(This post was originally written on Sunday, June 17, 2012 – see the intro post for more details…)

I think the gravity of this situation is starting to sink in because I haven’t been able to think about pretty much anything other than this house since we submitted the paperwork last night!

You see, up until now my wife had really been spearheading this whole effort – I never really took it very seriously because I didn’t think that we were financially in a place to do anything other than rent, so I guess I was kinda hoping that I could somehow just smooth things over with our landlord and everything would magically go back to normal where we figured that we’d buy in a few more years once we’d paid off more debt and had a chance to stick some actual money away for it.

I don’t really want to mill on that anymore, though, because it is what it is and hopefully this will end up being better for us in the long run…

It’s driving me nuts that we can’t move a little faster, though! I mean, I know that it’s Sunday and all, so the selling bank isn’t even going to look at our offer until tomorrow morning. And the credit union that we’re doing our mortgage through also isn’t available on weekends, so we can’t make any progress there!

Last night I spent some time trying to recreate the floor plans by sketching out walls on the building layout from the county tax appraiser’s website – one thing I wish I had done that we didn’t was take some pictures so that we had something more than just the 12 nondescript photos on the listing that don’t really do the place any justice at all.

Then again, Sara made a good point – hopefully they don’t do the place any justice so our offer won’t have any others to compete with come Monday morning! 🙂

It’s been a big roller coaster for us, though – we want to get excited, but not too excited in the event that the whole thing ends up falling through. That said, we’ve already made a mental list of changes that we’d like to make over the next 5 years, priced out the appliances that are missing, and decided where we’re going to put the Christmas tree, so…  😉

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