Thursday, July 23, 2009

We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Blog.....


You may remember last summer when we put our house on the market, because we were going to move into our "dream home" (HA!), but then it all fell apart and we stayed right where we are. Do you remember that? Probably not because I had like, maybe four, readers at that point. Anyhoo, it was a fun summer last year. Trust me. F - U - N (NOT). Well, last week we had someone randomly knock on our door and say "hi, we know your neighbors and we heard your house was on the market last year. We think we'd like to buy it." WHAT???? Seriously? I shouldn't be surprised, because this is exactly the type of crap that happens to Jason and me all. of. the. time. We aren't normal, we don't lead normal lives and normal stuff just doesn't happen. Ever.
We'd had our eye on a house in town and so we called the Realtor and went to look at it. We had every expectation of falling in love with this house, working out a deal with these random people and living happily ever after. Well, the house was awful. Just awful. Ok, maybe not that bad, but it wasn't the house for us. We called Mr. & Mrs. Random back and told them that we appreciate their interest in the house, but moving just isn't what's best for us right now. Then we went on with our lives. Three days ago we got a letter from them explaining that they've spent three days looking at houses with their realtor and they can't find anything. (really? nothing? In this market? Surely they aren't looking hard enough). They are in love with our hosue (they've only ever walked around the yard, they've never been inside) and they want to live our their retirement here. They understand our position but would like us to keep them in mind should we decide to move anytime soon. Crap!
See, we have outgrown our house. Two growing boys and two big dogs in a two bedroom house. We don't fit. We realize this and we also know that this is NOT where we want to live out our retirement. However, we had just resigned ourselves to staying here probably another five years or so. Until (fingers crossed) the market turns around a bit. Then we got to thinking....right now, in this market, someone wants to buy our house. They seem to be desperate to live here. We're nuts if we don't try to go for it.
......so, all of this to explain ~ I've been cleaning like a mad woman for the last several days. My sewing machine is accumulating dust and I'm not working on any of my WIPs. :( They are coming on Saturday to view the house and I've explained to Jason that I will be spending Sunday evening glued to my sewing machine. He seems ok with that ;)
See y'all in a few days!

8 comments:

Carey Siegler said...

Good luck, crazy lady!! Add $10K to whatever you think you should ask for the house....they may just be crazy enough to say okay!!

Cricket said...

Time to up the price!! I have the perfect house for you in NH!

amandajean said...

my goodness! i wish that would happen to me! have fun cleaning. i hope it all works out in the end.

lera said...

Wow! Maybe this is all a very good sign! Good luck this weekend. Keep us posted.

Elaine Adair said...

Oh my - decisions -- be careful and remember you'll have to find a new place too. (I'm sure you won't forget but ...)

Desi said...

Good luck and I hope you are able to find a house perfect for your family !

The Shaughnessy's said...

Hmm looks like you might be moving in your future! Closer to me??? So they come by today or next Saturday? Wish someone would do that with our condo!

Jackie said...

Wow! I'd take advantage of anyone offering to buy if your house doesn't suit your current needs. I hope it goes well and since it's Sunday evening, I hope you've had your sewing time!