Thursday, March 15, 2012


They accepted our counteroffer so I believe the dirty house is now officially under contract! Closing is tentatively set for mid-May. The buyers have some kind of special FHA loan with an additional state program and there are some long timelines regarding financing for that kind of loan which is why closing is so far out. And...we had another showing tonight. :) I think we've doubled our number of showings just in the last few days. I guess it's good we have more interest, just in case something falls through with this one (way to be pessimistic, I know!).

In the meantime we have a few little things we need to finish up over there so it's just as well we have a little time.

Only two more months!!! :) :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

We have an OFFER!

It's been a LOOOONNNNGGG wait. We have not had very many showings of the "dirty house" fact, I think I can count them on one hand. And that's since it's been on the market last November. Finally, today, we received an offer.

It was a little surprising because we've been expecting an offer all week, but this came not from the people who saw the house three times last week, but from a couple who only saw it last night. They made a good offer and we made one small counter (not regarding price) so now we wait and see. It would be SO NICE to have that house gone. I love it. I think it's beautiful. But now it's time to move on and get some things done where we actually live!

Friday, March 02, 2012

Friday funnies

On Fridays the kids get to watch a movie. Usually the helper-of-the-day gets to pick it. Today they were watching Aladdin. When the disguised Jafar takes Aladdin to the cave of wonders, he walks in through the "mouth" of the cave. After Aladdin's monkey tries to steal a ruby, the cave begins collapsing.

Bianca pointed out, very seriously, "That's why you don't go in people's mouths."