Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Waiting Game

Up until Friday it was rush, rush, rush. We rushed to go see the house, we rushed our paperwork in to our broker, we rushed to get our offer in on the house (we knew there were others), and then it just stopped. We'd done everything we could do, so all that was left, was to wait. I should mention, that we didn't "rush" to decide on the house. Although it was love at first sight, we went home, prayed about it, slept on it, and reaffirmed our decision the next day. So all weekend we've been waiting. The past two workdays we've been waiting. Then yesterday afternoon I got a call from Z.

The bank sent a letter to our agent saying that they had a lot of offers on this house, and wanted to know how high we'd go. We re-offered full asking price, provided they took care of the mold (heard the estimate was $10k), and closing costs. We again had to rush to get the new offer signed & faxed back by 5pm. And now, it's back to waiting. We're hoping to find out by Thursday or Friday.

Have I ever mentioned that I've struggled with patience my entire life? If just doesn't come naturally. I'm kind of a fast-paced, get-it-done, make-it-happen, kinda girl. So this whole house buying thing just drives me nuts. I'm sure God's using it to help me learn patience, but that sure doesn't mean I like it!

Anyway, whether we get this house or not, the fact remains: We WILL have our own house eventually, and when we do, I'm going to be ready. I found myself playing around with polyvore again, and this time, the subject was bathrooms. I'm thinking this look would be just lovely in our main guest bath.. Oh, and the chaise lounge? Probably won't happen, but a girl can dream right? :)
ShabbyChicBathroom
ShabbyChicBathroom by weddedwhims on Polyvore.com

I'll keep you posted on how things turn out! Don't forget that tomorrow's post will be my 100th post & therefore, I'll be holding a giveaway to celebrate! If you're a West Elm/Pottery Barn/Bath&BodyWorks fan, I think you'll like it! ;)


6 comments:

homeinthecities said...

Waiting is the WORST, isn't it? We put in an offer on a house on Monday and are still waiting to hear back... it's really testing my patience, too! I'll be keeping you guys in my prayers!

d.a.r. said...

Ahhh good luck!! I've got my fingers crossed that you guys get the house you are supposed to be in!

Cristina said...

I hate waiting too! It will all be worth it in the end :)

Lindsey said...

UGH I hate waiting too. Can't wait to find out, keep us posted!!

The Porter Family said...

Good luck! i hope you guys get it!!!...

kermiefrg said...

I love that room design. It looks so elegant but comfy at the same time : )