Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Our Move-PART 3


We finally had an offer on our house! 
It was close to our asking price, so we accepted. I remember that day like it was yesterday. It was bitter sweet because we loved that house, and now had nowhere to go, but the buyers truly loved our house, and that meant a lot. 
She was a designer, and appreciated our style, and asked us to leave lighting fixtures and decor which we gladly did. Now we needed a house FAST!
I had seen another house close to the one we wanted and lost, but passed by the listing several times because it seemed dated, yet something kept drawing me back to it.
It was in the location we wanted, had great square footage and in law/nanny suite that could possibility work for Mike's studio. I knew we could make anything our own because Mike can pretty much build and update anything, so we asked our realtor for an appointment to see it.
Now... I'm not gonna lie. The curb appeal was a huge turn off, especially for Mike whose father built homes for a living, but I said,"Let's just give it a chance!" I didn't want to be like one of those annoying couples on HGTV who can't get past a paint color!
The space was impressive. It was walking distance to the schools and was on an end lot which meant Tommy would have the childhood we dreamt about; riding his bike around and playing with other kids in the street. The pool was impressive, and there were 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Five bathrooms! I know!
It was painted a fresh coat of (thankfully) white, but the decor was affecting us. The bathrooms were 80's dated, and so was the kitchen and Mike really didn't know if the in law suite would work as his studio, so we left thinking it wouldn't work. We were being THOSE people. The one's who can't get past the decor. Shame on us! 
We went home that night, and talked..... and talked...... and sent the pics to some family members, and talked again. After thinking long and hard that renting a place and moving twice would be a big pain in the butt. We decided to see it again, and after the second time we decided to make an offer even if it meant doing some updates and moving again in a few years. Mike included a letter and picture about our family. The VERY sweet woman who lived there countered and we accepted. It was scary. We were buying this house we weren't truly in love with, and the street name couldn't have been more fitting.

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  1. used to express exhilaration, especially when leaping from a great height or moving at a high speed.

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