September 16, 2004

Another Ear Update

I just got back from the ENT with good news this time. I have regained most of my hearing in the problem ear. There is still some minor hearing loss, however, so the doctor presented me with a choice. I could either live with it the way it is, or I could try another 2 weeks on the steroids with the hope of getting the rest of it back. The steroids can have some nasty side effects, but I decided to go for it anyway. I didn't experience any major side effects the first 2 times I was on the 'roids, and the fact that they helped this time around indicates that they could do the trick and bring all of my hearing back, which would be cool. And even if they didn't, I wouldn't be any worse off than I am right now, so why not? I feel optimistic, but even if I'm left the way things are now it's really not bad and hardly noticeable. So I'm happy about that.

We made an offer on another house in Anaheim (practically within walking distance of Disneyland) this morning. They have until tomorrow evening to respond. This is a house we saw about 3 weeks ago and loved it, but they already had an offer and accepted it before we got a chance to go any further. Well that offer fell out of escrow because the buyer had planned to get a 0 down payment loan and...surprise...didn't qualify. Oh the times, they are a-changin' on those home loan things. Rates are starting to rise and the competition is lessening, so their loss is our gain. Since we are fully approved for our loan and we have actual money to put down as a down payment, I think we're a much more attractive offer. Also, the sellers have already purchased a house in Corona, so they are in real estate terms as "motivated."

Let's hope this one goes through for us. We're pretty tired of looking and this house is very cute. It's a historic house, built in 1906 but moved to its current location in 1995 along with a bunch of other historic houses. This makes for two things--one is a really cute neighborhood with houses that are all in good condition, and two, when it was moved it got a new foundation, new roof, updated electrical, all copper plumbing, and a totally modernized kitchen which is, as you might imagine, pretty tough to find in older houses. And to top it all off--it has a jacuzzi! So keep your fingers crossed this time around.

Posted by Shelby at September 16, 2004 05:40 PM

It sounds lovely! Fingers crossed for you! (and congrats on the good ear news. :-)

Posted by: Annastazia at September 17, 2004 08:39 AM
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