Ben and I closed on our first home on May 19, which was also my 27th birthday. Ben likes to joke that my 57th birthday present will be a paid-for home. The closing went smoothly, and we got right to work on the house. The previous owner did not make the job of moving very easy on us. It seems like we're finding new things everywhere that make us dislike her more. For instance, she apparently loves tacky wallpaper, ugly paint colors, and not finishing a task! Not to mention she seemed to have no desire to keep a clean and landscaped lawn. So we have our work cut out for us.
Here are some pictures of us and the house. It seems like an outdoor cat came along with the house. He sticks to us like glue when we're working around outside. No name yet, though.