5pm Update: Click
Feb 27, 2004
re-using websets has become all the
rage. This is twice in a week!
This time, like
last time, it's for a very specific reason.
I am very
nearly breathless with... something. I
don't know if it's fear or anticipation or
excitement or worry or what. It's
just an energy that I can't really define.
I'm shocked I got any sleep at all last night,
but I did pretty well until Nathan crawled
into our bed, flopping and flinging around.
I couldn't get awake enough to boot him back
out again, just enough to not sleep well.
A lot of you
already know from The Ranch message board and
a letter I sent out to my Witchy friends, but
yesterday, early evening, I got a phone call
from a woman who is the real estate agent for
the man who owns our house!
Granted, we have never met him since he
employs property managers, but he has decided
to sell the house immediately. We were
given first refusal, but for one thing, he's
asking way too much for the house and for
another, if we were investing in property, it
wouldn't be on a main road that we have to
listen all night long.
to come into the house on Saturday (yes,
tomorrow) to do an inspection and I was able
to put her off until Monday morning, not only
because Eric and I already have plans for
Saturday, but also because I need some time to
digest this and get right with the Lord (&
Lady) on it.
coming into question by this means (we fully
foresaw that a situation might arise where
we'd have to miss rent and be evicted) is the
very, very last thing we expected. She
wants to start showing the house as early as
next week, which means the very ultra private
us will begin having people noseying through
our house all the time. I've rented
houses that were on the market twice before
and it's horrible having strangers meandering
through your house all the time, not to
mention having to keep it show room quality
all the time. This is major violation of
privacy and major inconvenience at its best.
So Eric has
contacted two mortgage brokers to see if we
can get pre-qualified on a home loan.
That seems easier than thinking we can come up
with all of the deposits needed to rent a
house. In Calif, it's cheaper and easier
to buy than to rent.
Eric and I
both have been doing magic to improve our
current situation, bring in more money,
generally make our life better, so I refuse to
believe this is anything other than an
extension of that. It's just a little
formidable and, well, breathless.
I feel like
my skin is going to vibrate off my body.
spending this weekend getting the house up to
par and maybe finding a storage unit for Joe's
stuff and some of the things that we don't
much use in the garage to neaten it up a bit.
How we are going to pay for all that is a
mystery, but we'll make it happen.
I used this
webset several months ago to represent my
dream house and imagine it into being.
If it's here, I need it to show itself pretty
doggone fast, as well as bring with it the
power to acquire it into my ownership!!
more later. Got to get kids up and off
to school. 6:30 striketh.
Got to get
kids out the door to school and little
Nathan has a preschool orientation this
Swing a cat,
pray, light a candle... do that thing you do,
folks! I really need to get another
house, like, yesterday.
Top of the
roller coaster. The final click of
ascension has sounded. We're teetering
in those wild, maddening seconds before the
ride really begins.
After Eric and I spent some
time talking about the situation today, we
decided that the option that would be less
invasive for the family would be if we could
find a way to purchase this house ourselves.
It's not the house of our dreams, but it will
keep us from uprooting the kids, having
prospective buyers come through our house and
dealing with the expense and other
difficulties of a move. We were
surprised at how easily the decision came to
us, especially considering the limitations of
this house (mostly location... it's on the
corner of a very busy street and the sound
from the traffic is maddening). Still,
as soon as the idea came to us (and it
honestly hadn't before since we'd complained
so much about the sound of the traffic), we
knew it was where we were supposed to be
looking, at least for the time being.
Right after we decided this, an
EOS reader contacted us (you guys really are
the best of the best) and felt she could be
helpful in getting us a mortgage, so she's
been working on that through the day.
Based on what I'm learning about how really,
really good she is, I think that if she can't
do it, it can't be done and we'll have to go
for a rental property somehow. Thanks,
friend! As complicated as our situation
is, I give a standing ovation to anyone even
willing to try to weed through it.
If this doesn't pan out, I'm
completely confident that another avenue will
open. I can't approach this from an
avenue of weakness, fear or victimization.
It has to be from a position of faith and
assurance and strength. I firmly believe
that whatever energy you feed into a situation
is what will be drawn to it. I'm
constantly amazed at the number of people who
refuse to believe that you can choose your
feelings and your own reaction to any
situation. It's really tough to
recognize you have that power, but once you
do, it's amazing the effect it can have on
So that's where we are.
Right now, we're drifting toward purchasing
this house. If that doesn't work out,
we'll drift somewhere else. :)
Thank you for all of your well wishes and
suggestions. Eric and I appreciate each
and every one VERY much. You folks are
the best friends ever.
Nathan had a one hour
orientation for preschool today and was very
frustrated that he couldn't play. It was
more just to show the parents where the
building is and to give them a bit of info
(and fill out the emergency cards). He's
complete geared up for Monday.
That's it for tonight.
Just wanted to catch you up on an amazing and
exhilarating day. We're spending the
weekend spring cleaning the house, yard and
the garage. Tomorrow afternoon, we're
taking the kids to the park to see if there's
enough wind to fly kites.
Have a stellar weekend!!