Long time no see.
Beach vaca has come and (sadly, long) gone....with no beach body to be found....
Well. Remember last time I checked in with you I was looking at houses? I thought they were out of my price range, but it turns out I was wrong. I considered putting in an offer on one of the ones I looked at when we last spoke, but it was JUST off the market by the time I found out I could afford it. Two houses I tried to put an offer in on, both gone just hours before I snatched them up. Things weren't looking so good.
I almost took it as a sign and put the whole house hunting thing on hold UNTIL...
Two days later an AMAZING house hit the market (in the same neighborhood as the last house I tried to put an offer in on--about one or two neighborhoods over from my parents house--which was around the area I wanted to stay in, if possible).
I was FREAKING OUT because despite being on the market only one day, people were coming in and out of the house nonstop. I wanted to scream at them all to get the hell out of MY house. But deep down, it was priced a wee bit higher than I wanted (but still comfortable enough in my juuust affordable range) and obviously highly coveted, so I thought it was a lost cause.
I put in the second offer. And It was the one she ACCEPTED!
All the stars aligned, I was pre-qualifed asap, the inspection was *almost* flawless (as flawless as an inspection can be, especially on a 27 year old house)...everything was going almost too perfect. Too easy. Until the closing date and the official loan acceptance kept getting pushed back. And back. And back some more. I've changed my furniture delivery dates 3 times so far. I was supposed to close July 30th. I kept hearing "just 1 and a half more weeks!" Over. And Over. And Over.
But now I have a REAL, official closing date of this coming Wednesday, August 29th.
Shit's about to get real.
And I can't wait!
I'm hoping to be back to posting more regularly soon. Both eats and house pics! Lots and lots of pics. Just bare with me. This is gonna be a CRAZY time. A lot of hardships are going on too. I thought August last year was one of the worst times of my life, but this year just may be topping it in other ways. HOWEVER, becoming a homeowner, especially on my own, can't bring me down. Just trying to focus on the positive and SO so happy there is FINALLY an end in sight!