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03 November 2009 @ 05:22 pm
Yikes, it worked  
Over the weekend, we saw a house that we liked, about a half-mile from our current location.

Last night, we put in an offer on said house.

Today, the offer was accepted.




"Freaked" is the best term for my mental state at present. What most people treat as exciting life milestones, yours truly tends to chase down with a bottle of Maalox. I probably won't be able to relax until we've completely moved in, completely finish with our lease, get everything set up and transferred and whatnot, and I get through my thick skull that we'll still have a good chunk of money in the bank even after closing. I'm the veteran of five moves since 2004, two across state borders. At least I've got most of those logistics and minutiae down pat. It's the BUYING A GODDAMN HOUSE part that's new (and terrifying).

I'll post more info when it's more of a sure thing. I've seen how these things have fallen through on others, often due to completely stupid things out of their control. It isn't a done deal until the keys are in your hands.
Applesapples491 on November 4th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
litemysterlitemyster on November 4th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
congrats! it is nerve wracking, but it's worth it.
Purrsia Kat: yespurrsia on November 4th, 2009 12:02 pm (UTC)
I agree - buying a home is exciting and spooky at the same time. Good luck finalizing things and with the move!
The Perfidious One, amethyst_hunter: Basketcat is pleasedamethyst_hunter on November 4th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
Fanfarkingtastic!! :D *does the Happy Seat Dance of Joy in your honor* That's sweet, I hope it all goes well for you guys! :D
Aikidoka, dreamer, seeker, general purpose geekmanycolored on November 4th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Have some Tums!

Justin reacts the same way to good things that are also big changes.
Arsenalmarkarsenal on November 4th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
Cool. In-burgh or in burb? Which hood? If you care to state.
Miusherimiusheri on November 4th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
The place is in Shadyside- closer to Point Breeze than we currently are (we've lived in Shadyside for the past 2 1/2 years and love it), but we're still in very walkable distance to all the things we like.
Arsenalmarkarsenal on November 4th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
Cool! We never even looked in Shadyside - we assumed everything would be out of our league. Congrats!
Miusherimiusheri on November 4th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks! You can find stuff here that's not ridiculously expensive, but it's often small/crappy. We spent the past couple of years saving and combing through listings for one of those rare-and-not-too-expensive deals to pop up. Hopefully it all pans out!
Who am I?canissum on November 4th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)

BTW. Need to follow LJ more often. I've fallen out of the habit.