Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Wow, I can't believe the intensity of the stress that emanates from the decision to sell our house and buy a new one. The selling of the house was intense enough! My goodness it is insane to think that we put our house on the market just over 3 weeks ago. ...wow I am surprised that so little time has passed. Having a house on the market is intense--especially because our house got a lot of traffic! We had 15 showing in 14 days or something?! Some of those days we were getting 2-4 showings. Captain Adorable not allowed to touch his toys or a make a mess, constantly packing up food and taking it somewhere or eating out (we did not do it too much, but a lot), and constantly wondering who was in my house looking around at the place where I brush my teeth and sleep and all those private things. My private space.

Anyhow, house hunting is also very stressful! Constantly packing food and taking it somewhere (less eating out these days because there is no bleeding time to stop and eat). Being gone for 4-5 hours a day (with my little guy), everyday. Looking looking looking for the Right One. Questioning houses, neighborhoods, school districts, taxes, community amenties over and over and over. And then doing it all again the next day.

We wrote an offer tonight. I hope we get it but if we don't, well, we're going back out on Friday. We've got to get this done by Tuesday next week at the latest to lock in the mortgage rate.

1 comment:

Diana said...

I know. House hunting sucks balls. (to use a josh phrase). First you think the showings are the most stressful thing. Then you realize you must find a new house, and stress about whether it is the right one, all the research you have to do, do you compromise on schools to get more land, do you live in a house that needs work to get a better house in the end, yadda yadda. I hear ya sista! Then comes the packing, the moving date, the coordination of the utility shutoffs, and then the living in a house FULL OF BOXES and not being able to remember where you packed your toothbrush. But remember - it is worth it in the end!

Please email me and tell me where you're looking, and shoot me some listings too! All the stress aside, I did love looking at the houses and imagining a future life there.

If the decision gets you down, just remember that you can always move again in a few years.