I feel bad.
Eventhough you have every right, before you get mad at me for posting about a house we hadn't quite gotten the word on, let me explain. . .
We have a home. Deal done. Paperwork will be signed Monday.
This has been a hard four months, trying to find a home.
I took you along with me on the house search.
I know now I should have kept my mouth shut and kept the pictures not published. I should've kept my excitement in check.
The thing is we DID get THAT house. The one I have written and posted pictures about.
Weird how things have happened.
When I found that home offered again, in that particular neighborhood, we also saw a home 5 lots down it. Same road. Same side of the street.
The two homes are literally "next door" as the crow flies out here.
It wasn't quite the house I posted about but it was the same neighborhood. Smaller, still. . .
The same brick.
The same long driveway and quietness.
The same beauty.
It is one level living for all of us with the exception of the laundry room. I will have to go down 10 steps to do that, but. . . .
The owners of that home are bending over backwards to make that home work for us. Work for me, actually, but I hate saying that. And we didn't make a big deal out of anything. They just listened. And they really are that nice.
I wrote a Tadpole an email after he mentioned how spectacular the house I posted [previous post] about was.
He was right, as you all were, that he knew we loved the house. Here is what I wrote back:
" It really IS too big, but the neighborhood is my lure. I just hope...and pray."
It was when Steven came home at 6 pm and told me the owners of the second house, the one I haven't told you about, were offering it to us that I began to question the first house.
The second choice is there.
It is in THAT neighborhood.
And the owners couldn't have made us a better offer.
More attractive than the first.
So, yes, Tadpoles. . .there is a new pond. In the neighborhood we desired.
We move August 31st.
I didn't mean for this to be another rollercoaster.
I hoped it wouldn't be and I know I should have been quiet, but it has been so up, down, sideways.
I can't believe this happened.
There is a reason for everything. We have received what we needed and, bonus, wanted.
Steven and I are at peace with this decision. This happened for a reason and we trust that this is right.
Thank you for all your heartfelt comments on the previous posts. I mean that.
Y'all always want what is best for me and you see/hear my excitement through these posts and just like my family, I want a payoff for you too.
I understand if you feel the need to smack the crap out of me right now, but I didn't mean to get your hopes up any higher than mine. As I said. We are accepted on the first house, but there was a contingency and we don't have to take it.
I never thought the owners of the other house would come through with things we needed. I thought it was better to not mention it to you. [Yes, I did show restraint. One time out of a bazillion. See how that worked out for me? Us? ::grin::]
Weird how it happened.
So? Who wants to see pictures?
::running away VERY fast::