Monday, September 10, 2012

My new life, continued and continuing.

So, where was I? I have quite a bit to write about.

So, the way the story goes is this: we have wanted to buy property for ever, and we've been thinking about it for a long time. And we looked at property several times, but there was always something not quite right about it, and that made us help figure out what it was that we really want.

And recently, THIS property came up on a real estate listing. And I was about to go look at it, but I got cold feet. "What could I be thinking of! I lost my job just a little while ago, it could happen again! Or, Husband could lose HIS job, and then what? We'd lose everthing!" So, I cancelled the appointment and let it go.

 At the time I cancelled the appointment, I thought to myself - and said to my husband - "If it's meant to be, it will be." And the property sold really quickly, and it was off the listings.

 I was a little sad, but not too sad, because I was nervous anyway.

 But then, about a month later, the property came BACK on the market. The people who had put an offer on it had let the deal fall through. And who knows for sure why? because they may have seen something very bad that we didn't see, or something.

But anyway, it was even cheaper than I remembered. So we went to look at it, and we really liked it. Even though the description says it's just a shell, and that the land is the real value, the fact is that it's a really great house. It just needs a lot of work.

 So we put an offer on it - and a deposit - and we went back to look at it again, and a HUGE tree had fallen in the yard, just missing the house. It was close for comfort, but it didn't actually hit the house, so we're good! And now, we've closed, and we have started working on it. But we are working
V E R Y   S L O W L Y...
because we really don't have any more money to spare, anyway!

I'll write more tomorrow. Right now, I've gotta go pay the bills :p
This is the back of the house.  And this is NOT the tree that fell... actually, we knocked this one over.  More about that soon.


Netizen101 said...

Hi Sue,

Congratulations on your acquisition of a new house - and your new life. It sounds great. You must be very happy and excited now.

No doubt there will be lots to do with the house, but you will be so proud of yourself when it is finished.

Enjoy your 'new life'.


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