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Old 01-20-2010, 06:08 AM   #151
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Single Digit Dance

Alright, folks! We have finally hit the single digit dance and here's what's on the agenda.

The temperature forecast has dropped, so it's anybody's guess as to what it will really be when we go. The only reason this is a bummer is that it makes packing more difficult. Right now we're looking at low - mid 60s to mid 70s for the highs. I'm figuring at the very least, I can pack my tees and pants, and add hoodies as needed. That seems the most reasonable to me. I'll most likely get started on that this weekend.

I need to go through all my tolietries tonight and reorganize them for just me (normally mine, DH, and DS' are all together) and see if anything needs to be replenished. This will then be accomplished by a shopping mission to Walmart on Wednesday.

I have put the kebash on all spending. If it's not gas or groceries, it's not getting bought. And if we actually just bought ourselves our first home, the souvie list will be parred way way way down. Fortunately I have $70 in reward dollars from my Disney Visa, so I can use that and not feel so bad about spending.

I'm hoping to get treats from Goofy's Candy Co for my DH and DS, a little treat for myself from Trend E, and something for the baby, perhaps a nuetral plush rattle. My DS loved his plush Mickey rattle when he was little. Very sweet.

I feel very in limbo today because of the offer we put in on that condo. There's another offer out there which sort of makes me nervous. I just keep trying to remind myself if, if it's meant to be, it's meant to be. And if it is, oh my gosh, what was I thinking? I could see us there, though. I really could, and I guess that's how you know.

I remember on another thread, one of my friends telling me that buying a house was like shopping for a wedding dress. When you find the right one, you just know.

Given that I picked the first dress I ever tried on (long story), and that we've looked at SO many homes, it's weird, because I've never had that AHA moment until I saw this place.

But, it may not be mine. Everything hangs in the balance. I'm supposed to hear something tonight, so I'll keep you all posted. I don't even know what I want to happen at this point, just something. DH and I have talked though, and I feel better about our game plan.

This whole process is way too stressful for me, and I am not the type of person who knows how to set it aside. If they come back with a rejection, we will let it pass, and if they counter offer, we are not going higher. We have given our best offer, and that's that. I would take both of those scenarios as signs that it is not meant to happen, and we will completely discontinue our housing search, and hunker down here, fixing up our apartment as originally planned. If they come back with an acceptance, then I will know that it is meant to be. I have faith that there is a plan for all of us, and that things happen as they were meant to.

It's very similar to when people ask me if I want a boy or a girl. I don't. Well, obviously it's going to be one of those, but I want a healthy baby and a healthy me. I was high risk last time and on bed rest, so if I, and the baby, can make it through this happy and healthy, then that's all I care about. There are more important things in life to worry about than the gender of this child, and it is what it is. I can't change the Bean now, so to my mind, it just doesn't matter. It's amazing to me how many people don't believe that, but it's really how I feel. I will have whatever I was meant to have. I believe that God has a plan, and I have faith in that plan.

So hopefully, very soon, I should be able to resume our regularly scheduled PTR programming with my top ten lists. Think food, rides, etc. I was planning on a shopping one...but...we'll see...

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Old 01-20-2010, 07:14 AM   #152
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I am not so happy with the weather forecast either... I was rather hoping for some pool time.

I think you are doing very well keeping a clear head about the house hunt. My parents were buying a new appartment last year and they had one they absolutely loved, but didn't get and then they got one that were a bit unhappy about, but which had a great location. But now they are so glad that the other one did not work out because they love the area they live in so much.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:33 AM   #153
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I'll be sending some good vibes your way, hoping they bring you some luck. It sounds so lovely, and even better that you can move right in.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:47 AM   #154
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Wow Kat you have a lot going on right now! I hope you hear good news today from the realtor.

PS: Do you know what big stuff you need for the baby yet? I'm going to have all kinds of stuff available for you before the bean gets here because we won't need it anymore.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:27 PM   #155
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Hurray for single digits!!! Time is just flying by, and before you know it, it will be the day before instead of nine days before!

Good luck and big hugs on the condo.
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:12 PM   #156
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I'm here! And caught up!!

And SOOO wanting to read that next chapter....


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Old 01-20-2010, 03:43 PM   #157
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I am not so happy with the weather forecast either... I was rather hoping for some pool time.

I think you are doing very well keeping a clear head about the house hunt. My parents were buying a new appartment last year and they had one they absolutely loved, but didn't get and then they got one that were a bit unhappy about, but which had a great location. But now they are so glad that the other one did not work out because they love the area they live in so much.
I know it will work out the way it's meant to.

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I'll be sending some good vibes your way, hoping they bring you some luck. It sounds so lovely, and even better that you can move right in.
Unfortunately, we're required to give a 60 day notice on our current place, so I'm having a feeling we'll have some overlap.

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Wow Kat you have a lot going on right now! I hope you hear good news today from the realtor.

PS: Do you know what big stuff you need for the baby yet? I'm going to have all kinds of stuff available for you before the bean gets here because we won't need it anymore.
Wow, thank you so much for your offer! I will take a little inventory tonight and let you know what we may need.

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Hurray for single digits!!! Time is just flying by, and before you know it, it will be the day before instead of nine days before!

Good luck and big hugs on the condo.
I seriousley need this trip right now, I am so stressed.

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Old 01-20-2010, 04:00 PM   #158
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Condo Update

I don't have much to say except...giving birth? No problem.

Stress of buying a home? I hate it.

At 130 (I didn't get the voicemail until 400 when I got out of work) my realtor called. She left me a voicemail wanting to know if the offer we put in last night was our best.

My short answer? Yes.

What I was thinking? Why are you asking me this? If there's another offer what does it matter if mine is the best one I have to offer unless they're trying to...I have no good word for it, let's just say make me part with more of my money. No, I'm not going up. Yes, I offered $10,000 less than what they payed for it. Yes, what I'm offering is very similar to comps in recent months in the same complex. I don't see the issue here. I know she has to clarify that, so I get it, but I hate this.

I hate the games and I hate the stress and although I love the place I am having cold feet and wanting to rescind. Which is silly because I love the place, but not because I am getting so ticked and this can't be good for me or the baby. I shudder to think of how high my blood pressure is right now and I can't wait for this to be over.

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I don't have much to say except...giving birth? No problem.

Stress of buying a home? I hate it.

At 130 (I didn't get the voicemail until 400 when I got out of work) my realtor called. She left me a voicemail wanting to know if the offer we put in last night was our best.

My short answer? Yes.

What I was thinking? Why are you asking me this? If there's another offer what does it matter if mine is the best one I have to offer unless they're trying to...I have no good word for it, let's just say make me part with more of my money. No, I'm not going up. Yes, I offered $10,000 less than what they payed for it. Yes, what I'm offering is very similar to comps in recent months in the same complex. I don't see the issue here. I know she has to clarify that, so I get it, but I hate this.

I hate the games and I hate the stress and although I love the place I am having cold feet and wanting to rescind. Which is silly because I love the place, but not because I am getting so ticked and this can't be good for me or the baby. I shudder to think of how high my blood pressure is right now and I can't wait for this to be over.

I can't wait to take this trip.




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I'm so sorry you're feeling stressed about it all. Keep reminding yourself that whatever is meant to be, will be, and try to relax. I know it's easier said than done.

Any word back from the realtor yet?
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I'm caught up.

I'm sorry you are so stressed with the condo buying. Everything will work out the way it is supposed too.

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No stress! If it's meant to happen it will, and if it doesn't it just means there is a better place out there for you.
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I am so sorry that this condo is turning out to be a source of stress!
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:50 AM   #165
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Oh I am sorry you are so stressed. Your trip will be here before you know it. We didn't get the first house we wanted either. I know how you are feeling. At the time I was glad we didn't get it because it had been so stressful. Then about 1 year later we were able to get a brand new house in a much better location. It will all work out in the end.
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