We lost a house. It was a lovely house. New, light/bright, big kitchen, fenced yard, good elementary school. It was a wonderful layout. It had huge windows. New everything. I luffed it. A lot. So we offered and they didn’t take.
We have some people coming to look at our old, shitty house tomorrow. I am baking cookies in the morning to woo them into loving this house because it smells so yummy and to not notice the pile o’ dog shit in the backyard. Scratch that. Make that piles o’ dog shit and dog barf in the back yard. Let’s be honest here, folks.
The thing about house shopping is that it’s too much like garage saling. You see something, you offer them some amount of cash, more than you think it’s worth but enough of a bargain to make you feel proud about yourself. Then you hold your breath to see what the person does. There is some sweating. There is some discussion. In the end, you walk away with someon’s old crap feeling like you got a good deal because hey! someone else is getting YOUR old crap. But really it’s all gonna be back on the lawn for display in another five years with more stains and mildew and rust. If I seem a bit pessimistic, I am. Some bitch came 45 minutes before us and took my house away from us.
Forty-freakin’-five minutes people. That’s the difference between someone else’s crap and yours.
Sad Day! Another great one will come along that you’ll love. (I’m trying to be optimistic here.) I think things happen (or don’t happen) for a reason. But seriously, that’s shitty. I’m sorry!
By Paige (CoraBelle) on 2005 09 23
That sucks hun! Now it’s off to a big better house to find@
By Nicole on 2005 09 23
How sad! I’m sure there is a nice house out there for you, I just hope you find it SOON!
By Holly on 2005 09 23
Sorry you lost the house. But I truely believe the only reason it’s not yours is because there is one even more perfect ,meant just for you!:0)HUGS.
By kelli on 2005 09 23
ohhh I am sorry! that sucks, happen to us with the house we really wanted…but we found another, and you will to.
where are you looking?
By Bree on 2005 09 23
hahahaha..great post LEs…so true.
By texasbelle on 2005 09 23
I am with Kelli on this. Your house is out there and that one was not it. We had a similar experience when we moved to CT and after the big disappointment of not getting the one we thought we wanted, the next week we found the one we ended up buying and loved. So hang in there!!
By Carolyn on 2005 09 23
Sorry about the house. I like Sarangeti’s approach, while one door closes and better door will open. Have faith. I guess you weren’t suppose to be in that house afterall.
By traci on 2005 09 25