Well, we did it! We closed on the condo!
I can't believe it actually happened. There was some snafu with some of the paperwork and it looked like it was going to be postponed, but we got the call at around 3:45 pm today asking if we could make it to the title company office by 4 pm. We booked it on over there, signed a bunch of papers, and voila - the condo is ours!
It felt so amazing when our realtor handed us the keys!
We went out to dinner at a wonderful restaurant and wine bar called Proof to celebrate our purchase, and wow - it was absolutely divine. I had tuna tartare with avocado and wasabi soy emulsion; duck breast with roasted jewel yam purée, pomegranate, vinaigrette, and grilled scallions; and sticky toffee pudding cake with vanilla ice cream and butterscotch. Plus maybe a glass of Viognier and a glass of Riesling, both very good.
Since we had some extra time to kill in Annapolis, we wandered around the mall for a bit, where I picked up this dress, on sale, at Nordstrom.
I've been trying not to spend money on things like clothes recently (what with the buying a condo and all) but this was too cute to pass up, so I justified it as a "congratulations to me" gift. (And yes, my books are organized by color.)