February 23, 2007
Thoughts on Home Ownership
I've only been a homeowner for six months now, yet it amazes me how much my thought focus has changed in that short amount of time. I knew I'd feel differently about our house than our rented apartment, but I underestimated the extent to which my mind would shift.
A few examples.
Change, when I was renting:
Change, as a homeowner:
Other things I've noticed:
- I go to sleep early on Friday nights, so that I'll wake up early on Saturday morning to get stuff done.
- I'm willing to paint anything with just a few minutes notice.
- I can spend hours watching This Old House.
- I've started saying very grown-up things, like "Someone should really do something about these property taxes," and "We need to salt that sidewalk before someone slips and hurts themselves"
All in all, it's a great experience, but I haven't decided if I like how adult-like it makes me feel. I still think of myself as a college student. I'm like a walking frosted mini wheats commercial
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go yell at the people driving too fast down my street.