Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Preoccupied

Its time to come back to the land of normal. For the last two weeks we have been so preoccupied with this house thing. The listing, the cleaning, the looking, the leaving (for showings) and most of all the waiting. Waiting for phone calls. Calls that somebody wants to see the house, calls about times we can see another house, calls about papers that need to be signed, calls about papers we forgot to sign. Its time to resume our regular scheduled programming.

We already found the house we want. They accepted our offer contingent on selling ours. That doesn't really mean anything, however, since its still on the market. If somebody else makes an offer we get x number of hours to come up with the money to buy it, but thats not going to happen. I'm trying to stay realistic here, its a great house for a great price. The other houses we looked at didn't even come close. I'm trying to prepare myself for losing it, but I know I will be crushed none the less. Inside I feel like a toddler throwing a tantrum..."I Waaaaaaaaaaannnnttt thiiiiiiiiiis one!"

18 Comments:

Anonymous Sandy said...

I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that you get an offer on your house! It's exciting that you found a house to buy!!!

10:29 AM  
Blogger Genevieve said...

oh, I agree with Sandy, it's exciting! I'm going to hope for the best...

11:13 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Yay, the excepted your offer. Awesome. Praying for things to work out!

12:33 PM  
Blogger tammara said...

Good luck on getting a buyer soon - I know how that feels. I can also tell you that there have been times where I've lost a house I wanted for one reason or another - (once when we'd already sold ours!) and there is always another one. So if anything happens - don't dispair. In the meantime, we'll all keep our fingers crossed for you.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous kim said...

Hae you tried burying the statue if St. Theresa, I think but not sure, in you yard yet. There is a special way of placing the statue to help bring prays for selling over your home. A lot of people swear within so many days your house will be sold. On the other hand, I have know people who did this and it took a long time to sell. Always worth a shot. Sorry the correct name of the Saint is not coming to me at the moment.

2:21 PM  
Anonymous kim said...

That last entry had so many mistakes. I pushed the wrong button, I wanted to preview. OOPS- Must be the chocolate scented candle burning right now. It is turning my head to mush.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Amie said...

Kim,
hmmm...I recall hearing something like that. It might be fun just for kicks.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Risa a.k.a. MomNoBlackHair said...

I know how you feel!!! But at least you have found your house and got you offer accepted!!! :) We have been turned down 3 times now, but I think it's because most houses around here go for more than what people are asking for them and we have never made an offer for more than the asking price...so we keep looking...(sigh) but I DO know that disappointment! :)

3:33 PM  
Blogger Wethyb said...

I didn't even know you guys were looking to sell. Hope someone buys it soon so you can get yours! Good luck!

7:51 PM  
Blogger Princess Ruby said...

Oh, house hunting is so much fun (and stress). That is great that your offer was accepted! Hopefully you'll find a buyer for your house soon! Do you have any pictures of the house you want to buy, or is it listed online? I love looking at houses!

8:37 PM  
Blogger cjoy said...

Twin lives. We listed our house Friday, and Saturday finally saw the house of our dreams...we'd eyed it for weeks, and there is NOTHING else remotely close in that area. Tonight, our contingency is settled and we're in the waiting game, too. Every day we hold our breath for a call; every night, we count the number of missing flyers from the yard!

9:35 PM  
Blogger DDK23 said...

We signed papers last night, but we aren't going to list until March 1st. That way we have time to get it show ready. Although it means we could be showing a day after I get home with a newborn. Chad has been home all week packing clutter up, there is still a long way to go. I am so excited for you though! Chad is going to have more vaccation time this year and I will too (or be off permantly) so we will have to make a visit up there:-)

6:24 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

How fun, yet very stresful, I'm sure!!
I hope the deal goes through and you get your dream home!!

3:09 PM  
Blogger Kether said...

Good Luck!!!

Keeping my fingers crossed, too. So exciting!

7:11 PM  
Blogger eph2810 said...

I am sure that God has the perfect house for you lined up. If it is not this one, I am sure, you will find a even better one...

6:22 PM  
Blogger sweetisu said...

Good luck!

Here's a website that might be worth a few minutes of your time. It's got great info.

zillow

6:07 PM  
Blogger Belinda said...

We're just on the other side of this...bought the new house already with a bridge loan, and HAVE NOT LISTED THE OLD ONE YET. I'm a nervous wreck, praying that the money for two mortgage payments holds out until we get the other house sold.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Amie said...

Belinda,
Hope that works out! We've read about Bridge loans but the market here is way to slow for that.

8:58 AM  

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