Tuesday, September 15, 2009


We are having consistent showings of the house, but so far no offer, yet. I have to put the yet, someone will love my house as much as I do.
I'm not as freaked by the showings now. I stay pretty calm, still get a bit uncomfortable about the thought of people roaming thru my house. Still weird.
The first time home buyer credit, which is what category our house falls in to, expires the end of November. So an offer would need to be accepted before then. That at least offers some hope also. Who wouldn't want eight grand for just buying a house. I would, however I already own a house so I do not qualify.
The house we are interested in is still on the market, we had a bit of a panic over the weekend, an offer was supposed to be coming in on it, but it fell thru on Monday.
If that house sells, then we have really really slim pickings and may have to look into another county. Not to thrilled about that, but do what we have to.
You never find the perfect house. You find close to perfect, even if you build it will not be perfect, you have to make sacrifices for certain things. Location may be our sacrifice.
When we bought our house some 18 years ago, it was hideous, ugly ugly red, brown orange shag carpet in the living room. Brick red and brown linoleum. Orange carpet in one bedroom, pink in another and baby blue in the master, and all filthy. I mean you could see dirty footprints in them. The kitchen had nasty brown cabinets, with plastic drawers. But it had two acres, good area, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath and it was in our price range. We saw past all of that, knew we would have to repaint the entire house which we did. I mean the owners painted around their furniture, there was an outline of the headboard, the dresser, everything, it was so hilarious. I wish I would have taken a picture. Anyway, we could see it for what it could become. Its the same today. I am amazed by how many people, think that they get perfect, including first time home buyers. I think that is true in so many things, everything has to be just perfect. Instead of the best of our abilities.
Anyway, this entire process to date has been very interesting. Very. I've learned that I hate getting up at the crack of dawn and cleaning for an hour or more to make sure everything is in its place, polished, shined, cleaned, dusted, straightened and vacuumed within an inch of its life. Sure I like the clean, just not the stepford clean. My in-law/outlaws came over and had numerous comments about isn't this so nice, why would you want to move. WHY, 1 bathroom people. Think stomach flu. I know of what I speak of. Also, a little more than an acre for 10 cows, 1 bull, 2 horses, 1 burro, 3 dogs and two cats that have the run of the outside. Need a little more acreage. Need a little more house space. The house we want is way more house space than we really need but it works, and it has the acreage AND is within the budget.
Tomorrow the house is showing in the evening, so a good time to go out to eat. This weekend we are replacing the roof. Needs it. Not setting foot on the roof, not happening. I'll play gopher. The MEN can do the roof.
I'll get pizza!

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