So much for that
by Karla ° Wednesday, May 16, 2007
All of your responses from my post below are what makes the Web 2.0 so awesome. Thank you for your insight and advice.

While Mark and I hemmed and hawed over the decision last night we decided to take a drive by the house.

This big house came on the market last Tuesday and in an effort to create bidding wars, the sellers were not accepting offers until yesterday, allowing a full week of showings to generate some interest.

I was skeptical that plan would work, but apparently, there are lots and lots of people out there who were also dreaming big and the house sold in a bidding war, the instant offers were accepted.

So for now, I think we are done house shopping. It’s not fun anymore. We’re frustrated and we’re wasting valuable time that could be better spent introducing Nate to the wonders of a one eyed cat.

And while house hunting sits on the backburner, we might just put our handy man skills to work and use this house as a practice run and find out just how handy we really are.

How hard can it really be to tile in a straight line?


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We went through the same thing in January/February - the highs and lows of house hunting became almost too much to take. It's amazing how quickly you can get emotionally attached to a building. In the end we found something that we didn't love but has potential to become something that we will. Good luck on your search.
Posted by Blogger emmainlondon :  May 16, 2007

im so selfish all i can think is that if you move, then your internet will probably be down, and then we will have to go weeks with out nater pictures and I'm just not sure i can handle that. Soooo to avoid this, please just move into a starbucks so you have wireless internet at all times!

I'll take a one eyed cat any day over house hunting!
Posted by Blogger Gina :  May 16, 2007

EVERYTHING happens for a reason! YOUR PERFECT house is waiting on you to make it a HOME! BEST of luck!
SOuthern Belle
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  May 16, 2007

I'm sorry the house thing fell through. But I've gotta tell you, I believe things happen for a reason.

Yesterday we got a call from the builder of our future home. It seems that the lot that we picked out(which had an exposure that would make sure there would be some shade in the backyard for me and my sun allergy, allowing me to actually be outside with the boys.) and put our deposit down on isn't big enough for the model of townhome we want to build.

But it turns out that they are going to switch us to a different lot (they hadn't released this block when we put our deposit down) with a much larger backyard that faces due East (which mean hardly any sun in the backyard...woohoo!)

I really believe that this house was sold before you had a chance at it because it wasn't the right house for you.

Don't give up hope...your dream house is out there waiting for you!
Posted by Blogger Cate :  May 16, 2007

Sounds like you're geting plenty of good house advice..I wanted to comment on what a pretty kitty that is! One eye, or not!
Posted by Anonymous Shannon :  May 16, 2007

We will be finding out about the tiling thing soon if we get to it first, I'll let you know.

We don't even live in a fixer-upper, just a house that has spots we'd like to change. That in itself is enough to keep us eternally busy. Trey always says he wants a fixer-upper, but I know better. We can't even do or afford the little things here!

I'd say your best bet is to find one that is mostly what you want, but maybe you'd just like to change the color of a few rooms one day. You have a kid now, and he needs your time. Besides, when he starts moving and eating by himself, your house will no longer be the clean and nice one you're now used to. In a few years you'll be replacing carpet and repainting whether you want to or not, not to mention filling in all the lovely screw holes from where you had to child-proof the whole kitchen!
Posted by Blogger Christi :  May 16, 2007


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