Sunday, July 29, 2007

SOLD! and bought...almost

In a flurry of activity last week, we sold our home (after 4 counteroffers... countercounter-offers? counteroffers to the power of 4?) and looked at nearly a dozen homes before finally putting in an offer this morning. Somehow I managed to get some scrappin' done in there (this is the Betsy Ross House in Philly). We won't know until the end of the week, most likely, if we got the house.

There were three signs is relatively short order that it was "our" house: we walked through to the back patio and all of us shouted "WILLOW TREE!" --everyone knows that is my favorite kind of tree, especially in spring; my MIL heard bullfrogs galumping when she went outside to keep an eye on Tess (this has a special significance for her as my FIL was fascinated by the frogs they heard on their daily walk to a nearby pond) (earlier, the first offer on our house came in on my FIL's birthday); finally at the next house the battery on our video camera died, as if to say "you are done looking now!"

E has instantly mellowed on the me-time/you-time issue, amongst other things. Weird how stressed the whole home-selling, home-buying process made both of us. I think it helped him process his dad's death, in a roundabout way.


Iva Malone said...

Hi Denise,

Yes the whole selling and buying house thing is very stressful but you don't usually realize it until your almost done. We just went thru this at the begining of the year. Best of luck with the move. Don't forget to take pics to scrap! I love this Blog idea. It's really cool. Let me know the new address and I will send you some examples of the new SOTM that I am getting next week. TTYL, Iva Malone

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Becky said...

Wow! You two sure work fast! I assume the new house is in Dex also? Can't wait to see some pics of it!!!

Kimberly said...

Congrats on selling the house and good luck on the getting the new one! :)

Lisa said...

I am soooo jealous!!!! But then again you live in a popular area. Come on you Farmington house SELL will you!!!

Very Happy for you though!!! Can't wait to see pictures and here about it!!!!!