Here’s the one we want:
We’re moving on it. Unfortunately, everything hinges on whether we can get out of our apartment lease. We’ve got two months left, but there’s a substantial penalty for breaking the agreement. But we might have some leverage, considering the fact that it rains in our bedroom from time to time.
Our first home. What a thrill. I’d love to post some pictures of the inside, but I forgot to take ‘em. It’s really nice. Three bedrooms, lots of light, all hardwood floors with dark varnish and a finished basement with a bar. What more could young marrieds want?
The only bummer is when you see what $340,000 gets you in other markets. Housing in DC is insanely expensive. I’ve started watching real estate shows on TV, and I’ve discovered that in, say, Dallas, this amount would get us a mansion. Oh, well. It’s an investment. If we eventually decide to cash in our Washington chips, we’ll likely have more than when we started. Wish us luck on this whole crazy process.
I forgot to mention that I reviewed the new Apes record for City Paper. Fine band, fine album.
Another interesting tidbit: I sometimes work alongside the ex-drummer for Faraquet, one of my favorite bands of the early aughts. They’re broken up (although I hear rumblings of some local reunion shows), but Chad currently plays bass in Medications, another great DC act. He comes in to the office from time to time to take care of the odds and ends that us staffers don’t always have time to get to. Neat.
We’re currently prepping for Damian Kulash of OK Go‘s appearance before the House Judiciary Committee in support of net neutrality. I’ve messed around a bit with his testimony, and I’m waiting to hear what he thinks. That’s on the 11th, then it’s off to SXSW to. . . well, I’m still trying to figure out what the hell I’m going to be doing in Austin.
When I get back, it’ll be just in time for me and Brooke’s one year anniversary. Time has certainly flown by since our wedding. We’d planned on taking a honeymoon to celebrate, but there’s just no time. Someday.