The move is finally a "go go go"!
Today I signed the final contract and on the 27th of Feb, the agent gets my money and I get the keys to the new digs!
I won't pretend I havent' had mixed feelings about the whole move thing. Afterall, the Lake House is the first place I really called home in my adult life. However, I always said I never wanted to be a slave to my house, and that's exactly what's been happening. With no cost of living increases at work, and no-semblence of one coming soon, I can only continuing living on my own if I don't want to do anything ever again. No trips, etc. It'll only be a matter of time before I can't afford to drive anywhere either. Afterall, California living isn't inexpensive, and even though I have a good job that pays me well, I can't keep this up on my own.
It's time to move on from solo living and cash on a roomie, insulation, a dishwasher, a gas range, granite counter tops, central heating and air, and extra pocket change. Thankfully, my parents are helping me out with new kitchen and living room stuff as part of a generous birthday gift. I'll admit, starting over is starting to sound good.