Congrats on the house. The Peninsula is very nice. My wife and I loved hiking in the national park. I remember the banana slugs freaked her out. She grew up in Kihei, Maui right on the beach, and was totally grossed out about stepping on the giant cane toads with bare feet in the dark. I suspect the slugs reminded her of that.
We're flying electric helicopters on Mars yet you can't turn on your clothes dryer in Texas. That's because scientists are in charge of Mars, and Republicans are in charge of Texas.
Congratulations to both of you on your housing adventures. Me, the whole buying/selling of houses gives me hives and heebie-jeebies; I’m a serious commitment-phobe. So I wish you well and will pop some champagne at your closings.
Julia “It’s the shipwreck that leads you to the magical island.” (Trevor Noah)
My best year ever (according to the annual Social Security update letter) was $40,242 back in 1988 - my best year since 2004 was $6,087 in 2007. But my wife and I own two houses, two business properties, and part of a farm, and have no debt. She's semi-retired, best income year was about $60,000 eight years ago - and if you're thinking it, nothing illegal. Go figger.
Think I'll write a book, "Majikal Money", and sell it on Youtube... been closely watching the My Pillow Guy for techniques, but when I practice in front of the mirror I throw up.
(Note: there is no way I could borrow enough money to buy a $350K house - I'm not sure I could borrow enough to buy a car!)
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete. R. Buckminster Fuller