Sunday, August 20, 2006

Our House Is a Very, Very, Very Fine House

Okay, all Jewish superstitition aside (yikes) I'll brave a post about my frenzied activity this past week. We listed our house for sale on Thursday the 11th and we had an offer on it exactly 6 days later. Prior to this weekend, however, we didn't have another house to move into - slight problem, right?

So we spent two evenings last week and this entire weekend searching for the right house. One that meets our needs, within our price range etc. We are really picky buyers. And the whole experience was getting pretty frustrating, both for us and our wonderfully patient real estate agent who was chauffering us around to see every possible house that might even POSSIBLY fit the bill, and some which clearly didn't.

Finally, it came down to two houses that were both really nice. I liked one and my husband liked a different one. We didn't agree. While we seldom argue anymore, after 21 years of marriage, this choice was getting heated and frustrating. Today I finally had to admit that the one husband selected was a better choice from a logical standpoint - but the other one had so damned much charm. Arggghh!!!!! Give me charm over practical any day. That's why I'm a salesman, right? I'm a dreamer type. But the husband suggested that if we need cute decorating hints to make this once cute like the other one, then perhaps we can have someone with sharp taste help us decorate. We can do that way easier than redesigning a floor plan that was fatally flawed in the home I preferred. Reality really bites sometimes.

So once we finally agreed on the one to go with, then we found out that another couple was also bidding against us and we were afraid we were going to lose it. But I think we have it now.

This is what we decided on:



We close in mid-September and will be moved in a month, can you believe it? That's if everything goes well on both ends - buying and selling, closing etc. It's going to be busy, complicated and nail biting until it's complete. Change is scary - but we're working through it one chewed-off fingernail at a time. I made need some Lee Press-Ons before this is all over!!!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mary said...

Mazel ton!

Restless Knitter said...

Woo, congrats on a quick sale and finding a house! The same thing happened to us when we moved, house sold but no house to move into. We spent a frenzied day or two of looking at houses and luckily found one we both really liked. Hope everything goes well and you don't lose too many fingernails :)

Carol said...

nktfiWoW! That us excellent. Sometimes the things that move so fast that we do not have time to think about them too long work out the best. It is the old "the first answer you pick is usually the correct one". If you second guess your self and change the answer it is usually wrong. I have my fingers crossed for you.

Maenwyn said...

Here's hoping that you get your house. Do let us know, 'kay?

Missed you Saturday.

Jeanie said...

Really cute house!!! I hope everything goes without a hitch!

Husband :) said...

Yes it has been frenzy. The good part is it will be over and we will be moved in faster. I’m sure this will be good for all of us when the dust settles. And as you know, I sometimes take a while to say such things. Love you!