Sunday, April 27, 2008

Can this weekend get ANY more stressful?

I swear, I'm going to be kick started into labor after this weekend.

Let's see...
1) we bought a new car
2) we just signed a counter offer on our house.


However, she asked nearly $10k less than our asking price, as well as asked for $7500 for closing costs. Yikes. It'd be a different story if our house was a $300,000 house... but unfortunately it is nowhere near that so the amount she's asking is A LOT off our bottom line. We countered and if she accepts it we'll pretty much walk away making zero, zilch on this house. BUT... the market is so bad we'd be happy to do that, as we really want to be able to buy into this market... to get a larger home for less and stay in it for awhile and once the market turns around (hopefully eventually...) we'll make a decent profit.

Another little glitch.... the closing is on or before June 2nd. And its immediate possession for her or we pay her rent. Meaning... I'm having a baby like, oh... in 3 or 4 weeks ALONG WITH possibly closing on a house, trying to find a new home to buy, getting that all settled, packing and moving. HOLY EFFING HELL!

I'm freaking out. I'm totally losing my mind thinking... OMG not only is all that happening at once but what if we can't find a house. What if something goes wrong with our financing. What if my position at the school gets cut next year and I have no job? What about me not working this summer... how will a new house and a larger payment fit into that?


Anyhow... I'm not really holding my breath on her accepting our offer. And honestly, I might just be ok if she doesn't as this is the absolute worst time to be closing on a house and moving. We should know something by Tuesday night, I think.


  1. Yikes! That is isanity! Awesome that you guys might have someone to buy....but man, what timing. I will just keep my fingers crossed that everything turns out for the best, whichever way will be the best in the end. {hug} I am guessing that you might need one of those about now :).

  2. deep breaths! it will all work out! congrats on the offer/counter offer, all of it! awesome!

  3. I was wondering about that same thing... how ironic that your house would finally sell (IF it works out) at like THE worst possible time in the whole time it's been on the market. God has a funny sense of humor.
    I know it'll all work out... might be a little "stressful", but you guys will get through it!
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  4. Holy crap! Well, you know - if's it meant to be, it's meant to be. You just take comfort in that.

    And it can be done - it SUCKS but it can be done. Remember we moved when Morgan was 3 weeks old after selling our place and buying this house? Not something I want to repeat but it's just a one time deal, you get through it and then you get really, really drunk HAHA

    And as for your job - think the opposite! For all you know, you could be offered a position paying twice as much next year, you just never know!

  5. go figure you've wanted to sell the house for how long and then this is when the ball starts rolling - dang! i hope it all works out for the best. :)

  6. oh my goodness... i can't believe it!! after all this time, NOW is when you get an offer?!? that is CRAZY. i'm glad for you though... it will all work out. good luck!

  7. Holy crap you have posted 3 times since I stopped by last and I need to get caught up!

    WOW is all i have to say for you and all this!

    Just take it one moment at a time and remember to breathe! If it is all meant to happen, it will! And things WILL work out just fine! If it is your destiny- it will be worth it- remember you are strong- you are Superwoman! You can do it!

  8. Lot's of exciting things happening at your house! Good luck with the offer.

  9. Congrats on the offer! Let's just focus on that, shall we?

  10. yay! hopefully the offer goes thru and you can get settled asap!=)

  11. Yikes is right. I moved 450 miles when my 2nd was 3 weeks old and moved in with my parents, my 2 little kids, 2 cats and a dog. It was NOT fun.

    But you can do it! Everything will work out.

  12. I'm thinking good thoughts that it all works out! I'm sure Hudson will decide that his mommy is too stressed to come right in the middle of moving, right?

    Don't hesitate to ask if you need help. Adam has a big truck good for moving:)

  13. Any news??? I have my fingers crossed!!!

  14. did she accept the offer? give us an update! :)