Nope… not preggo, I wish… BUT, the other big “project” we’ve been working on is buying a house, and it’s been a long, drawn out project (we put the offer in on Nov. 24th). It’s a short sale, which means we’ve offered less than the current owners, who are going into foreclosure, owe on the home. It gets complicated further by the fact that they had both a 1st and a 2nd mortgage on the home, so both lenders had to agree to take a loss. The reason they often agree to this is that it costs money to take a house through the foreclosure process, and sometimes taking a slight loss on a short sale actually costs the lender less in the long run.
At any rate, it’s the only damn way we can afford a house in this town, so we’re taking a shot at it!
On Wednesday I got a call that the 1st leinholder accepted our offer! We’re still only cautiously optimistc and not telling most peple because we don’t have an official acceptance letter from the junior leinholder in hand, but we are hoping and praying that this all works out, and we could be homeowners within the next 2-3 weeks!
After work that day (St. Patty’s day!) I called Charlie and told him to come home after work instead of going to the man hole to drink so that we could walk the dogs and enjoy the random day of springlike weather. I loaded up his BubbaKeg with 3 Budweisers & my coffee thermos with 2 Bud Lights (it’s a tradition on our summer walks!) and put the dogs on leashes so that right when he walked in the door we were ready to head out. I was so excited to tell him about the house that I couldn’t wait there another minute. 🙂
We proceeded to laugh and yell and I might’ve squealed in excitement…and he was even a good sport and stood by my dorky sign to take a picture.