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The Sunday Salon

It’s been a very busy week for me! I’d spent the previous week looking at condos in Philadelphia—and then on Tuesday I made a bid on a place I really liked. The offer was ridiculously low, so I never thought I’d get the place. On Wednesday, I discovered that my bid had been accepted. Then, on Thursday, I made a down payment on the place! I’ll be paying it off until I’m about forty, but I think it’s going to be worth it. The closing date is October 1st; and since I’ll be making some alterations to the apartment, I’ll be able to move in sometime at the end of October or the beginning of November. I’m so excited about all of this, I can’t tell you! I’ve been living with my parents for the past two years and I’ve saved up my money gradually; I can’t believe I’m actually taking this step! It’s exciting, but I was so nervous writing that check on Thursday night…

Although I’ve had all of that going on in the past couple of weeks, I still managed to get a bit of reading done. I’ve continued with the All Viragos All August thing, reading The Orchid House, by Phyllis Shand Allfrey and Jane and Prudence, by Barbara Pym (not a Virago edition, but I think it counts); and then I also read High Wages, by Dorothy Whipple, and The Pindar Diamond, by Katie Hickman, my LTER book for this past month. The best of these was High Wages; Dorothy Whipple is a favorite. I’m thinking about reading Henry of the High Rock, by Juliet Dymoke, next, which has been sitting on my shelf for ages.

Comments

Daphne said…
It is so exciting to get your first place - congratulations!! From everything I've been hearing, it's a great time to buy.
Molly said…
Congratulations on owning your first place!
Congratulations on the condo! Very exciting news indeed. It is a scary step (I remember being terrified buying our first townhouse) but I think you'll find it one of the best decisions you've ever made.
Willa said…
Congratulations on your new place! It's really exciting! How was the Pindar Diamond? I am consering reading it.
readerbuzz said…
I'll never forget my first place on my own...$175 a month, including all utilities! The last month I lived there, a woman was murdered just down from me.

Congrats to you! Enjoy your new place!
Amanda said…
Congratulations on your new place! How exciting! My husband and I just got our bid accepted on a house we wanted so yippee! It's our first place too. Good luck and post photos!
Marg said…
OH, this is big news! Congratulations.
Heidi said…
Happy New Home! A very big step. Here's hoping there are great spots for reading. :)
Oregon Kimm said…
Many congratulations on your new purchase! Home/condo ownership is wonderful!! May you find tons of space to cram in bookshelves...

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