Monday, April 04, 2011

King hereafter

Cosimo and I just had our bid on a house accepted. It's been a panic-attacky 36 hours (offer! counter offer! counter-counter offer! someone's gonna walk!) and the next week will be only moderately more sane: I leave for SAA tomorrow and the moment I return I have to jump in my car to drive back to Cha-Cha City for the home inspection.

But we're totally in love with it: built in 1920 and featuring the original hardwood floors, leaded glass windows, and gumwood trim—plus an enormous front porch and a backyard full of blooming things.

Oh, and? It's on a street named after a Shakespeare play. Fucking ridiculous.

13 comments:

squadratomagico said...

Yay! Congratulations! How exciting!

And it sounds lovely!

rachel said...

congrats!!

I gotta ask Flavia -- what are your thoughts on the two body problem? Do you live close enough to commute? How did you choose one city to buy a house in?

Insights please!!

Renaissance Girl said...

I was just going to ask what Rachel beat me to asking.

Flavia said...

Thanks!

Rachel and RG: I may post on this at some future point, but the short version is that our jobs are close enough that it's possible to make the trip most weekends. During the semester, then, Cosimo will be in his city for half the week most weeks (he just signed a lease on a new, smaller apartment right near campus), and in *our* city the rest of the time. If there were decent public transportation between the two, we probably could do it every week, but driving makes it harder. We're guessing he can manage 3 out of 4 weekends. And then there are vacations.

As for how we chose which location: we like both cities equally, but for a variety of reasons there's not a future for us as a two-career couple in his city, and there might be in mine. If not, we'll hope to eventually get hired somewhere else together--but there's no way that could happen in less than 3-5 years.

It also helps that real estate is very cheap here.

phd me said...

Oh, congratulations! The house sounds lovely. I love leaded glass windows!

Kendra said...

That is so great! I can't wait to see photos! BTW, are you doing a blogger meet-up at SAA?

anumma.com said...

It sounds just lovely, especially the porch and yard.

I hope you'll be very happy on Coriolanus Way!

moria said...

Congratulations, lady. Look forward to hearing of fatal visions and other peculiar happenings.

What Now? said...

Oh my goodness, you're going to be That Shakespeare Professor Who Lives on That Shakespeare Street after all! I'm very excited for you all -- congratulations!

Dame Eleanor Hull said...

It sounds lovely. Enjoy!

I was imagining Andronicus Court.

Dr. Koshary said...

Hail, Ferule & Fescue, thane-- er, resident of That Shakespeare Street!

I am more than a little pleased that, for a change, an English lit scholar posted something on a blog referring to a work of literature that I actually recognized. It's the little things, right?

Flavia said...

Thanks, guys! And yes: the street name could be much weirder than it actually is.

Kendra: to my knowledge, no--I think most of the Ren bloggers now know each other well enough that we don't do a specific blogger meet-up.

(If Kendra is your real name, I don't think I know you, but if you know my real name, feel free to say hi if you see me! Or drop me an email--on the sidebar.)

Digger said...

Congratulations!