If all goes according to plan, I will become an official home owner in exactly three weeks. This means, amongst other things, that I have no entered the not-sleeping phase. What is the bank appraisal doesn’t pan out? What if the seller doesn’t actually fix the things he’s promised to fix? What if the kitchen renovation costs more than I can actually afford?
Also, should I paint my new bedroom passionate colors (in anticipation of eventually having a great sex life) or should I go for calming, relaxing colors instead (in anticipation of, well, not)?
I find it best to consider these things around 4:00am. Or 2:00am. Or 7:00am when I decide to finally get up, go for a jog, then get a cramp after a mile and half and have to head home.
But once I start, I can’t stop.
(Obsessing that is, not running. I can always stop running. I pride myself on this ability.)
But what about my home office? Should I have 2 separate desks? Space for a yoga mat? And how am I going to decorate for my eventual house warming? Should I have a joint house warming/ birthday party? Will by house be ready to be warmed in time for my birthday? If it isn’t, should I plan for 2 parties? Do I even have enough friends for 2 parties?
Fortunately, I’ve amassed a decent collection of international (and internationally inclined) boy-friends over the years, so whether its 2:00am or 4:00am, I can always hop online and find someone willing to listen to me talk “house stuff.”
That’s not to say that my girlfriends here on the home front haven’t been awesome and totally supportive, because they have, but eventually, they, like all normal people, go to sleep. This leaves me alone with my laptop, my Facebook account and my collection of “pen pals,” who, thanks to time zone differences, are always awake at one point or another.
I think I am probably a little bit crazy with this little system I’ve worked out. But hey, it’s better than Pinterest home decor-porn, right?