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. She updated once before, and now has a new update.
It turns out that when I was freaking out about the house, he was shopping for my engagement ring. He’s just really good at giving no hints about surprises. I ended up holding off on buying a house completely, and we moved in to his place so we could live cheaply and sock away money for a down payment. We’re currently house shopping and hoping to move soon into our own place (and out of the house with three messy roommates!).
I’m also happy to report that we’re still having goofy disagreements about names for non-existent babies. It’s really just fun to come up with them. (I’m holding out for a Cillian while he’s trying to convince me that Chewbacca is a valid middle name. Heaven forbid we have a girl; she’ll end up with Wonder Woman or something equally ridiculous for a name). Thanks for the perspective, everyone!
Thanks for the great update and happy anniversary! Here’s to many more together, and at least one non-hypothetical baby whose name you can argue over.
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