Thanks for the post from Sylvia Campbell
Moving in with a guy was something I always said I wouldn’t do. I know now that was really premature of me to say and kind of judgmental as well but I just grew up in a house where you didn’t live together until you got married. But when my fiancé and I got engaged it just seemed silly to spend so much money on two apartments when we knew we were getting married anyway, you know?
So we started house hunting and we would have waited until after the wedding if this killer place hadn’t come on the market and you know, we love it! I like being a homeowner a lot and thankfully since I’m a teacher I had the summer to get the place in shape. I spent a lot of time doing my homework, researching electric companies in Dallas and talking to the neighbor about the soil in the garden, and so far I’ve had really good luck with the house. I even put up the backsplash in the kitchen myself which I think is quite an accomplishment! My husband and I are now married which is a lot of fun – the wedding itself was a blast but I really just like having him as a roommate and getting to come home to my best friend every night. It’s so comforting to know that he’ll always be there for me no matter what and it’s also been fun having a project (this house!) with him to work on during the weekends.
We’ve learned a lot about each other by the way we have handled this house stress and I think that’s important. I never knew he was so bad with a hammer, for instance, but one trip to the emergency room later and a couple of hours of contractor labor and I think we both learned that lesson! I love my husband but I’ll never ask him to do anything around the house again.