Our house is under agreement! A lady who came by to tour the house Sunday while Matt and I were home made an offer yesterday. After answering some questions, introducing her to our neighbor, and a bit of negotiation, we agreed on a price and signed the first set of papers. We still have an inspection coming up in a few days. But, if all goes well we'll be closing on the house in late November!
Meanwhile, two more couples drove by the house slowly yesterday to look at the outside and write the realtor's number down. One even called while looking at the sign. In a storm. Why they were out in a storm, I've no idea. I'd think it's odd, but I've seen people in Iowa decide a tornado warning with a funnel cloud clearly forming on the horizon is a great time to go shopping. Or get a burger. Working a drive-thru during a tornado threat was always interesting. Trees are rocking, stuff's flying around outside... meanwhile, some dude's calmly sitting in his car outside the order window joking, "windy enough for ya?"
Anyway, yay! This weekend Matt and I will be heading back down to the Norwalk/Danbury area to look at more houses and begin the mortgage pre-approval process. Next week we'll finish all the packing that we can. Since the closing is a few weeks after Matt begins his new job, he'll still be moving out by himself for a bit while I stay here with Tiny and watch the house.
I'm excited, but a little cautious too. This all happened so quickly. It's only been on the market since Saturday. It almost seems too good to be true. At the same time, I'm so happy! *squeee*
As for Sandy, she flung some wind and rain our way, but seems to have pretty much passed Plymouth by. Yep, just like every other tourist. What? We're not interesting enough for you? We have a rock, damn it!
All joking aside, we came through just fine. Thank goodness. I hope everyone's doing okay!
Today I need to call Mom to let her know what's happening and then maybe I'll try to catch up on some sleep. I haven't slept well since this whole thing began. With a big chunk of the stress suddenly gone, I'm feeling really tired. Later.
"You can't have everything... where would you put it?"
-- Steven Wright