Tuesday, August 07, 2007

The waiting is over

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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 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...)




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!



Happy Veggie said...

OMG. The graph of the visits is awesome! Yay! Here's hoping the inspection finds something is not as bad as you thought.

Pusher said...


I'm so excited for you! Oh, hooray hooray hooray! Finding a place that resonates, that feels like home, is so wonderful. I hope the rest goes smoothly and the inspection doesn't turn up any more issues.

It's beautiful. I'm so happy for you!

ewe are here said...

Ooh, lovely!

Congratulations! So very exciting.

We're meeting our solicitor tomorrow to see where things stand with ours at this point...

DiploWhat said...

Woot!!! Yea for an answer!!! And a good one! Yea!!!
Here's hoping the inpection goes well!!!!
And, I had the hardest time reading all of the post and not just scrolling down. You are a cruel one - temping me so long. =)

Ang said...

Congrats!! I bet you're feeling giddy now :-) Woo hoo!!

Allknowingjen said...

At last!!! Congratulations!!! :)
I hope everything else goes well and it all falls into place.

kittenpie said...

YAY! It always seems like you have to give up on something before it finally comes around, doesn't it? It looks like a really lovely house, too. congratulations!

Syl said...

YAY!! Congrats on the house, congrats on the home! YAY!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!! Mister Turtle found out first. He is even checking in on you and not waiting for me to check. We cannot wait to see more pictures and hear dates.