Thursday, July 26, 2007

Thank God That's Over!!

So, it's done. The house deal fell apart like the ground above our leach field.. the douche bags (which in my opinion no longer deserve the title of "the people with average shoes") withdrew their offer last night. I found this out after having dinner with my good friend.. Apparently, they don't want to have to replace the septic if it fails in a few years.. My realtor's last ditch effort was to offer them a warranty on the septic for a year.. something I wasn't totally comfortable with. They wanted no part of that, and only wanted us to come down on our price.
Basically, we told them to fuck off.. which felt really good! I guess they forgot that we had come down almost $20,000 already! I'm not desperate, we don't have to move right away.. I loved the house we found, but we're going to bend over any more for these douche bags! The only thing that is giving me comfort, is knowing that those asses spent way more than we did with all their inspections.. and that of course is non refundable! hah! I'm partially relieved.. I was NOT looking forward to packing! ;)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

This is not about our house! just kidding, of course it is!

It would appear that after our septic inspection yesterday, that we shit, and shower a lot.. Our leach field is saturated, which could mean we need a new septic.. or it could mean we just needed a good pumping, which they did yesterday. They're coming back in a couple of weeks to re-inspect it. Ugh.. the agony! And the douche bags with the shoes that spent an entire afternoon in my backyard in our shit, are getting "squirmy" per my realtor. Fuck them!
Anyway, I'm off to dinner with a dear friend visiting from the Big Apple.. I'm looking forward to talking with an adult (that isn't my husband) about something other than our house! If this sale happens (and believe it or not, I'm still optimistic) then I am never moving again!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

We were out yesterday getting an ice cream and as we were leaving, a really pretty girl crossed our path.. My husband is trying to check her out subtly, without me noticing, but of course he can see the smirk on my face..
"I can still look at the menu" he says
"But what's the point when you've already ordered??"



Here are my kid's and my twins daughter (in the middle) Hard to believe that this picture isn't complete yet, and that pretty soon 2 more will be added..

One Year...

A year ago today, almost to the minute in fact, our lives changed forever.. Two adorable little babies were ripped from my womb and thrust upon us. We had no idea what we were getting into those first few moments. Even though my husband and I are seasoned parents, having 2 at once was an entirely new adventure.
A part of me is amazed at how quickly this year has flown by. Yet another part of me, the part that is forever changed with the love and joy my daughters have brought me, feels like they have been a part of our family forever.
Your birthday is never really your own, I never understood that until I became a parent.. I never understood completely why it was always so important to my mother to see me on my birthday, it was after all MY birthday.. But of course I know now that it was her day too..
Happy Birthday Girlie's!!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

The Roller Coaster Ride From Hell...

Ok.. so I can breathe now... if you haven't read the post below, read it first.. Our realtor called this afternoon, and it looks like we are still good to go, and those douche bags with the average shoes still want to buy our house. The reason they cancelled the septic inspection was because they had a few things that they wanted us to fix here after the home inspection (nothing major at all) and they wanted to make sure we were going to do it before they spent any more money on the other inspection.. Ugh.. couldn't someone have called us, and told us that?? My realtor really let the other realtor have it too, about how unprofessional it was not to let us know about the inspection being cancelled.. Anyway, I have started slowly moving back into the new house.. just in my mind of course.. And I swear, if I have to move out again.. I'm going to seriously go postal! But thanks for the finger crossing, and any prayers made to the real estate gods!

The people with the average shoes, can suck it!

Our realtor was here at the house yesterday to meet the buyers for the septic inspection. They no showed. When she called the septic company, she was told that the buyers had some issues with the home inspection done on Wednesday, and didn't want to spend any more money until they knew what they were going to do. Douche bags! Their realtor never called mine, so big waste of time.
I'm going with the assumption that the deal is falling apart. Just so I won't be surprised when it actually does.
My husband and I thought the inspection went fine, with a few things here and there, but no deal breakers. I'm really starting to loath these people. Do you know how exhausting it is to mentally move in and out of a home?? Probably as tiring as physically doing it.. well, maybe not. But I can't help but to feel so low.. it sucks. Compounded with the fact that I didn't get enough sleep last night, and probably drank one too many drinks at my husbands show last night.. which btw was great! He did such a good job, he really is a talented musician. I was quite proud of him! I ended up going with my oldest son's best friends father. Looked like we were on a date.. but whatever.. All of my friends were busy, and he happened to call yesterday, and agreed to come with me.. it was fun.
Well, one of the babies just crapped.. so I had better drag my tired ass away from this computer and do something about it... someone out there keep some fingers crossed, and pray to the real estate gods that those a-holes buy my house! please..

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

We had the house inspection at our new place today (or what we hope will be our new place..) It went great, there were no major issues, and the guy was extremely thorough. This had made my husband very nervous because we are having our house inspected tomorrow.. he's been in a frenzy all afternoon, caulking this, and tightening that.. We had no idea what the inspectors looked for.. now we do.. I'm not worried.. but that's just my wonderful laid back nature.. My husband on the other hand tends to get very stressed. I'm working tomorrow, so he's got to get the kids out of the house for 2 hours so they can do their job. Hopefully everything goes ok.. We've decided to offer the people with average shoes some of our furniture, trying to sweeten the deal a bit.. maybe they'll ignore the bathroom closet that was never tiled, or the window's that stick in the playroom.. we'll see.. anyhoo, here's a picture of the back of our house, and the yard.. hopefully our house!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Lake Day..

I went up to see blogless at her very nice lake front home (well, almost lake front..) and the boys had a great time.. here they are with her two beautiful daughters (maybe my future daughter in laws!!) I also got to visit with lnotes, and her new baby, who is just the most beautiful baby! And ctale was there with miss S, another cutie! I swear, my friends and I have got the cutest kids! Really.

In two weeks, ctale, blogless and I are going camping, with no kids! I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to that.. my husband?? Not so much, but my mom is going to come by and help out with all the kids. It's been 4 years since we've had a girls trip. So we're due!

Anyway, here's Miss S.. hanging out at the beach.. I didn't get my camera out til after lnotes was gone, so no pics of her cutie.. next time though!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

We're Moving!!!!!

At least that's what it looks like!
The people with the average shoes came up on their price, and the owners of the house we want came down... so it's all good! As long as the inspections go ok, and every one's financing goes through, then we'll be moving by mid August.. I'm excited, and nervous, and mostly scared shit less.. I can't help wondering if we're doing the right thing.. I worry mostly about my son, and having to go to a new school, although he says he wants to, and he really likes the new house. The school he's going to is a good school, and he likes the fact that I spent some time in that same school when I was a kid..
My other son doesn't want to move because he's afraid that we won't take everything with us (like him maybe) And after the past few days with him, I'm wondering if the new owners would consider including him in the deal! so kidding.. but really, he's been a tirade.. maybe he's freaking out a bit too! Poor little guy..
Anyway, that's what's up..we have an inspection next Tuesday at the house we want to buy..hopefully nothing comes back negatively.. like someone buried in the backyard.. or under the house.. haha! And hopefully the perspective buyers of our house don't find anything at our house either, and the hardest part of this whole ordeal is over (besides the actual moving itself)

Monday, July 09, 2007

The counter offer..and some other things..

We've counter offered to the people with cheap shoes, and are now waiting. We went down $10,000 in our price, but we won't be going much lower. I'm not expecting to hear anything from them for another week, since it took them so long to put together their first offer. I don't care at this point. I've come to the decision (again) that we can totally stay here.. it's so annoying! I wish we had never put it on the market, and that we could just be done with this. I hate being consumed by something. My husband was happy yesterday to get out and go to band practice, and a soccer game just so that he could stop thinking about it.
We had another open house yesterday, at the request of our realtor. Of course no one showed up. But my house is spotless, and I guess that might just make it all worth while. My husband wants me to see if I can go full time for the summer.. after reviewing our finances, and the fact that he's got no more landscaping jobs lined up, we really should do something. But honestly, I don't want to go full time. I love going to work, it's way easier than being here, but I also love having some of my summer to do summer things with my kids. And what if we end up moving? it's going to be all up to him to get us packed if I'm working.. we'll see..
Anyway, the girls both slept all night! Yee friggin hah! Actually, they both woke up once, but they only cried for a few minutes.. They're going to be 1 in a couple of weeks! Hard to believe that a year has already passed! But I'm sooooo grateful that is has! I don't know what we're going to do for their first birthday.. I guess blowing it off this year because they'll have no clue isn't an option (according to the grandmother's anyway).. oh well just one more thing to do.. I'll put it in the list!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

I know it's a buyer's market..

But come on folks! Would they like us to just bend over and let them have their way with us?? The offer finally came in from the people with nice shoes.. Apparently those shoes must have been pretty cheap.. They have offered us $32,000 less than our asking price.. nice.

We haven't counter offered yet, but there's no way we can afford to go that low, or do we think our house is worth what they're offering. I don't know what will happen, but our luck on 07/07/07 has not been great so far!

Oh, and a funny thing on their offer letter, they want us to include our riding lawn mower! The funniest part- we don't have one! hah!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

This waiting is killing me!

ugh.. Ok, here's the update on the "house.." We have yet to receive an offer from the couple with nice shoes.. although my realtor is still under the impression that we'll be getting one from them.. but she still thinks we should have an open house this weekend.. ok, makes sense.. My husband got a call yesterday from our realtor telling us that the house we wanted, was being negotiated.. they had gotten an offer. We knew that was going to happen.. and I was pissed! I had asked our realtor if we could make an offer, and was told that we couldn't make one until our house was under contract. That to me made no sense, but hey, I'm not the expert. So, I mulled this over for a few minutes, and got on the phone. I was quite proud of myself for doing this. I called my realtor, who asked me if I was "sad" about the house, and I said no, I was pissed. I then told her this was what we were going to do. We were going to make a full price offer, contingent on the sale of our home, in a week (since we're just waiting for that offer). She didn't hesitate, or tell me that she didn't think it would work, she just did it. Several hours later, we were under contract with the house! They accepted our offer, and now we just have to sell our place (in a week..) maybe.. Anyway, at least we tried.. if our house doesn't sell to the people in the nice shoes, then at least I'll know we did what we could. I think I should get a cut of our realtor's commission.. maybe?? I'm keeping my fingers crossed.. I've already mentally moved in.. decorated.. inside and out.. Hope it happens.. Oh, and thanks to blogless, who grew up across the street for telling me that she thinks someone died in that house.. great! Now I know why the price was so right.. you can really get a steal when a house is spiritually occupied!

Monday, July 02, 2007

The second showing went well.. we're supposed to be getting an offer pending a couple of things that the interested buyers wanted (master policy info, and crap like that) I'm literally dying to hear.. we went to see another house on Saturday, and this is the ONE! The only house so far that would make me ok with selling ours.. the price is right.. so right that I'm afraid it isn't going to stay on the market long.. ugh.. I hate this real estate game! Hate it! I'm hoping to hear something from my realtor this morning.. if this doesn't happen, then we're done! I go from not wanting to ever move and leave my lovely, wonderful home to not being able to wait to sell it.. Anyway, here's the house..

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Growth Spurt..

Here's my sister in the pink pants 2 weeks ago, at 17 weeks. Here she is in the brown pants at 19 weeks.. Poor girl.. she can't wear the pink pants anymore, and she spent most of Friday feeling like crap because her belly hurt from stretching. I hate to see her feeling like that, but I know exactly what she's going through, and I know it's only going to get worse (sorry hun!) I'm just glad that she's over half way there! Yea!!

We took the kids on a little nature hike today.. It was really fun.. except when my husband kept saying "what's that??" whenever he heard a noise.. that made both the boys run to my side, and grab a hand.. He really is such a tool!

But it was a great time none the less!

A Couple of Dorks turned 35 this month..

Here's my sister and I at Margarita's Friday night. Our girlfriends took us out for our birthday.. Like the sombrero's?? Our overly excited waitress brought them to us in celebration for our special day.. I wasn't nearly drunk enough to wear them longer than a minute to get this pic.. but thank you ladies for a great time!! :)