Today I spent more money than I ever have before. But in a good way. Today I bought a co-op apartment. We haggled back and forth all day until we got a deal. Now I have to get the financing. I have a pre-approval for a mortgage so I'm good there. I have $25k toward the down payment. That just leaves the closing. Probably another $10k.
So I immediately began calling everyone I knew. Guess who I called first - yeah, it was Coleen. I needed to call her about something else anyway and I was waiting until later in the day so that I could finish the negotiations and give her my news. She was happy although I couldn't gauge her thrill factor because I was too happy.
I've been calling some other people ... more or less everybody. Then set about getting an attorney. setting out arranging for the purchase. Hopefully by summer I'll be closer to everyone I know. Or I'll just enjoy living in a place I can call my own.
My only disappointment is I won't get to tell my dad. It was at his urging that I've even gotten this far. I owe him a huge debt. I have a small bit of sadness mixed with my joy.