My A-Z autobiography … H is for House and home
Those annoying telesales calls, we all get them, trying to sell stuff – there’s always that moment when they ask ‘are you the home-owner?’
I lived at home until I was eighteen, moved in with a friend who owned a house until I married, and, well, one way and another, always lived in other people’s property until I moved to Scotland. The property market was just starting to perk up but it was still going to be cheaper for me to buy than to rent, and I invested, very nervously, in a shabby ninety-year-old flat and spent two years fixing it up, one project at a time. After two years I sold it, for more than double what I had paid, and bought a very small house. My very own house!
There’s a quote I read somewhere that middle age starts with the first mortgage. Instead, I felt and feel quite extraordinarily grown up. Me! A home-owner!
Not that I admit that to telesalespeople, of course.
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Dankie ne, en ek wag vir die ‘I’ …
So great Elizabeth to own your own hearth and home! And well done on selling your first one and making a lovely profit! We’ve just sold our lovely and beautiful old home and moving into a much smaller town house … but it will be home!
Oh enjoy – lang may yer lum reek! (Heeltemaal tweetalig, jy weet)
Congrats for being a home owner. I don’t get solicitors asking for “the home owner.” They ask for the lady of the house, in which case I tell them they have the wrong number. If they don’t know my name, they have the wrong number.
I can’t wait to own my first home and I can really imagine that inner smile you feel when one of those very annoying sales people call up. Great post again 🙂 http://www.writerachael.com/blog
Congrats to you! Owning your own home is really good. We’ve been married just over fifty years and are in our third home, the one where we’ll be for the rest of our lives. We really are roots people, huh? http://www.foreveryoung279.blogspot.com
Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!!
I was ecstatic when I bought my first home. I still live there (waiting for the market to bounce back) and I still love the place. 🙂
Thanks Liz! It’s the maintenance where I really miss have a handy man around 🙂
I am proud of you! In this day and age it is still not the norm for women to have their own place, purchased by themselves and paid for by themselves! So I applaud you, Elizabeth!