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and the house goes to….(guess who watched the Golden Globes last night)

Guess who’s going to be the owner of a beautiful Barbie Dream House (no, not the Barbie meth house) in Georgia??

Do you want to know?

Do you REALLY want to know?

So do we. 

Contract FAIL.

NO no no, they didn’t reject it…we just don’t have an answer yet.

The seller’s broker’s dad went into the hospital…and while a very impatient part of me says “and that affects me HOW?”…the sensible part of me knows family crisis and is trying to soothe that other part of me that wants to chew through the arm of the couch waiting for the answer.

I’m a very complex person, I have a lot of parts.

The 5PM Sunday deadline came and went, no closer to knowing if the sellers were agreeable or willing to negotiate with us on it.


*and then eats an entire package of Kit Kats…the big jumbo package*

The waiting game continues and Peter and I are agonizing over the unknowing of it all. He’s sending me links to other great houses on the market in the area, in our price range and I just cannot look at them yet.

As much as my heart screams that this house is ours, I am also very firm that if it does not work out, it’s for the best and another house will come that is just as perfect.  We’ve been through enough stuff to know that things happen for a purpose, even the stuff that disappoints and often in retrospect we realize how much better off we were for it.


My four year old part is kicking the dirt around with her toe and mumbling under her breath “mine mine mine.”


On a total unrelated tangent, I’d like to thank ALL OF YOU!! You, the awesome readers and friends and family and just all-out-rock-on-best people who take the time to read this blog, who go out of your way to leave comments that are snarky and funny and comforting and understanding and make my life a better place.

The blog rolled a million hits over the weekend. NO KIDDING.  And that blows my mind and tells me how awesome all of you are.

Thank you.

Which seems a wonderful time to share that I wouldn’t scream in shame if anyone wanted to leave a nomination for us over here, where they give away they give fame and fortune ($20.09, just in case you were wondering what I consider fortune..I’m buying a house here people! I won’t spit on a quarter) and bloggy love. So, feel free to nominate, as the nominations close Mon at 10..and I am a slacker for not having mentioned it earlier…but forgive me, I’ve been lost in the land of WHEN DO I GET MY HOUSE?

9 Comments on “and the house goes to….(guess who watched the Golden Globes last night)”

  1. #1 Melisa
    on Jan 12th, 2009 at 8:36 am

    I’m hoping that the House Fairy has visited you by the time you wake up, and breakfast will be celebratory!

    A million hits? THAT is impressive. You go, girl!

  2. #2 Barbara
    on Jan 12th, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Quelling the 4-year-0ld inside is the stuff of adulthood, eh? That and comfort food.

    Rotten about the house. Hoping this changes for you and all the other children in you home. chkl.

  3. #3 Maria
    on Jan 12th, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Augh I remember HOUSEPAIN. I hope it’s all over soon with a HAPPY ending! The house sounds so amazing.

  4. #4 Awesome Mom
    on Jan 12th, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Aww bummer!!!

  5. #5 Kyla
    on Jan 12th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    I hope you get it!

  6. #6 Shelley
    on Jan 12th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    I’ve already pictured Peyton kicking butt on the Wii in that house.

    Oh, and I’m honored that I can say I was in the 1st million hits on your blog.

    YOU ROCK!!!

  7. #7 Melissa
    on Jan 12th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Wow, you rock! Heard anything yet??

  8. #8 threeundertwo
    on Jan 13th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    I couldn’t even think of looking at another house if I had something like this pending! Hang in there. You’ll be driving your pink Barbie convertible into the driveway soon!

  9. #9 Watty
    on Jan 17th, 2009 at 2:13 am

    Wow. <3 Chris, he showed me a great gal with an awesome family and has things in common with me! (4 year old stands out, and who the heck got MY house??)

    Was supposed to get awesome house here in Michigan….two days later still no answer. Uh, hello? Give me house, or give me earnest money back pls? (bank backed out first go round, they took offer of another person second go round, 2 days after deadline…) finding house in dead of michigan winter when it’s -6 outside and there’s NO HEAT ON in houses STINKS!!!

    Hope you get your house….my 4 year old is still trying to escape OUR bedroom from this 2 bedroom townhouse apartment to which her 12 year old brother stays in the other bedroom…maybe soon we’ll just toss him in the basement? *sigh*