Wednesday, January 11, 2012

a bit of babble...

I was so proud of myself for the first handful of days there at the start of January...I felt like I finally had my act together when it came to blogging--I was keeping up, for the most part anyway, with blog reading and commenting and was even doing okay posting myself. What's that saying--pride cometh before the fall? Yep, that seems to be me. :P

The last several days have been a roller-coaster of emotions. Stress bursting through the eyeballs. But then what did I realistically expect from the whole process of selling/buying/moving etc. I thought I was prepared...but I wasn't. The twists and turns and ups and downs of the last five days have just about done me in. (That's only a slight exaggeration.) And where do we stand now? Well, we've accepted an offer on our house (after many backs and forths). The engineer's inspection is tomorrow, and if nothing from that report makes the buyer change her mind, we'll be closing on or before Feb. 29th. I keep telling myself that this is a good thing. It *is* a good thing. It's what I've been eagerly wishing to have happen for so long now. But. We have nowhere to go. Nowhere. We decided that the property we were madly in love with was just too much of a risk. For a lot of reasons. We just didn't think we could realistically deal with all the stress that place would bring on any number of fronts. We're viewing another property later this afternoon. We have high hopes...but we also know that high hopes can lead to big disappointments. In the meantime, we keeping our eyes pealed for some really big cardboard boxes--though I doubtful that they come large enough to house a family of five along with the menagerie.

Anyway. Being my "year of just because," I'm trying not worry about the blogging thing. But that doesn't mean I don't miss it...

9 comments:

Jean said...

Oh, Debi, wild jumps and happy dancing on the offer on your house. I will keep fingers and toes crossed that the inspection makes it all a go. I hope the property you're viewing today wows you and offers fewer stressors than it sounds as if the dream property would have offered. I do not expect you will be homeless. I actually have some large cardboard boxes here, but it's probably not practical to take them to you this time of year. I shall now stand up and happy dance properly. Yay! Yay! Yay!

DesLily said...

holy cow and wow! It's practically unheard of to sell a house in the winter!! Way to go!.. try not to stress.. you'll be ok... things like this always work out...I believe you will find what you want !!

Amanda said...

Congrats on the house! I do hope you find another place quickly, though...

Jason Gignac said...

Well… cardboard boxes do stack up nicely, if you get nice stout ones. But M. Doodle in the top box, he'll probably LOVE that… :)

Kailana said...

I really hope everything goes awesome for you Debi!!

Nymeth said...

Keeping all my fingers crossed that you find the PERFECT place soon *hugs*.

Care said...

Ok Debi, first know that this is the proper order to do the real estate 'thing'. Sell then find place! It's much harder to find place then (try to) sell.
SO, know this and BREATHE. See it, feel it, trust it. Look and HAVE FUN! Houses are like meeting new friends. You WILL find one. There are no perfect houses and some make a little work and not just structural or cosmetic but yes, emotional. I'm in my 7th house. I love moving! So just FLOW, go. and feel the freedom!! Thinking happy joyous thoughts for yoU! so exciting. HUGS, Care

Trish said...

Just breathe in and then breathe out. And repeat 10 times. Not the type of breathing that you would do into a paperbag--just really slow and deep breaths. And then remember that everything happens the way that it is supposed to--even the shitty things--and that good will come around. It will. And then maybe have a glass of wine or something--and go to bed. Ha! Seriously, sending happy and positive thoughts your way. It'll be OK. February 29th is a long ways away (ok, lets just pretend). Plus it's an extra day in the year--like found money, right? ;)

Eva said...

Whenever I feel incredibly stressed, I like to think back to other times I felt the same way and then see that pretty soon everything got resolved and so this too shall pass. I don't know if it'll help you though!

I wish I lived nearby so I could come help de-stress your life. But at least this is the 'happy' kind of stress, you know? *crickets*