Friday, October 09, 2009

We won the lottery!

We won the lottery. Not the Megamillion Powerball or whatever. We won the Affordable Housing Lottery - a chance to buy a place at a reasonable price (which is hard to come by in this city!). We applied for the lottery in April or May but didn't hear anything until late August, and have since been working on mountains and mountains of paperwork to get the deal done. It's still not a done deal, but it's close: we have a closing date. November 13. That will make those last few weeks in November pretty crazy.
Our condo is in a new development that is outfitted with green features like solar panels and Energy Star appliances and such. To say we're excited is an understatement, but we're a little nervous too. If for some reason it doesn't work out, we are going to be homeless on December 1 with a new baby!
Bruce is excited about the new place. It has three bedrooms, supposedly lots of insulation so we won't have grouchy neighbors (we'll be testing this out), an elevator (I've already warned Bruce we are not riding the elevator up and down all day), and close proximity to trains and museums (two of his favorite things).


Blogger Janis Mars Wunderlich said...

Don't worry if you end up being homeless. You're a lot more likely to get donations if you have 2 little kids with you!
Hopefully it won't come to that!
Good luck with your move. This is probably the only time in your life that you'll ever move into someplace totally new--- everything "unbroken" and clean! ENJOY!!! A perfect place to bring a new baby to!

9:59 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Congrats, that's awesome!!!

I have been walking up three flights of stairs with Adler in my arms...I would kill for an elevator!

1:23 AM  
Blogger Strong Clan said...

CONGRATS!! That is awesome! And you are so lucky to have found one so close to things you and Bruce can do together!
LUCKY DUCK Mrs. Raymond! Love you!

2:12 PM  
Blogger mithu said...

phew! i feel relief for you and i'm still keeping my fingers crossed! i wouldn't worry about it though, you'll get it. the whole "green" thing is a real plus! YAY! see you on monday!

9:37 PM  
Blogger Doc said...

Don't worry - you can crash with us. Bruce can terrorize Joe and Sam to no end. You can cook for us. Scott can prescribe some sort of med to keep me motivated through my dissertation. :-)

10:46 PM  
Blogger TheKunks said...

COngratulations! Can't wait to see pics of your home decor. :) KT

5:46 PM  
Blogger The Elledges said...

WAHOO!!! I'm so excited for you guys! You deserve it.

6:37 PM  
Blogger ellen said...

Being homeowners will be better than you think! And, I'll be visiting you after work since you'll be close to MIT! Congrats!!!

8:26 PM  

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