Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Okay.... How Do I Say This?

I didn't dig it.
We're withdrawing our offer.
It's not that it isn't a great, original, historic home.
It is.
Some spit & polish (aka kitchen reno... a must... and floor refinishing), and it could have been a beautiful house.


You just can't change it's location no matter how hard you try.
So, I'm not ready to risk it.

Sure, we can't get anywhere near the deal on that square footage... but... I kind of want my kids to be able to play outside and not be in the road.
Since it sits at the corner of a three road intersection, well, that's kind of hard not to do.

And, it's nice (kind of) not to have the added pressure of having to close whenever the bank up and decides with no real idea when that will be.

We're looking at other options.

And waiting for our house to sell.


angie said...

damn. damn. damn. :( i am going to crawl into bed and cry.

Mr Furious said...

Not to worry, Ang. We'll still be in the 'hood, and likely within walking distance... Perhaps we'll live on the way to Washtenaw Dairy instead of down towards the busy end of the road?

HC said...


P.O.M. said...

I know it's soooooooooo cliche - but these things happen for a reason and that reason is that there is something better out there for your family.

Buying a house is so damn stresful (espically with the short sale aspect going on in todays world). My condo was a short sale and my agent (aka my CRAZY ASS MOTHER) almost drove me to the brink.

Keep on truckin'.

angie said...

i am hoping! we were just walking that way tonight (went to wash dairy in fact). live near one of the parks. a lot of houses on madison.

let us know when you are in A2.

inkelywinkely said...

Can I start my bitch fest a day early?
My daddy died last night with his girlfriend in a car crash. I cannot breathe.
I win.

Mrs Furious said...

Oh my word! I am so, so, sorry.

Kiki said...

Inkelywinkely, I am so sorry for your loss, I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and wishing you peace and comfort over the next few weeks and months.

Mrs. F. Damn.....but good because I didn't realize the yard bordered a three corner intersection....better safe than.... well you know the rest.

julie said...

Oh my God, Inkleywinkly. I am so sorry. I am thinking of you.

Mrs. F, I am thinking of you, too. Hope things start moving for you guys soon. Are you all at the Cougar's now?

inkelywinkely said...

We buried him yesterday, and Mrs F, it was so hard. There was a graveside story telling, and there were 30-40 people ATLEAST there to say how he gave them a home, a vehicle, food when they had nothing. How even if he had to take on extra jobs to take care of people that were just in need, he would.
It was PHENOMENAL. B and I are trying to live like he would have wanted us to. He was big on forgiveness and we talked with the ex wife last night about it for about two hours. AT first B and she talked alone, and they hugged. I think my daddy would be proud. He made such an impact on us all.

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