Friday, December 29, 2006

It's Really Happening

I'm feeling a little lightheaded right now. We close on our new house on the 19th of January!

Chester is signing the counter offer acceptance papers today. There was a little bit of a scuffle since the stove that's currently on the premises doesn't work, and we wanted the sellers to buy a new one before closing. The seller was hesitant, but his realtor convinced him to take the offer.

So now we're promised that house! It's so exciting. We drive past it four times a day (to and from daycare), and we keep yelling at the house to take down that darn For Sale sign. It's our house now, and nobody else is allowed to even dream about it.

I had the sad task of writing a letter to our landlady to tell her we'll be out by the end of January. For some reason when we moved into the lower unit, she just put us on a month-by-month lease, so we really don't have a big hurdle to jump over to get out of the house. It just kind of sucks for her that we don't have to give her much notice. I'd much rather be as generous as possible since she's been so nice and supportive of us, but it's just not meant to be. Apparently, people in this area don't believe in long escrows if it's not necessary.

So off we go! It certainly is a wild ride. The house is beautiful and wonderful.

The only drawback is that I'll be sleeping on a different floor from Ben, and I won't be able to check in on him as often during the night. That'll be an adjustment, but I'll have to get used to it. Maybe we'll get one of those video monitors.