August 17, 2004

I'm Not Dead . . .

. . . I just feel like it. I've definitely been burning the candle at both ends: trying to work full-time (especially during a crunch period) while simultaneously shopping for a house was not a good idea. But if I used all of my vacation time now for house-hunting, I wouldn't have any left for moving in once we finally get the house. No pain, no gain, I guess.

And everything seems to be coming together. We found a good house candidate this weekend, and we put together an offer last night -- not an I'll-have-my-agent-call-your-agent trial balloon like the last house, but a real offer, with pages of signed-and-initialed documents and a ten-thousand-dollar check to an escrow company. (Nothing says "hey, we're really doing this!" more than writing a giant check.) They get our offer this morning, and have until tomorrow to say yes, no, or counter.

We'll see how this one goes. I think that we made a good impression on the selling couple (we've got a lot in common), and we have a solid offer (they've already got an offer on the table, but it's for less money and the other person is trying to unload a condo that's already been on the market for sixty days), so I think that we have an excellent chance. The sellers are interested in closing as quickly as possible (they're leaving California to go back to Wisconsin!), so assuming that our offer is acceptable and we don't encounter any hitches, we could be in our own house by the middle of next month!

And then I can permanently change the name of this blog to reflect our new reality.

Posted by Kevin at August 17, 2004 10:20 AM