Saturday, June 5, 2010
If you have been following our recent house search the last time I posted we had our hearts set on this lovely house with our own pool! That house wasn't meant for us and after many tears and some depression filled days we might have found something we like even more!
We went with our realtor to the town we are moving to last week one evening after my husband got off work. Imagine a Land Rover with the baby in the back with me and my husband up front with our realtor in rush hour traffic. Not the best time of day to take a baby house searching only with our schedule we have to make it work when we can!
We looked at a house with a pool in the back in the country and I decided living next to neighbors with a cow skull in their front yard as a lawn ornament was just too far of a stretch even for a girl who likes to crank up the country tunes on the radio sometimes. Then we looked at the house that we used to think was the house of our dreams and we both decided after looking at it again we were dazzled by the house the first time and it just wasn't doing it for us. Which is a good thing since our loan never would have gone through with the wood shingle roof in shambles and a half completed master bathroom. I started to get really sad. I even thought I might throw up. Where would we live? I looked at our baby and my husband and imagined us moving into one of those exective apartments you pay month to month or a hotel payable by the week. I couldn't handle it. Not with all the changes of having a new baby and packing and moving and repacking and moving again.
Our realtor said he had one more house for us. It was on a busy road and I tried really hard to nix it. My husband wouldn't budge. He wanted to see it. I agreed mostly after being so defeated by the house search which has been going on for weeks. I couldn't even look out the window and then the car stopped so I lifted my head and there it was. The most adorable house I have seen during our house hunt so far! I jumped outside and ran around and got the baby out of the car and hurried up these quaint little brick and concrete stairs onto the sweetest little patio which looked out over rolling hillsides and beautiful estates. Here in this million dollar neighborhood one little house just our size sits on the corner. I couldn't wait to go in and I shuffled my feet nervously until the door was opened. Once we finally stepped inside I couldn't believe it. PLANTATION SHUTTERS throughout the house and beautiful wood floors. So they are really laminate only who is really going to snub their nose at that when the house is so completely great in almost every way. A formal living room, dining room and then a casual family room with a kitchen and even room for a table. An office for my husband and three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bathroom is hilarious and black and white tile only totally fixable in the long run. There are weird little things about the house like the most dizzying shades of paint. Yellow family room with a red entertainment nook. Really? Only again totally something we can redo. The house was the sad punching bag in a bitter divorce so someone ripped out the guest bathroom sink fixture and the heating unit off the wall. Now that's what I call a fight! The yard has been left without water for over a year so the landscaping is sad only easily replaced once the water gets turned back on. The back yard even has a play set ready playing.
I couldn't hold back any longer. I wanted to sing and dance and clap my hands loudly for everyone to hear. Our house! A house that our little baby boy can learn to walk in and sit in his high chair for the first time. A place where a wreath would look just beatiful on the front door around the holidays and a tree can be placed with all white lights right in the front window for all the neighbors to enjoy. As we drove away I yelled happily.
It's not even a freaking short sale!
Why did I say it? Why? It turns out the house is a short sale and with our recent history with another short sale who knows how it will go. All I know is this house is made for us. It has to be our home. I hope it is our home.