First home

Post contributed by Hilton Miranda

I am finally a homeowner! I can’t express in words how exciting this is for me. I have always wanted to own my own place and now I finally do. I could not have done it without the help of my big sister. Let me be a little more specific: my big sister in the sorority. She has done so much for me. I don’t even know where to begin. She flew up and helped me with everything. She helped me find a great mortgage company. She interviewed different Richmond home security companies. She even made me a cheat sheet about homeownership. She did so much and I will be forever grateful. There were times in college when I wondered if sorority life was for me. Then I look back at all the fun and friends I made through the sorority and realize it was the best decision of my life. There have been a lot of times when I have felt lost, but one of my sorority friends was always there to comfort me. I am one lucky girl!

Feeling Safe at Home

Robin: Oh, my God. You’ve been robbed.
Ted: Nope. Just got rid of all my old girlfriend stuff.
Robin: All that stuff was from your exes? Didn’t you buy any stuff of your own?
Ted: What can I say? Papi got swag. –How I Met Your Mother

Last night Match’s dad and I got to talking over dinner about dogs. His dad likes to retell stories, and this one was one of my favorites. He grew up with an Afghan that was fairly aggressive, and in this case it paid off. Their house got broken into by a burglar, and the guy only managed to take a few steps before the dog had slammed him into the wall, literally. He was stuck in the drywall when Match’s grandparents found him and were able to call the police. Not a bad home security system!

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