Well, it’s been a bit of a busy and different past week. The idea of buying a place has been in my mind for months, though the last foray into the world of available housing in the DC area turned up only places that were way out of my price range and left me with that never gonna happen feeling. Two weeks ago however a renewed search sparked by Thoreau’s slight interest in buying sent me on the prowl again, this time with a bit more flexibility and knowledge of a desired location. With less interest in staying in DC and more in a home closer and more accessible to family, I found that the Greenbelt area was perfect for what I was interested in and even contained housing in my price range.
So, one week ago in mentioning my interest in starting to look to my mother I somehow set my self into the whirlwind of activity, stress, excitement and lack of concentration on everything else that is buying a home. My mother got our close family friend involved and by Tuesday we were out in Greenbelt looking at condos. What have I done; but damn I am excited! Looks like I won’t be getting a condo (if I can help it) but am instead going Saturday to look at some town homes in the beautiful Greenbelt Home Inc Co-Op and based on an open house I went to on Sunday there I may be putting in an offer as early as next week. Shoot, at the rate these things are going and the fact that my room mate wants to be moved by mid-August to avoid conflicting with the start of the school year I could be living in my own place within the next 2 months!
In other news, I’ve decided I’m not doing the Pittsburgh Tri this time around after my first two choices of places to stay fell through and my doubts about being able to complete the swim rose higher and higher. I decided now would not be the best time to go spending more money to get out there and not even finish the race anyway. On top of all that I’ve hardly been riding having lost the spark of motivation I seemed to be riding on for the previous few months. Added all together I’d say even if I managed to finish the swim my bike would still suck and my run would even more. Maybe that Annapolis tri would be a good idea, transportation and lodging wouldn’t even be an issue and I’ll be running and biking plenty considering I’ve got the marathon in October… Note to self: get on that! Heck I could even bike the forty miles to Annapolis for the race if I had to.