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Welcome To The Landed Gentry

All right, not exactly gentry, per se, but we're now landed. We've been househunting for a while now: weeks of driving around and picking up flyers, followed by some viewing houses on the inside guided by our sherpa guide realtor. Well, this afternoon we signed to buy a house. Brand spanking new, in a new housing development northwest of Atlanta. Like all new housing developments in the southeast, it's got one of those vaguely Tolkien/Celtic/Shakespeare kinda names: The Lakes of Stone Gate. We signed the papers and wrote out a large check of earnest money, so that's it. No damned offer-counteroffer shenanigans to deal with. We'll close at the beginning of December. Good God. I feel both pleased and nauseous at the same time...