I know I’ve been missing in action for a bit, but I have some reasons… be them good or not.

You see, I wrote you a post about being responsible with your money to make traveling easier, specifically about avoiding impulse purchases. So let me tell you how dense I am. After religiously avoiding all unnecessary purchases for several months, I decided to impulsively buy… a house.

Like I said: Idiot.

I wasn’t even intentionally looking at houses. I just saw a listing online and fell in love. I went to see it and put an offer in that day.

So that, dearest readers, is where I have been for the last month. Signing my name no less than 1,000,000 times. Reading over stacks of paper that have environmentalists everywhere shaking their heads in disapproval. Getting surveys for this, inspections for that and tests for something else.

So this process has been going on for a month… My closing date is tomorrow. TOMORROW. That is the day that I own my personal, private little piece of the world.

Except that my lenders called yesterday to explain that the condo association was upside-down financially and a few other things that make the property unwarrantable.

Like a punch in the stomach. Just like that.

So, I don’t have a house. And I won’t for at least a year or more. I will be better prepared with my savings by then.

I can also admit that I was a little relieved. A house is a huge commitment, and I was soundly questioning  the haste with which I had made my decision.

I would have loved to own that house, but alas, now is not the time.

PS. then April Fool’s Day was Cardigan Weather’s 3rd birthday. This blog that started as a way to keep my sanity has morphed into something that I hold very dearly. Thanks to all of you who read this.