July 8, 2015

the gift of anticipation.


You know how when you get a gift and you have no idea what's in it? But you think you might kind of have an idea of what's in it. And you're really, really excited to have it... But instead of getting the gift, it's taken away from you for a little while?

Wait, what? Taken away? Ok, so that doesn't usually happen. All of that is kind of painting the picture of how we are currently feeling. I've kept it pretty quiet (only a few people know at all) that we had an offer on our house early May that was pretty terrible. After a couple of back-and-forths, we couldn't come up with a reasonable solution and everything fell through. Fast forward a couple of weeks later and the same people came back asking what we would take because our house was the one they wanted. Ta-da! We were able to negotiate it out and everything was awesome.

That started our home search. After looking at twenty-ish homes over a period of three to four days, we were ready to offer on one only to find out it had a contract that was signed the night before. Jeremy and I were getting a little disheartened; we didn't think we were ever going to find the "right" one. We had one last viewing round of about four more houses and found it!

Everything was all set up to close on July 7. That was yesterday. And we haven't closed. So... Gift that we know we're going to love, but we can't quite have yet. We still have no idea when we'll close. We have been told it will be this week though. Fingers crossed that's true.

About the house? Oh, there will be plenty of photos to share soon enough. And it most definitely needs some work. This is the first time we've bought a house that is not brand new (yes, we've been spoiled!), but we're excited to put our mark on the place. So join us in good thoughts and prayers that we'll hear something this afternoon so that we could possibly close tomorrow and move in on Friday?

Oh, and for local friends: Helena, we're coming for you!

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