Lately my signature has been much required, we are in the process of buying a house.
To be precise, we are buying the house that we are currently renting.
(Nothing like a two-year test run as my husband keeps chirpily saying.)
Did you know that the word ‘Mortgage’ directly translates in the Latin as ‘Death Grip’?!
Just a little fun fact for you there!
Now I have been known to wiggle out of yearlong rental contracts that I felt were a bit stifling, run away to France and be done with it.
I come out in a rash when you so much as mention the words ‘commitment’ ‘investment’ or ‘fixed term rate’ and I’m ashamed to say that I get confused by numbers that are more than four zeros long.
So the idea of entering into a contract with the bank for the next forty years or so is most disconcerting.
Excuse me for a moment while I indulge myself in a little Meyers Briggs
My personality type is ESFP...
I wont go into too much detail but this basically means that I am a fun loving criminal, spontaneous and energetic who lives in the immediate and has a lively dislike of theory and future planning.
So at best I am in the lucky possession of a ‘Contagious good humour and irrepressible joy of living’ (David Kiersy)
However at my worst I tend to feel ‘Overwhelmed with tension and stress when driven into a situation which requires deep and careful consideration.’
(I would reluctantly say that house buying probably falls into this category)
So its been an interesting couple of months but I feel primarily blessed to be able to take such a sensible and grown up step,
I am also very glad of a husband who is patient and willing to coerce me into paying due care and attention before signing my life away.