Sunday, May 13, 2012
So we put in an offer on the aforementioned "one" and they said yes! Me and the hubby couldn't believe it. It actually happened on Wednesday, but the appointment making and legal checks have taken up most of my time! The lawyer signed off on the purchase agreement, the inspectors will be in on Wednesday and soon, but not quite soon enough, it'll all be ours. (Unless there is an unforeseen catastrophe, that is.) I have been full gear ahead on figuring out floor-plan changes, picking tile and bath tubs! I will admit, when the hubby called me and told me they had accepted the bid, I cried (from happiness of course) and my head hasn't been on straight since! I am worried to jinx it all by making it facebook official, so we've kept it slightly low key. I never realized how long it takes to actually close on a house, or how much money it costs! Well wish me luck everyone, and I will keep you posted. Just glad to be one step closer to a farm!
Monday, May 7, 2012
So we went out to the previous mentioned property a second time, this time with my parents, and I thought I was in love with the place the first time we saw it. This time we spent a bit more time looking at the house, which could be in a TV special entitled "Paneling of the 70's." My mother, the remodel queen, was armed with a tape measure and graph paper. We followed her through the house, room by room until we came up with a master plan to make the house our home. Satisfied that the work was something we were up to, we continued out into the land. Last time we walked from the front of the property to the back. This time we walked approx 1/2 of the land, through the woods, over the creeks and back into old cow pasture. It felt like I had come home. Rather than the usual thrum of activity in my head of ideas on how to make the farm work, I simply felt at peace and, well, happy! The realtor is drawing up the paperwork right now for our bid. Our fingers are crossed! I really hope this is the one!