It had been a long winter of working overtime to afford a big down payment on the new house we were planning on buying. We did not know what house we would be buying, nor did we know exactly where it would be. We just knew we wanted out of our apartment. We checked our credit and got a promise from the bank for a specific level of mortgage we would be eligible for. We wanted our payments to be manageable, and that meant a big down payment. I announced the big day with help from a toronto limo service.
I had been keeping track of all our savings due to the overtime and frugal living we endured since late last summer. Now we were in the middle of spring and approaching summer. The short days of winter had us working, going back to the apartment, eating a quick dinner and going to bed to repeat the process the next day. My wife did not want to know the totals until we were ready to house shop. She was really surprised when, on our day off, the limo showed up. We were going house hunting!
I had already picked out a few places for us to look at on my own. I figured she would pick the next batch after this little surprise and the limo ride, but she absolutely fell head over heels for the third house we saw that day.