Tuesday, April 13, 2010


One of the most important things I learned in my HIST130 class was to read the preface - the preface always explains what you'll need to know about the book. Who they are, why the book was written, what the book is going to tell you, and how they are going to tell you.  Who knew! Too bad it took until my sophmore year of college to figure that all out.

The (mis)Adventures of a SFH
SFH = Single Female Homeowner


Almost 6 months ago I made one of the biggest moves in my entire life - purchasing my first home.  It wasn't something that even a year before that I even contemplated doing. I am a single woman, 28 years old, with a large amount of student loans and a terrible habit for buying what I want.  How the heck was I supposed to afford to buy a house?!  But then the government did a magical thing and offered me $8000 dollars if I bought a house. $8000?!  Seriously? With the encouragement of my hockey team captain (who is also a stellar realtor) I began thinking about buying a house and wondering how I was going to afford it.  Eventually, I found my perfect starter home!  A week after seeing it I made my offer and was under contract.

More about me - I'm a children's librarian by profession, hockey player by choice, and most recently have turned into a DIY diva-extraordinaire.  Or at least I like to pretend that I am.  While I'll mostly write about my adventures as a homeowner, I'll occasionally regale you with tales from the library or the rink...or where ever else the unexpected and ridiculous happens.  I'll try to catch up on most things that have happened from offer day in August until now - and I'll do my best to keep it in chronological order. Because I like order. And organization. And label making and sticky notes. Not to mention acronyms. TYVM.

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The house as it looked on offer day


  1. Joseph's Grandma PatApril 13, 2010 at 6:10 PM

    You're house is just adorable! Looking forward to hearing hopefully more adventures than misadventures! Happy decorating!

  2. Well for your first home it is so cute. Congrats and I can't wait to hear more about your adventures