Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Under Contract

Well that didn't take long. Three days and three offers later, we are officially under contract with the future homeowners of our house.

We reviewed the offers at a brewery (so, very Bores-like) and signed the contract at a McDonalds in Moab on Memorial Day. Of course, you have to capture moments like this. #firsttimesellers

Then we celebrated that evening with a bottle of wine. A full bottle, may I add. On the side of a cliff. Thankfully the way back to camp was on foot, not behind the wheel. Not sure which is worse when you've consumed a few glasses sips of alcohol and you're near a 1,000ft cliff. Don't worry, Mom, we had headlamps and a giant labradoodle to lead the way.

I really can be sentimental

We basically forgot about our trip the moment we pulled into the driveway on Saturday and are officially in house-hunting mode. We don't have a lot of time between now and the closing, so these are our options:
a) Find a new house to buy
b) Find a storage location to move all of our belongings
c) Find an apartment that we can live in, until we can find a house to buy
d) Permanently move into the camper

As much as Mr. B may enjoy the idea of the last option, it's not realistic. Ideally we want to find a new house and move during the same time we close on our existing house. The clock is ticking, days are passing, and we still don't know which option we will end up with. It's going to be a whirlwind for the next few weeks.

We put an offer on a new house Sunday evening, but lost (for the second time). Another offer came in that was full price, CASH. Hard to compete with that. So we wait. We wait for more houses to go on the market and in the mean time, start getting our ducks in a row for the alternate options above.

Pray for us. I keep saying to Mr. B, house hunting is a sure way to test a marriage. Really, this process is stressful and frustrating. Especially when you continue to lose the houses you envisioned the next 20 years of your life.

Moving on. In a lot of ways.

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