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Well, the waiting is over.
And it's been a long wait! We put in our secondary offer on Friday, July 20th. It was secondary because we found out somebody else had already put in a primary offer, but it had a contingency, so there was a chance we could still get this house Mr. Kluges has been obsessing over since he saw it on-line from over in Ireland.
And we waited.
And y'all waited with us. And since we thought we'd find out right away, well, check out this graph of visits to my blog.
You were checking in OFTEN to find out if we got the house or not.
And then we THOUGHT the waiting was over. For 2 1/2 wonderful hours, we thought the house was ours... then we found out they had just countered on our secondary offer.
So we settled down to wait some more, and kept looking at houses, and found one that made a good back-up plan. And I felt good about it all.
And yesterday we got a call.
(Have I made you wait long enough yet? 'Cuz waiting's been kind of a theme with this...)
WE GOT IT!
Yup! With all its pros and cons (and there are many of each!), it's going to be ours! Well, unless Thursday's inspection shows us larger/more problems than those of which we're already aware. And assuming that looks good, and any negotiation about repairing/money off for problems happens smoothly (and you can bet your last shiny nickel we're putting specific time frames for a response in with any further communication!), and we get everything arranged in time... we might even make the August 20th closing date we'd proposed with our offer in the first place.
(Which, funnily enough, would mean there would be less time between now when we found out we got it and the actual closing than there was between when we put in our offer and when we got the word.)
So there you go. The waiting is over.
But the adventure is just beginning!