We've bought a house.
Jon and I are still a little dazed. We look at each other sometimes and just smile (not that we don't already do that, but this is different). We have to, otherwise we'd descend into the tyranny of second-thoughts and doubts.
The other day, Jon said, "You know, for the amount of money we forked over, we could have hiked the entire Appalachian Trail" (which usually takes around six months).
And I countered, "We could have taken a long and leisurely backpacking trip around Europe."
Instead, we're rooting ourselves in Kentucky, thinking about lawn mowers, roof repairs, paint chips, gardens, a room of her own (an actual library)...