Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thank God for Stubborn Sellers

Now you know that when I'm up past 11 pm at night chatting it up with ya'll, something's up, right? What does it say when Neil is up with me? We're lying in bed, over thirty minutes since we'd settled down, and I realize that Neil's not snoring. Suddenly he says, "It's a holly tree in the back yard. I was trying to figure it out." I'm used to random thoughts from my adorable husband, but few that come past his bed time. The man never has issues with sleep.

I'm not sure if this is a good sign or a bad sign, but it's certainly a sign. We went house hunting tonight, saw 5 homes, loved one. It's way up at the top of our budget, but beautiful, and in a simply adorable neighborhood, and great school district. I'd post the link to the listing, but don't want to jinx anything, so as soon as we have a contract on the house, we'll let you know. Keep your fingers crossed.

The kitchen-yeah-to die for. Although if I truly died for it then I couldn't enjoy it, so that would defeat the purpose. Granite counter tops and stainless appliances (including gas stove) literally make me want to put a cot in the kitchen and just live there. Just take my word for it, it's gorgeous. Both bathrooms are exquisite, one situated inside the master suite (which happens to be upstairs all by it's lonesome.) The door-solid wood, and fabulous. Fireplace-brick with white mantle. It just makes you want to shake your head and pinch yourself.

So of course every house can't be perfect, right? It needs a fourth bedroom and at least a half bath, but there is space to do those in the basement (where there also happens to be a nice sized rec room). The yard is in need of a little fencing to keep the children and the dog from wandering off. But really, that's it.

For a 1920's cape cod, it's in pristine condition. Just what I wanted. So please be praying for us tomorrow as we make the offer. It's only been on the market for 15 days, so we're not sure how much the seller will move if any, so it would be even better if you could pray that we'd negotiate a fair price. Assuming we come under contract, I'll post pictures and details of the house.

Let's see if I can catch a few zzz's before morning. I'm exhausted, but my mind is literally racing. I'm not sure how to shut it off.


Katy said...

I'll be praying! Good Luck!!!!

Stephanie & James said...

Hang in there. We'll know something soon : )