Little things

August 28, 2010

Our house is under contract.


I am giddy with excitement. Yes, it’s a short sale. Yes, it’s way below the original price.

None of that matters. We are so glad this finally happened. The couple initially said they wanted a three bedroom, but Monday morning came back with an offer. The house will be used to store skis and as a vacation home in the winter. (Must be nice, huh? Lol)

So we accepted their offer, they sent earnest money, and barring the bank being stupid, we close October 15th.

It’s hard to go back. I still have to go clean and get stuff out of the garage. I went back Wednesday and started crying, thinking of all the memories our home holds. I will miss it dearly.

However, this journey has made me grateful for an offer I might not have considered 4 months ago, and ready to say goodbye to the stress of a home and mortgage that I didn’t think I could say. The unknown and the mess that got bigger with an apartment payment thrown in the mix, is fixed by the house being gone.

The relief is much greater than the sadness.

We have a lot of other stuff going on, but this chapter is closed. Out of it comes a stronger faith, a shame of the stress and worry I spent on it over the months, a better knowledge of our finances, and what buying something you can’t afford long term can really end up costing.

Lessons learned. Good, and tough. But I wouldn’t change it one bit.


  • Stephanie Appel

    August 30, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    (co-workers bleeding out of their ears…)

    In case you couldn’t tell, I’m extremely happy for you. 🙂

  • Janelle

    August 30, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I hope you can now take a deep breath, at least when it comes to the “selling the house” stressor in your life. Phew! I’m thrilled for you.

  • Lynn

    August 29, 2010 at 11:19 am

    That’s wonderful! You must be so relieved. I hope this is just the first step of your new beginning!

  • Katie

    August 28, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    What a relief! And yeah must be nice to have a vacation home, I would love love love to have a vacation home in the mountains!

  • Mama23Bears

    August 28, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    so happy that things worked out with the house. hope things keep heading in the right direction for you.

  • Law Momma

    August 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I’m so jealous. Will you send some prayers this way for selling OUR house??

  • Krista @ Not Mommy of the Year

    August 28, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Congratulations! So glad for you to have this relief. Hoping everything goes according to plan over the next six weeks.

  • MamaOnDaGo

    August 28, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Lesson learned. Time to move on to bigger & better things.

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