Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The House

Not a great picture, but a little sneak peek.
Can't wait to do a home tour when we're all settled in.


I'm not home yet, but I can't hold it in any longer... I was trying to be smooth and a little coy yesterday by saying I found our new house...but I didn't just sign a lease for a new house. I signed a lease for THE house. The house I blogged about here. The house I've been coveting for at least 6 months. The house I've been visualizing our family in everytime I think about San Antonio. I'm freaking out. And it's not just because I'm getting that house for the next 3 years, but that I also feel like it's the right house for us. It has everything we really wanted and more. It could not have gone any more smoothly.

Here's a brief history of the situation. I saw this house for sale many months ago and watched it like a hawk. At the time we were still debating between buying and selling. Then one day it was gone. At first I was bummed thinking it had sold, but it hadn't sold--the sellers had taken it off the market. I contacted the real estate agent hoping she would give me the sellers contact information so I could talk to them about renting. She wouldn't give it to me. Probably because that's illegal, but whatever. So when I came out this past weekend I looked at house after dissapointing house, not loving anything I was looking at. I was really started to feel bummed about the whole thing.

But Saturday afternoon I went for it. I went to the house, knocked on the door and told them how much I loved their house and how we'd like to rent it if possible. Oh and the move in date would be in about 3 weeks. Talk about a long shot.

But somehow it all worked out! I'm still pinching myself. It was perfect timing. And no doubt divine intervention. The best part is how happy everyone is. They kept telling me over and over how excited they are and what a huge favor this is for them. And I was doing cart wheels and back handsprings trying to explain to them how excited we are and what a huge favor this is for us. They were also super excited to know that we loved their house so much...apparantly mid centruy modern hasn't caught on in San Antonio and they've had a lot of people think their house is "weird." Additionally, they are super cool people in general and I think it's going to be a great landlord/tenat match.

Well I've got to go catch a plane but I can safely say, mission accomplished.


11 comments:

  1. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

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  2. Oh yay yay yay yay yay!!! I was hoping yesterday that "the house" was in fact "that house" but I didn't want to jinx it. Oh I just love when this kind of magic happens. Hooray!
    Can't wait to see how you guys personalize it!

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  3. Congrats! That is awesome. It makes a move so much more exciting when you have somewhere fun to move into.

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  4. Yipee! That is so exciting! Now aren't you glad you went for it?!
    What a great story and some sweet divine intervention!
    (And you didn't even have Lampy with you- your awesomeness alone did it.)

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  5. Yipee! That is so exciting! Now aren't you glad you went for it?!
    What a great story and some sweet divine intervention!
    (And you didn't even have Lampy with you- your awesomeness alone did it.)

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  6. AHHHHH!!!!! So happy! congrats! there isn't a better feeling when you are going through that stress.

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  7. Exciting! Glad everything worked out. Kudos to you for not giving up.

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  8. YAY!! Nice work -- you gutsy broad. I love it when the stars align, especially for such great people!!!

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  9. Ha! Thanks everyone. I'm so glad I went for it...I'm super excited and if anyone needs a place to stay in San Antonio let me know. :)

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  10. Linda P.8:56 AM

    Look at YOUUU, Miggy! Going and knocking on their door. I am big- time proud of you. You know that old saying, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained!" : ) I am very happy for you and your family. Finding a beloved place to live can really make a transition so much nicer. Can't wait to see more photos.

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  11. Greatness! My daughter, too, purchased a great mid-century modern. Wonder if y'all are in the same area. There is a great accessible playground at the school across the street from her house.

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