We bought a house! Wow and yay!!!!!! 

It’s been such a long process – we’ve been seriously looking ever since I went back to paid work and it’s been an exercise in frustration and disappointment. It had started to feel like we would have to give up and look at renting somewhere different next year (mainly because of access – our place is down a flight of stairs from the road, and in Wellington that means not just 4 or 5 steps but 40 or 50 steps). And now we have a house! We’re moving in 3 weeks! We better get our act together. 

Half of our deposit is coming out of our KiwiSaver accounts. I feel like we owe Michael Cullen a beer.