Tuesday, November 8, 2011

MIA

Wow, its been a whole week since I've posted.  I think that's a record here on HWFS!  Well, I have a very good reason for the delay.  I'm now a homeowner!  Da boyfriend and I bought a wonderful house in upstate New York.  I'm a New Yorka' now!  As you can imagine, its been a flurry of moving boxes, sore muscles and lots and lots of driving.  I've managed to move almost all of my stockpile already.  Luckily that was the easy part - it was already stored in my garage so it didn't have to be lugged up or down any stairs.  I have a lovely (and large) room on the first floor of the house just for all those goodies.  I can't wait until its all organized!

I've still got tons more things to move, but we've got plenty of time until my lease is up so there's no rush.  Closing on the house was quite a process.  We put the offer in on the house during the fourth of July weekend!  Since then, its just been one issue after another.  We both took vacation time last week, hoping for a closing date of Monday or Tuesday.  Then a freak snowstorm hit and knocked out power in NJ and NY, so we didn't close until Friday.  But happily, that's all behind us now and we've got the all-important keys to the house.  

I have lots of pictures to share with you, but still no computer.  I've held off buying one because DBF's computer is only a year old and we're just going to use that.  I didn't count on it taking quite this long, but soon enough I'll be back to showering you with pictures of shampoo, pasta and all the other goodies I buy.  And of course, my new and improved stockpile room!  Wooooo!

21 comments:

Sheila said...

Congratulations & welcome to Upstate NY! Are we neighbors? I'm glad you moved to another NBPR state.

frugalsuz said...

Thanks! I'm in Orange County, I think you're further north right?

Sheila said...

Yes, probably 1.5-2 hours north of you. But you still have your SR :)
I am so totally loving that store. I am happy they came back to the Capital district.

Enjoy your new home...

Kim said...

Congrats to you and your boyfriend! Cant wait to see photos of the house :)

Mynde said...

You should have a housewarming party for your stockpile room! (sounds wonderful to have one place to store extras- I have my spread out EVERYWHERE!)

Congrats to you- very exciting!

Lori said...

Congrats on the new house!!! That is super exciting.

Lori said...

Congrats on your new house! That is super exciting.

Michelle P said...

Congrats on the home!

Amanda Grant said...

Congratulations! What a big step! Enjoy your new home. :)

Susan said...

Congratulations! I am in Dutchess County! Welcome to NY! Looking forward to seeing the pictures!

slugmama said...

Congrats on the new home!
Trading NJ taxes for NY taxes won't hurt quite so much, will it?lol

I use to do some of my shopping in Orange Co. when we lived near Milford, PA.
As a matter of fact, our old house is up for sale right now and we were thinking of buying it back.lol

I hope you, BF and the stockpile will have many happy years there....

Mary said...

CONGRATS! Yay...so I have a place to stay next time I go to NY now, awesome! Ditto here for you in Cali! LOL Being a homeowner is one of the funnest things you'll ever get to do. Congrats again.

Mary

frugalsuz said...

Thanks all! We're so excited!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! Such happy news!!!! Moving sucks but enjoy organising your new place and making it your own. No more white walls unless you want them white!
Until you get a chance to post some pics, please tell us a bit more about the house so we can live vicariously:-)

frugalsuz said...

lol Elizabeth, sure. Its a side by side split level, has three bedrooms (possibly four), two full baths, a beautiful kitchen, sliding glass doors and its on almost 3/4 of an acre. I just love it! It needs a lot of updating, its practically covered in wood paneling, but we'll work on that slowly but surely.

K said...

Congratulations! And I hope you didn't use up all of your vacation on the snowstorm!

batito said...

Congrats on your new home! Photos please ;)

Pubbler said...

Congratulations! So happy for you guys. I'm looking forward to the pics

Kerri said...

AWESOME!! Can't wait to see pics of your new stockpile room!!

Thrifty T said...

I'm so excited for you Suzanne!!! I can't wait to see pictures of your new house!

Tshanina

Jamie @ I Am A Money Magnet said...

Catching up on my reading and just read about your new house! Congratulations how exciting for you!