Thank you. Thank you very much. June 19, 2014 6:51 PM   Subscribe

As of yesterday, June 18, 2014, I am, for the very first time in my 43 years, a homeowner. On behalf of all of the 4sters, I would like to offer some words of thanks.

This is a Big Deal for me, and I want to call out some Mefites who helped me when I was probably (much) more freaked out about the process than I was letting on, even to members of my family.

So, here's to you, Gingho, Admiral Haddock, Flamingo, valkyryn, Dip Flash, devinemissk, JoeZydeco, VTX, and Violet Hour.

Simply "marking as best answer" did not seem like enough. Thank you everyone. Thank you so much. You just never know how much making the time for simple and small acts of kindness matter to others' lives.
posted by 4ster to MetaFilter-Related at 6:51 PM (27 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

Hurray! So when can we all come and visit?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:52 PM on June 19, 2014 [6 favorites]


Next week's AskMe: I'm throwing a housewarming party for 2,000 internet friends, what punch should I make?

Congratulations!
posted by arcticseal at 7:05 PM on June 19, 2014 [15 favorites]


The week after that: I have a LOT of leftover punch that did not fit in my refrigerator. Can I drink it?
posted by 4ster at 7:06 PM on June 19, 2014 [31 favorites]


Great job, everyone!
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 7:17 PM on June 19, 2014


I joined this site only today and am delighted to see such a nice story. Glad you were able to get help from the community for the home buying process :)
posted by Westinghouse at 7:17 PM on June 19, 2014 [10 favorites]


Congratulations!
posted by Dip Flash at 8:46 PM on June 19, 2014


...But the house was built TOO SMALL
posted by cashman at 8:49 PM on June 19, 2014 [1 favorite]


"I'm throwing a housewarming party for 2,000 internet friends, what punch should I make?"

Philadelphia Fish House punch.
posted by klangklangston at 8:49 PM on June 19, 2014 [1 favorite]


I became a home owner at the age of thirty. It has brought me nothing but misery. I wish you better luck.
posted by Decani at 9:05 PM on June 19, 2014 [2 favorites]


Party at 4ster's house! Congrats.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 9:07 PM on June 19, 2014 [2 favorites]


In MetaTalk on day one?

You may wanna spend some time in Ask before you jump into the big leagues.
posted by notyou at 10:51 PM on June 19 [+] [!]


Perhaps there is a nuance here that I'm not getting. One of the cool kids putting a newbie in their place? And completely irrelevant to the MeTa post.

Note: Everyone needs a hug.
posted by sundrop at 9:18 PM on June 19, 2014 [11 favorites]


Congrats on your dwelling!

(Yes, you can drink the punch, we spiked it with Everclear so you can drink it a decade from now it and will still be fine.)
posted by rtha at 9:29 PM on June 19, 2014 [1 favorite]


It may have been indirect, yeah. It was meant as a welcome, in a round about way, but I can certainly see how that may not be clear.

I hope I haven't soured your impression of MetaFilter, Westinghouse, on your first day.

Congrats on the house, 4ster!
posted by notyou at 10:31 PM on June 19, 2014


Congratulations! Welcome to the party.
posted by misha at 12:36 AM on June 20, 2014


I'm in Staunton for the music festival in August. So that's settled.
posted by Namlit at 1:36 AM on June 20, 2014


But nobody is gonna eat that home cured prosciutto that someone will likely leave behind
posted by Namlit at 1:38 AM on June 20, 2014


Nice! Congratulations to you and yours!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 3:24 AM on June 20, 2014


ARE YOU READING THIS THREAD, GOOGLE?
posted by marienbad at 4:05 AM on June 20, 2014 [6 favorites]


Also massive congratulations on getting sorted, and great job Mefi.
posted by marienbad at 4:06 AM on June 20, 2014


God I wish I had read that question two weeks ago when I was on the phone with my mortgage company every day trying to get them just one more piece of information. Everything worked out fine (closed a week ago!) but the reassurance would have been nice. Congrats on your house, 4ster.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 4:07 AM on June 20, 2014 [1 favorite]


Mortgage companies are like old testament gods - lots of inscrutable rules and no mercy.

Congrats!
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 7:19 AM on June 20, 2014 [3 favorites]


Congrats!

And...I'd argue MeTa is a good place for any new user to start out. You can learn what might get you dragged over here if you're not careful on the bluegreen.
posted by allkindsoftime at 10:22 AM on June 20, 2014 [1 favorite]


(welcome, Westinghouse!)
posted by allkindsoftime at 10:23 AM on June 20, 2014


Hugfests! and Hello to newbies!

I'd crash the party but Virginia is a bit far for me to walk.
posted by Michele in California at 11:19 AM on June 20, 2014


The week after that: I have a LOT of leftover punch that did not fit in my refrigerator. Can I drink it?

Put it in the freezer.

UNTIL IT FREEZES.

congrats!
posted by nubs at 2:45 PM on June 20, 2014 [4 favorites]


hoMEOWner
posted by avocet at 8:32 PM on June 20, 2014 [1 favorite]


congrats!
posted by JoeZydeco at 1:49 PM on June 24, 2014


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