Archive for November, 2011


I’m walking away

…from the troubles in my life, I’m walking away, oh, to find a better day.

Quick- who can name the artist? Yup, Craig David. Check out the link below for the ironic opening of the music video:

Walking Away video- YouTube

Funny, eh? A ceiling that crashes down because of a little leak? The irony that such a small incident can lead to much larger issues? I might be sarcastically breathing in a sigh of relief- Eric and I walked away from the house. Unless the bank comes back with an incredible deal that we can’t refuse, we’re saying adieu to 38169 W US Hwy 50. We found out that the septic tank is quite old and is nearing the end of its term. Replacement cost? 12K.

Setback, roadblock, closed door- whatever word of choice that we have used throughout this home buying process, this was the final and most ironic of them all. Why? The other day we found out we had to test the septic and I told Eric that if it brings up a $10,000 issue, then I would be satisfied with the cost of the septic test. Ha. Who’s laughing now? Actually, I can laugh a little and be thankful because we didn’t have to shell out the $500 to test it- our realtor talked with the engineer who has worked on the septic system in the past. He was the one to divulge that information.

So here we are. Our condo will be rented out as of December 23rd, so we’re on the lookout for rentals once again (this is a good thing, as we didn’t want to live in our condo again- our landlord is increasing the rent $125/mo and I’m just tired of some issues that we have faced while living here). I have found relief and peace with this decision, knowing that the unknown of what else could be wrong with the house has now disappeared. I am slightly disappointed and sad at coming so close to closing on the house, being homeowners, and dreaming of making it mine. Yes, the other night I literally fell asleep thinking about how I was going to paint the living room (light grey walls and light teal accents with new white baseboards and new laminate flooring if you ask).

As I type, Eric has been texting me:

“Sad inside, I know it’s the right thing but I’m sad”

And later:

“Still sad”

And I can’t argue with him, yet I’m finding myself extremely rational about the whole situation right now. Maybe it’s because I’m past the emotional part, or maybe it will hit me two days from now. I don’t know. I do know that I am tired of being on this crazy rollercoaster. I feel like I have been walking through a fog for the past couple of months with this indecision and uncertainty and I don’t like it.

Deep breath. So there you have it. As to where we’ll be 37 days from now, only God knows. But I have faith in that, as He’s gotten us through so much in our life. I’m working hard on clinging to that and to Him right now.

 

Ahem

Deep breath…. deep breath. Hi my friends. I’m here to tell you that I won’t be sharing any news about the house right now. I know, it’s a tad bit disappointing, but it’s been quite the crazy day and Eric and I are sleeping on a couple of things before we’re at 100% with all that’s been presented. I’m hoping for a nice night’s sleep, so off to bed I go!

About a house

Today (technically yesterday since it’s 12:26am. <Yes, I was on Pinterest and found a blog and read like 36 blog posts. I promise I’ll go to bed as soon as I’m done with this post.>) was our 2nd closing date. We still haven’t closed on the house. Supposedly the water pressure was being tested today and the septic will be tested tomorrow (sure, another $500 out the door… who’s keeping track anymore?). If all goes well, we might be closing by next Tuesday. Closing date number three.

In other news, a guy who looked at our condo is interested in taking over our lease. On December 23rd. 8 days before our lease runs out. Oh well, at least we’ll save a bit of money for the aforementioned monies being poured into the house buying process.

In other other news, Eric and I may have settled on a flooring we both really like. My non-negotiables for moving into a former-college thrashed house are new flooring and paint on the top floor . Happy wife, happy life.

As promised, I will deliver more news when it is here. As for tomorrow (today), who knows what it will bring, and I don’t like sharing the unknown, which is what we have been dealing with for quite some time. In the midst of the chaos, I think I have scared off my coworker from ever wanting to buy a house. Oops.

Overwhelmed

Just a bit of a rant for me here… We’re less than two weeks away from our closing date for the house and it’s been slightly stressful getting all the information finalized and ready to go. I left work nearly in tears and am now cuddling with Carebear, which certainly takes stress away from me.
I’m hoping we’ll have more finalized information soon, yet I feel like that has become my mantra over the past couple of months.
So that’s where we are. Waiting, trying not to worry, and praying.