortgage payment!! But Kara, you ask... aren't you buying a new home? Well yes, but guess what! We are paying cash for it! That is right! No more mortgage payments! We will own this new house outright and I am so proud. We have worked hard since getting out of University to pay off our huge (seriously huge, as in 6 digits) student loans. So my husband has been out of school since 2001, and myself since 2003 and we have done it. Paid off our students loans, paid off our first house and bought our second house.

Now let me tell you more about our new house. It is huge. 2300 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, attached garage, huge yard, wood fireplace, laminate flooring, ceramic tile.... Oh my it just has everything! Can you tell I am just a wee bit excited?

Living room:


Kitchen: (I am looking forward to renovating this one day!)


Downstairs:


My walk in closet in master bedroom:


Master Bedroom:


Main entrance:


Two person soaker tub in the upstairs bathroom (this sold me on the house!)


Downstairs bathroom:


Cute husband!


Our backyard. There is a playground down there!


Road our house is on:


The house!!

9 comments:

Rob & Tina said...

I remember when we made our last mortgage payment. It's even better when you see it gone from your online banking profile. And, I still hate you about the tubs. Did I mention the tub in this house is the same size as a coke can? Bitch. :)

Mark & Court said...

Thanks a LOT! You've made Court very very JEALOUS!! now I have to find a way to get her that tub.

Aida said...

OMG, i am so jealous of the tub too since we found out Benjamin LOVES the water and our tub now is the size of a cup...lol

holy cow, big house, paid cash? is the house in the 6 digits range? but a very nice place indeed!

jen said...

Wow! Fantastic house! I am especially jealous of the WOOD fireplace!

Kara and Matt said...

heheheh I will think of you all when I relax in my amazing tub!

Way Way Up said...

Congrats! That is quite an amazing accomplishment. You must be very proud. I was surprised to hear there would be houses for sale in such a small community. It looks like a fantastic place though. I love the floors too.

Kate Nova said...

Congratulations, that is all so amazing!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is a best Friday ever! Your blog is great... will it still be the same address when you leave (wenttokugluktuk.blogspot.com)?

I also had a baby boy around the same time as you so it is wonderful to see Hunter.

In Iqaluit

c'est moi said...

congrats guys! enjoy your new digs, it's BEAUTIFUL.