Dare I Dream?

A couple of months ago, Steve and I found what we thought was a perfect house. Unfortunately, we waited too long to make an offer and we lost out. Since that time, we’ve been working on cleaning up our house and making plans to get some small remodeling projects done to make our house more attractive in a sluggish market. I really didn’t think we’d be moving. Really. Then Steve stumbled on a house last Saturday that intrigued us both. I called our friend and agent, Mike, and told him we wanted to see it. We went over Sunday night and the wheels started rolling. I loved so many things about it, but was still holding back because I was scared of the market, of selling our house for what we needed, of moving, of, well, everything. We thought about it. Then we talked about it. We went back and took pictures and talked some more.

Now we’re making an offer and our house will have a “for sale” sign in the yard next week.

I’m trying to be realistic knowing that the market is so soft and we might not get what we need for this one to make all the ends meet. We don’t have a cushion for this, so it might all fall through but it feels so right. When I think about the house and where things would go, it all seems effortless. When I think about the lifestyle Steve and I have and how much we love to entertain I can actually see the parties unfolding. I even have a space for my studio which is crucial in a move. Still, I must keep my emotions in check because if we lose this it’s not the end of the world. I do love my little bungalow and will stay here for another year or so if this isn’t right. But, I’ll be disappointed and yes, a little pissed.

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7 responses to “Dare I Dream?

  1. Cindy

    Hope it works out for you – sounds like a good fit!

    Here’s my two cents (for what it’s worth): There is no such thing as the perfect house. They all have one issue or another – trust me, as we have owned five (count ’em, 5) at this point. I have loved them all, and there has been something unnerving about each one, as well. I am finding my present basement a bit damp (and my laundry is down there), but other than that, I love it (especially once we get the addition done, which will solve all my issues – at a price).

    (I know you have the damp basement issue, too – how do you handle it? Other than emptying the dehumidifier 4 times a day?)

    If it works out, you will be thrilled. If not, you’ll find another one. Take my word for it – I have found five. And I’m sure there’s another one out there. Somewhere …

  2. Carrie

    Yes…but what are the neighbors like? 🙂

  3. \I don’t know any of the neighbors yet. And that’s just fine with me!

  4. Pamela Witte

    I have been thinking about you for weeks, but with unemployment, then a new job, I’ve been very selfish and only kept up with you by reading your blog. So congrats on YOUR new job, and I’m so VERY EXCITED (that’s why I’m using all caps) about the house prospect! I will keep the fingers crossed, and now that things aren’t depressing and horrific in my life, maybe I can actually call you and meet you for coffee! I LOVE IT when things move and change! I’m so thrilled for you…

  5. Pamela! I’m so excited to hear from you! Actually, I hate change so this is a big step for me. I want to hear all about your new job and I want to catch up with everything else exciting in your life.

    Yes, we must meet for coffee when I get a break from packing!!! I’ll keep you posted on the house.

  6. Good luck Tammy! I know it will work out! By the way, thanks for the words about the shoes… I love the green toenail story!

    By the way, I’m linking you to my blog! I thought we were already linked, but apparently not!

  7. Tam, wow! I know you were pretty keen on the other one you mentioned before. Can’t wait to hear about it.

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