Tuesday, December 21, 2010

There's good news and bad news...

70mm Crimean Era British Infantry Officer

...the bad news is that I now know what it's like to have four year old children on Christmas day...

...the good news is that I learned this vital lesson at ten am this morning, when Mrs. Kinch opened a letter from our mortgage people and discovered that we have finally gotten approval.

She celebrated this great occasion by running into the bedroom and jumping on my head. I think I took it rather well despite having finished work at 6 am.

So, it looks like this whole house business is actually going to happen. I'm as surprised as anyone.

I spent the rest of the day making phonecalls, watching old movies* and doing some work on Mrs. Kinch's great uncles gift (see above).

*Rambo III - A relic of a simpler, more civilized time back when the Afghans were noble savages.


  1. Congratulations! A long struggle won. Jumping on the bed sounds like a perfectly reasonable reaction to me.

    If you get the urge upon moving in to renovate the bathroom, my advice is, Don't!


  2. Yippee! I hope that all goes well from now on and that you and Mrs. Kinch will find yourselves in your new home before much longer.

    Have a most Happy Christmas and a Joyous New Year!

    -- Jeff

  3. I give you joy of your mortgage Sir!
    Excelelnt news which I hope will enhance the season for you both greatly.
    best wishes

  4. Huzzah!
    Just in time for Christmas!
    (Being jumped on is one of the staples of having a young child in the house - just take care of your family jewels during the assault)

  5. Very pleased to hear that the mortgage was approved! What a nice way to lead into Christmas.