Two Weeks
April 2nd, 2010 by Mike


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Two weeks ago today, I became a home owner. I also took on a ton of debt. But now I’m sleeping in a place that is truly my own. This is a great little condo. Sure, it needs a little TLC. The up side to that is that everything it needs is cosmetic.

The day I closed, I packed up a few things in my little Honda Civic and invited some of my friends to the new place for a drink, to help me celebrate my new home. It was a great time.

For the first time in ages, I’m sleeping incredibly well. Reggie still bounces on my face first thing in the morning, but I’m actually not getting up in the middle of the night. That tells me I’m doing something right.

Shortly after moving in, my friend Tom painted a little bit for me. He did the brown in the living room and the red in the kitchen. The place has a lot of beige, so two big splashes of color really liven it up. The next room to be painted is probably the bathroom. I’m leaning toward a light sage green or a Tiffany blue. The Tiffany blue has the potential to be gorgeous. It also has the potential to be over-the-top gay.

If you want to see how things are shaping up, check out the photo set on flickr.

Reggie and I are doing a lot of walking right now. We’re doing three walks a day, averaging a little bit under 2 miles a day. If you use Runkeeper, add me, mikehillwig.

This weekend, I have one “must do” projects that I need to get out of the way, and that’s blinds on the window. Since I live at street level, I’m not a fan of people looking into my windows all the time. I did put up curtains in the front windows, but I don’t want them to be closed all the time. I just need to buy nice wood blinds that don’t look like cheap mini blinds.

Today, I did the walkthrough and handed in the keys to my place in Salem. It was bittersweet. I liked that place, but Salem was just inconvenient for me. Traffic was hell getting to and from work, and since I do so much in the city with the chorus and doctors, I was spending a lot of time commuting. Now, I’m closer to everything. Anyway, that chapter of my life has been completed and it’s time to write the next one.

3 Responses  
  • Brenda writes:
    April 3rd, 201010:28 amat

    Looks awesome. Im so happy I was on the short list and saw it the day you closed. Cant wait for the warming. Kisses to my Reggie man.

  • Darcie writes:
    April 3rd, 201011:27 amat

    I agree, looking great!!! I also can’t wait for the housewarming. I am so glad we made the “family short list”, and got invited 🙂 And, go with the Tiffany Blue. It’s what you wanted in the first place.

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