When you wake up in the morning you usually have a pretty good idea of what you are going to do for the day. Rarely do events totally and completely surprise you and take you to a place that you never suspected. When I woke up this morning I hadn't the slightest clue where today was going to take me.
First off, I woke up in a horrible mood. Events of yesterday - which I am not going to go into details about left me in an extremely foul mood. After waking around 8:00AM I decided that the day wasn't worth it and I hightailed it back to bed around 10:30AM. My goal was to sleep as much of the day way as was humanly possible. Unfortunately my slumber was interrupted around 11:00AM by a call from my real estate agent. Back in the late winter/early spring of 2011, when I had been heavily involved with Shelly, I had commissioned my real estate agent to show me pretty much everything that came on the market so that we could buy a new house. Later after Shelly left the scene I changed my qualifications to Roberta (my real estate agent) and asked only to see houses that were on one of the greenbelts, had a walk out basement and were thorough renovated throughout.
Prior to today, there had only been one house that met these qualifications and I wasn't too enamored with it. Roberta's call at 11:00AM this morning sparked my interest and I decided it was the pick me up that I needed to pull myself out of my foul mood. Regardless of whether or not this house would work for me I decide it was a reason to get out of bed and do something with my day.
First I checked the house out on the Internet and I was blown away - it was gorgeous. My interest was definitely piqued at this point. Zack and I had a bunch of errands to do as we were totally out of dog food and a bunch of other staples. As we left the neighborhood to run these errands I saw that there was an open house that was being hosted by the agent selling the house that I was interested in. Of course it WAS the house that I was interested in so Zack and I just had to go in and explore. It was everything I wanted!! Zack was so excited by the thought of living in this house. I phoned Roberta back and told her I was interested in the house and would most likely make an offer.
The rest of the afternoon seemed to crawl by. Finally the time arrived when I was to meet Roberta at the house. We meet up and walked the house from one end to another. I explained all the things I like to Roberta and she explained what it meant in terms of price. At the end of our 20 minutes in the house I had concluded I was going to make an offer on this house.
After we were finished looking at the house we headed to Roberta's office and came up with a contract. I wrote the check for the earnest money and I signed the contract. I should know by 4:00PM Sunday whether or not this house will be mine. If this house is to be mine there are some key decision to be made. Such as - what do I do with my current house? What does Nancy do - as there is no first floor bedroom. All-in-all I am quite excited by the turn of events. Had anyone told me 24 hours ago that I would be putting a bid out for a new house - I would have told them they were full of crap. But here I am... Looking forward to acquiring a new house and moving in a different direction in life.
Thanks and peace to all!