Thursday, January 13, 2011

Updates from the Snowy South

So, after a gentle nudge in the comments of my last post from a longtime reader, I realized that I haven't posted in a while. I realized that this happens to me when I have something unbloggable going on. It's like my brain thinks that if it can't blog about x, then it can't blog at all. But I think it's safe now to blog some of the details, so here goes.

We have made an offer on a house.

Let's all let that sink in for a moment, shall we? Now let's all do a happy dance!

But don't get all Saturday Night Fever on me just yet. The reasons I haven't blogged about this happy occasion are these: 1) the possibility of jinxing the whole thing and 2) the fact that the whole experience has been frought with frustration and negativity. Except for the part where we loooove the house.

I still can't get into all the details because you just never know who is related to whom around these parts, but the sellers have been somewhat....difficult. Yeah, that's the word I'll use. There's no realtor involved and the sellers have poured a crap ton of their own money trying to save this house from going into foreclosure for their son and they have what can best be described as PTSD in regards to this house, which I totally get, by the way. However, every time we have tried to negotiate the best deal possible for US, they view it as us trying to screw them over.

We have almost walked away from the whole deal twice and it could still happen. We should see the attorney's contract today and depending on what's in it, the whole deal might be off. The weird thing is, if it is? I'm totally okay with it.

So, obviously, I'll keep you posted.

Most of y'all are probably aware that we are currently experiencing Snowmageddon 2011 around here. For those Northerners among us, please attempt to refrain from guffawing at us and our inability to deal. In our defense, I can probably count on both hands the number of times it has snowed in my entire life, and yet in the last three years we've had two snowfalls that have basically crippled us. Both times, including this one, the snow turned to ice once on the ground. When you live in a hilly geographical region as we do, well, ice and hills just don't mix. To sum up, we are not prepared.

So, I am basically looking at the 4th day in a row in the house with the kids. TV has been watched, video games have been played, books have been read, Wii bowling tournaments have been played (and lost! #$#$%)#$%) and I can slowly but surely feel my brain turning into mush. The truly sad thing is that all these negative experiences with snow (you might remember this one) have killed my love for snow. It feels like part of my inner child has died.

Come on spring!!!


Robyn said...

I hope everything with the house works out for you - I know how stressful that can be.

Four days, housebound with kids? You're a brave, brave lady!

Amblus said...

Fingers crossed for you!

Burgh Baby said...

I knew something was going on!

We were too chicken to buy a house direct without an agent. It turned out to be a hugely smart financial decision, but mostly because she was the one who fished all of the money for the flooding repairs out of the seller. She definitely paid for herself. Fingers crossed that the sellers don't go all flaky on you!

Katie said...

Doing the happiest of happy dances! Snoopy ain't got nothin' on me. :)

Fingers crossed!! (or ready to strangle the sellers - either way)

Lauren said...

WOOOOO HOOOO!! (not to jinx it or anything)...sounds like big excitement! I don't suppose this house is anywhere closer to where we live is it? Because that would be great!

Also, I just found out that tomorrow will be DAY FIVE of cancelled school and with Monday being MLK, we are looking at TEN CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF NO SCHOOL
...snowmageddon '11-you suck.

for a different kind of girl said...

Fingers crossed on the house! That would be fantastic!

Snow...gah, I'm done, too, and that's even with having less snow this year than we'd had well before this time last year. This week we got hit hard, but our schools were one of the few around us who didn't close or delay...which, hooray! Hooray, hooray, hooray!

1blueshi1 said...

Aargh, I'm with ya, woman, Snow Day? Fabulous. Snow Week? I vote we gather the moms and storm the school district with pitchforks and torches.

Hope everything works out for you on the house. I find out tomorrow if they have rescinded my job offer or not.