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Big News [Mar. 8th, 2010|07:27 pm]
Laurion

We have some big news to share.  It’s a big deal, and a big change for us.  It’s going to mean some changes to our social life, and to almost every aspect of our life, actually.  Some of you we’ve told already, and some of you have probably suspected (or possibly feared?).  We’ve been thinking about it and planning for it for months now, and now that we’ve reached a certain stage in the, um, developments, we’re ready to tell everyone (after the cut).

We’re house hunting!  We started the process just a few weeks ago, with the help of the wonderful Susan Wilson (thanks to the good words of all who have had positive interactions with her in the past).  We’ve gone out and looked at a few properties in the pat two weekends (obviously that won’t happen this coming weekend), and despite a rocky start, we’re confident now that we’ll be able to find something that suits us in our budgeted range.  We’ll probably be a little further west than we’d generally prefer, but still inside of 495.  We’re looking south of where we are now, due in large part to Amanda’s commute (Maynard to Walpole is grueling!)  We’re happy to chat about it with anyone who is interested, but neither of us is a prolific poster, so you may not see a lot of updates on it here.

And a few apologies for the overly dramatic opening. *grin*  We’re not keeping it a secret or anything, we just hadn’t made a broadcast about it yet …

Originally published at lebor.net. You can comment here or there.

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[User Picture]From: bkdelong
2010-03-09 12:29 am (UTC)
Congratulations! I'm assuming from the fanfare that you are first time homebuyers?
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[User Picture]From: laurion
2010-03-09 12:43 am (UTC)
Indeed.
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[User Picture]From: laurion
2010-03-09 02:42 am (UTC)
Indeed! Susan keeps making references to talking to you two about the horror stories. I'm not sure if that is because you two earned the best stories, or if she's just snagged on to the connection (as opposed to the one with Mark and Jane or Becky and Arnis or...).
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[User Picture]From: laurion
2010-03-09 02:42 am (UTC)
It is one of the towns we're looking at.
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[User Picture]From: artan_eter
2010-03-09 01:56 am (UTC)
We’re looking south of where we are now

No!!!! Look north! North!

(ok, so that's entirely self-interested hoping that someone would be interested in TI, but Woburn seems to not be the place people are moving)

Any range of south, or just south in general?
Good luck.
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[User Picture]From: laurion
2010-03-09 02:39 am (UTC)
I'd prefer certain parts of north as well, but an hour long commute is already doing mean and nasty things to Amanda (and by extension, to me), and just isn't fair. So far we're mostly looking at things in the natick/framingham/ashland/hopkinton/millis/medway region, being manageably affordable and moderately between our two workplaces.
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[User Picture]From: laurion
2010-03-09 02:40 am (UTC)
On top of which TI, bluntly, would not be a good fit for us. The best you could hope for is to gain neighbors, not buyers. :D
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[User Picture]From: artan_eter
2010-03-09 02:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, not really serious about that, just sort of... hoping that the process will go smoothly and quickly, so pushing into public consciousness thing.

Minimizing commuting is a must. I understand the madness inherent in the mandatory travel. I do very badly when stuck with a long commute.
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[User Picture]From: salmonpi
2010-03-09 11:02 pm (UTC)
Good luck with everything! We just had an offer accepted on Friday and now everything is moving super quickly!
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