Thursday, February 26, 2009

Day 176: Today in a Nutshell and yes, another House Update

Ahhhh today. I woke up feeling great, and had a list of to-dos and crossed them off one by one! Yay! During lunch I walked 4 miles and planned to go back after work but lots happened… lets start at the beginning…

  1. Had a small serving of honey nut cheerios/milk and got to work!
  2. Had an egg/bacon/cheese muffin around 10:30.
  3. Things got BUSY with work (trying to get proof to external proofer and things kept cropping up!).
  4. My friend Monica (whose Bachelorette party is next weekend!) came over to scan photos for her wedding slideshow.
  5. Ended up not getting to go out until after 1 p.m. for lunch - headed down for 4 miles.... BUT... I couldn't find the swipe card to get in the gym. I call Austin (he had it last night when he went down to print out the offer on yesterday's house). He has no idea where it is. I tear through the house cursing him... it's true... then finally i'm like DANG I have to drive to the other gym. I get all my stuff together and go to leave and when I open the door an envelope falls on the ground. It contains our swipe card. Austin had left it in the office. Sigh. So I walk back in and set down my purse and leave and get on the treadmill and DANG - I headphones are in my purse. ARGH. So I rigged up the treadmill and read more of my How to Be Popular book!
  6. Stayed busy all afternoon. Ate Tomato Basil Pasta Bake. Ate chips ahoy thin crisps.
  7. At 4:30 we get the email from Amanda: the house is now under contract - they accepted someone else's offer. Sigh. We're now 0 for 2. Ate string cheese.
  8. Around 5:45 I stop working and start laundry, unload the dishwasher and start thinking.... I make a decision... let's place offers on the other two houses! Let's place a 'final offer' on the first house that turned us down and a 'first offer' on the house that we're still waiting to get the stucco report back on. Let's just throw them out there and see what happens so we'll KNOW if they should even be in our consideration set. Ate goldfish.
  9. Austin comes home. He resists my plan.... then he's like eff it - let's do it. So we crunch our numbers, double-check the comparables and email Amanda the offers for both houses.... then I cooked dinner (Red Curry Chicken) and now i'm folding clothes, playing with Reuben, blogging and wondering.... will both accept? Will neither accept? Will one accept - if so, which one? Oh my... i'm going to have to let Nyquil put me to sleep tonight! Ate oreo cakesters. :)

For a quick refresher: this is the first house (back story: we saw it, liked it, but worried that the stucco was installed poorly leading to moisture in the windows. We walked away. But Amanda stayed on it and the owner is like no, it's great stucco blah blah lots of info blah blah and offers to have a treatment done on the windows to remove the moisture - says it not caused by stucco - and offers to pay for a stuco inspector... so far the windows were treated today, and the inspector is scheduled for Wednesday.... this will be our FIRST offer so we'll see - and of course if the inspection comes back and there's issues it's out).

Here is the second house (back story: we put an offer on it, the guy dropped his price some, but not enough. We put another offer on it and the guy said no... this time we're offering signifcantly more and just seeing what happens. It's our FINAL offer so he can take it or leave it).

Okay friends - I know - stop talking about houses so much! I'm sorry! It's absolutely consuming my life right now and I realize this - eek! Today I ended up at 1,655 calories, 222 carbs and 33 fat grams - not bad! Here's what I ate. Now i'm off to watch Ugly Betty and hopefully sleep soundly for this weekend!! No house hunting, but we do have a birthday party Friday night for Miss Mary - yay!! And Saturday we have a Fat Tuesday party - not sure if we'll make it but we'll see. Other than that - I think i'm going to start packing. Yes, I do. :)


Anonymous said...

Ugh - I'm frustrated for you. Your persistence is incredible! It WILL work out! hang in there!

Great job on still squeezing in the workout. It's time like those when I end up saying eff it! hahaha

Have a good night's sleep!

Kaneil, balanceisbest

eurydice said...

those homes are gigantic and beautiful. seriously they are HUGE. i could fit 30 of my condo apartment in those homes. you are lucky - i know it's lame to say but the right one will be the one you get!

good one with the gym though :)

Mica said...

Wow, busy day! Good job handling all this house stress without eating everything in sight. I know I would be!

Thinspired said...

I like that format of blogging ;)
This must be so exhausting for you! Both houses are gorgeous. Don't worry, it will all work out. You will be in your dream house soon enough--you've put too much work in not to!
Happy Friday!

prettyface said...

No, no please blog about yopur home search...I love it! Home buying is quite a ways off for me :( But I can live vicariously through you. LOL Have I said that before? HA!!!

I think both homes look great and as always good luck!!

P.S. Everytime I read you ate your bacon, egg and cheese it makes me want one....I think I'll have to make me one soon. :) Happy Friday

Mary said...

love the numerized commentary! BOTH of the house are beautiful!! I'm glad that yall finally made a decision to go ahead and place the offers - at least now you know that you've done everything on your end and it's a simple waiting game! We have SOOO much to catch up on tonight - can't wait!

Anonymous said...

everything wil work out soon! i know ittttt! good job with your workout girly. and have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Big Pissy said...

I hope things work out the way you and Austin both want them to. :)

Have a great weekend!!!!

Neesha and Dustin said...

Waiting is excruciating, isn't it? I can't wait to see what's like watching a television show I'm addicted to! I love the houses and really hope something you're happy with works out soon. You've both been so patient and hopeful, it really is time! Keep us posted and goooood luck!

fittingbackin said...

Balanceisbest: :) Thanks - we really think it will, too!! I know it - completely - it's hard to pull myself away from "house stuff" because I feel SO invested!

Eurydice: LOL Our loft could fit in there a few times, too - it will definitely be a bigger home, but not in the city so I guess that's the trade-off. It's not lame to say at all thank you!! :)

Mica: It was! Thanks girl - oh I know... that's how we're different - I just want CIGARETTES and lots of them. Boo.

Thinspired: hehe thought i'd try out something dif! Thanks girl, I know, right?! LOL We really do feel like our efforts will pay off - i'm just so dang inpatient!!

Prettyface: will do! :) Thanks - seriously - it's ALL that's on my mind. Thanks, they're very different but we love them both! oh girl it's yums - i'm actually about to make one this morning!

Mary: exactly! that's how we feel - fish or cut bait! hehe BTW- had a BLAST dancing with your crazy ass at Cavern last night! hehe

DG: Thanks!! You too! :) I hope your weather is better than ours!

Pissy: Thanks, mom - we hope so too. I never knew this was so hard! OMG!

Neesha: Yes. Yes it is. haha I just about jump out of my skin in anticipation over how all of this will work out. hehe! so funny! Thanks, girl - you know I will. :)

Neesha and Dustin said...

Waiting is excruciating, isn't it? I can't wait to see what's like watching a television show I'm addicted to! I love the houses and really hope something you're happy with works out soon. You've both been so patient and hopeful, it really is time! Keep us posted and goooood luck!