2.12.2014

We Got the Place

My thoughts are kind of all over the place right now. But for once it's actually a good thing.

Let me rewind a smidge. 

For the last month we have been (frantically) searching for a place to call our own. We traveled every weekend to an area of the city roughly 20 minutes from where we currently live. We have viewed countless homes, some that were sketchy, some that we seriously contemplated putting in offers to buy. But moving so far from our area was a difficult pill for me to swallow. 

Then, last weekend we viewed a townhouse that is approximately 50 yards from where we are currently living. If we could get this town home it meant we wouldn't be leaving our neighbors, we wouldn't be leaving our support network, we wouldn't be leaving the friends we've made and friends Marcus has made. Sure, the town home would mean sharing walls, and not having a yard, but to me those things don't carry the value of our established support network. That network is priceless.

So, Sunday we put forth our best offer. And then we waited… And waited… And waited… 

Last night, right before I was ready to close my exhausted eyes, Scott said, "What would you be most excited about if the town home was ours?" I rambled off a bunch of things, and then reminded him that I didn't really want to think about it - I hate playing the "what if" game. He turned to me and said, "Well, these are the things you're going to have to start thinking about. It's ours. We got the place." 


25 comments:

  1. YAY! Will be praying for you- it is a crazy, crazy time buying a house, moving, etc. Have fun!!!

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  2. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!! I was going to text you later today!!! So excited for you Des!

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  3. SOOOO HAPPY for you guys!!! Cheers!!!

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  4. Woohoo!!! When do you move?! So excited for your! We are headed to a new town home too :)

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  5. Sooo happy you found something! Glad it all worked out!

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  6. How exciting! What a cute way for your husband to let you know you got your offer accepted too =)

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  7. YAYYYYY!!! Congrats, lady. I know this has been weighing heavily on you guys. It's great that you get to keep your neighborhood family, especially for Marcus. Woo hoo!!!!

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  8. I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you! This has been such a huge relief!

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  9. That is such wonderful news!!! Your husband is a funny man telling you the news like that - I hope you threw a pillow at him! haha! That is so great to stay in your neighborhood and get your own place!!!

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  10. living in a town home isn't all bad. i will tell you the worst is not having a yard to throw your dogs out in - BUT it doesn't get to be -53 where you are so won't hate that like we do ;)
    saying good prayers and sending high vibes!!! yay!

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  11. Aww - that's a cute ending to your post :) So happy for you!! Ive never had my own walls - so I cant really relate, but it sounds like this is a great deal :) Yay!!

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  12. Congratulations!!! This is so exciting...and I love the way your hubs was tricky about announcing it! Adorable!

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  13. Yayyyy! Congrats! Im so happy for you! And how quick will that move be??

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  14. Wooohoooo, congrats!!! I love how he told you the good news. When do you move??

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  15. OMG! Yay! That is so exciting! Congrats to all of you!

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  16. CONGRATS!!!!! I read this the other night and didn't get a chance to comment. Hooray for you getting what you want!! Can't wait for the home tour :)

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