Big News for Today

We have successfully bought a house! This must be shocking news, I know, because I've never really given any sort of clue that this was our long-term master plan.

Obviously not the actual house key, because this one looks much cooler.
It'll only require a slight move, it's closer to where Angel works, because he's planning to take advantage of some management and education opportunities which will have him at the hospital more often.

It's an older house, but after living in our 120 year old house, Angel thinks he can handle a 60 year old house which needs some renovations but at least has plumbing and electricity.

Now that we'll no longer be renters, Angel plans to turn Morphine into an indoor cat.

Angel's parents bought us a new bed as a housewarming gift. My parents have promised to buy us curtains because they know I'm opposed to spending money on such things.

Due to adult responsibilities involved in a mortgage, I'm actually going to start working full-time at a salon owned by one of my hair school teachers.

Oh, and in related news, Angel finally got that Rachel's tattoo on his shoulder that I've always talked about, and I got my nose pierced, because cosmetologists can have nose piercings. Pictures to be revealed at a later date, except not the tattoo, because shoulders are too scandalous for this blog. Who knew a date at the Screaming Needle could be so painfully fun?

What can I say, it's a big day that calls for big announcements!

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(I did a post of this sort a year ago today--it made people a bit angry at me, so I thought I'd carry on the tradition. That's a good reason, right?)

40 comments:

  1. If this is for real, congratulations! Ha! Our house was built in the 1960's, so it has some great character. We originally wanted one way older, but found this house in a beautiful neighborhood here and scooped it up! Have fun decorating!

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  2. Bahaha. So really how much of this is true? None of it? That's my guess.

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  3. wait--what? I was so confused until the end. I didn't remember it was april fools. I was like, didn't she talk about moving to another country? hah.

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  4. I guess I have the advantage of being a few time zones ahead, so I'm already very aware of the date today ;) Though I like your idea of tatoo-ing "Rachel's" on Angel :D

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  5. April Fools ;)!!! But if the house part is for real==super exciting!!

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  6. I'M SO CONFUSED! Is this April Fool's or not?! Either way, if the house part is for real, I'm super excited for you guys...that's awesome!

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  7. The fact that a new bed slash new curtains are in the same sentence is kind of glorious. #scandalous

    I love your April Fools jokes!

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  8. ....i'll wait until tomorrow to see if this is real or not.....

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  9. Happy April Fool's Day Rachel ;-)

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  10. You got me. I'm so not made for this April Fools Day crap.

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  11. OOooh yeah you totally had me until your statement at the end. But if any of this is true, it's all pretty cool!

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  12. Haha you totally got me with this one! :)
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  13. Congratulations - on the house, new job, new tattoo, new piercing!

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  14. It would be tough owning a house in the US when you move overseas...unless of course you plan to make big bucks renting the old place ;)

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  15. You had me going up until the very end! :)

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  16. Lol im not sure what to think - soo keep me posted :D Happy Happy Day Rachel! -Iva

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  17. How exciting! Congrats on the purchase. :D

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  18. not sure if it's april fool's from the other comments ha. But if not - congrats! :)

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  19. Is the whole thing a joke? I hope not. A Rachel's tattoo would be awesome.

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  20. First off, that key is awesome.
    Secondly, HAPPY APRIL FOOLS!!!!
    I was like . . . wait . . . they can't buy a house . . . weren't they thinking about moving overseas? Maybe? Am I remembering that wrong? OH WAIT. APRIL FOOLS!!! ;] I hope you had a great prank day!

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  21. ...I'm guessing this isn't real?

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  22. I thought this was real...is it?

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  23. Wow!! That is awesome news! Congratulations guys :)

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  24. I was totally confused. I was thinking it's been a long time since I've read blogs, but I swear they were planning a move...and don't they live in her parents old house? That was a good one.

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  25. Definitely thought you were telling the truth! I went back and read the one from last year lol. LOVE THIS IDEA!! So clever and funny! I was really thinking... hmm... Okay, Angel got a tattoo.... I don't know the guy, but from what I understand, I wouldn't peg him for getting a tattoo of a person's name, but okay, whatever floats his boat! haha and then I realized what was going on!

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  26. Congrats! On everything here :) Can't wait to see photos or read of stories about your new home. When do you start your move?

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  27. HOLY MOLY so much major news!! Congratulations on your house, I can already imagine your new place to be cozy, creative and filled with beautiful spaces! And that's great that you are going to be working full-time in a salon AND that Angel got a Rachel tattoo...seriously so much amazing news all at once!

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  28. WAIT A MINUTE??? Is this an April fool's.ugh I'm so lame

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  29. I was so confused at first with you guys moving to another country! Haha!! I totally missed out on any April Fool's jokes yesterday!

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  30. for some reason, I don't trust this post. haha

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  31. so exciting!! congratulations rachel! can't wait to see photos of the home :)

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  32. Hurray hurray hurray! What great news.. A new home for the two of ya. oh, three.. can't forget Morphine!
    Aaaand a new job.. also pretty exciting stuff. I had my nose pierced and I loved it. (I took it out before it healed and was so sad when it grew over immediately. So.. don't do that. lol)
    Oh and I think if that was the key to your new house, you would be looking at a house at least 120 years old.. ;)

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  33. Funny girl!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  34. You could totally rock a nose ring, though!!

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  35. Bahaha...I'm trying to catch up on some of my blogs and just read this and was so confused! I was trying to figure out why y'all would buy a house if y'all were planning on moving out of the US. You fooled me even a week late!

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