March 8, 2004
Wow. What a day. Yesterday was an amazing event of tension and elation and frustration and all kinds of things.
Eric was meeting with two agents on two houses, starting at 10am. The first house was very nice, but fairly small for our family. The second house, "The Gingerbread House" from yesterday's post, was absolutely perfect. Eric was totally blown away and used the word "amazing" quite a bit. He took lots of pictures (link below) and fell in love with it instantly.
It's on an acre and a half of flat property that is at about 4000 feet in the mountains. There was still a bit of snow on the ground (OK, I'll consider it "quaint" for now), but it was in the mid-50's in temp.
We are both over the moon for this. The hardest part is that he was meeting the agent on this house at 11am and I didn't hear from him for four hours after that! He was spending all that take going over the house with a fine toothed comb, researching tax records, etc. On the way home, he called me and gave me the news and asked what I thought. (?!) He then called the agent and she came to our house so we could write the offer. She said she knew the owners would be excited and happy to accept it. Now the only hurdle is getting the loan paperwork completed and moving in time to complete escrow. :) Eric has a lot of questions and I calling our friend who has helped us broker the mortgage today, so I should be hearing from him soon. We've had so many wonderful miracles in this process that I am just awestricken. I can't believe we are going to be in such a better place so soon. This house just feels like a shell now that protects us until we can get to our real home.
I'll be an eccentric writer hiding in my cottage up on the mountains in the woods. Perfect!
Wish us luck!
Talk you you later! I've got a bit of a headache and want to rest it out before I have to go get Nathan.
Thanks so much for the wonderful letters and well wishes.