It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today we hear from “Incredulous in Oregon”, who was thinking of buying a house and wondered why her boyfriend was so resistant to the idea of moving in with her as her tenant/paying her rent while still wanting to discuss future hypothetical baby names with her. She’s updated twice before, and now has a third and final update:
Well, everything is freaking fantastic (no sarcasm), which is always what I want to hear in updates! I’m still glad I asked for advice in the first place so I could slow my roll; it really made a difference in my perspective. I finally got that house I wanted and at the perfect time (2013). Prices have gone up like crazy since. We moved into a lovely little house with a wild yard, and we’re currently adding a bathroom in the basement with the deepest friggin’ tub I could find, plus making other improvements. Since I got a house like I’ve always wanted, I finally get to live in a place with boldly colored walls (dark teal living room, apple green kitchen, yellow and blue patterned wall in the nursery).
That’s right, we have a nursery! In it lives our non-Chewbacca baby who is now three months old and the cutest little thing not named Optimus or Copernicus you ever did see. We didn’t find out the sex until she was born and didn’t decide on a name from our list until a day later. Little Isadora (Izzie for short) is a very happy and giggly baby (the best kind). And four years into marriage, we’re still going strong and are closer and happier than ever.
I’m really glad I didn’t buy that house on my own way back when.
What a sweet update! Congrats to you on all your happiness and blessings, especially little Izzie!
If you’re someone I’ve given advice to in the past, I’d love to hear from you, too. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to the original post, and let me know whether you followed the advice and how you’re doing now.