Drowning my angst in the words

By Mir
June 3, 2007
Category Job? Huh?

Hey! Know what would be funny? If the “I need a night to sleep on it” from the homeowner turned into a full 24 hours that ended with “Gee, I need another day.” That would be HYSTERICAL. Oh. Wait. Actually, THAT wouldn’t be hysterical so much as that it would cause ME to be hysterical. Small matter of nuance, I suppose.

To offset the sheer joy of being me right now, you may have noticed I’ve been working a lot. Well, there’s another place to find me up and running, now, and I swear not to talk houses over there at all. Well, not unless they’re dollhouses.


  1. Kendra

    Ohhh the stress! We are in the process of buying our first house (2 more weeks till it closes) and I feel your pain! I hate the entire process! I’m thinking we’re going to be living in this house for the rest of our lives just because I don’t want to go through this again! Good Luck! You will survive!

  2. Suebob

    Oh, man, Mir. Have you buried the St Joseph in the yard yet? Was that you?

  3. Cele

    I totally feared refinancing, now after your trials I know why I’ve not moved in 26 years. Well really I love my house and my husband lives here, so its apples and oranges.

  4. Kendra

    I just got incredibly confused when I saw that “kendra” had already commented…I don’t run into a lot of other women named Kendra…

    Sorry for the detour–I wish there were some way I could make this all go away! The only thing I can do is promise to spike your drink on the 23rd :)

  5. JamieLee

    You are one busy lady. And don’t feel bad that you’re only using words to drown your anquish…sounds like Kendra (the second one) has you covered there.
    Laughed at the drool.icio.us tagline, “The Top Million Must-Have Baby Products.” Wow. Sometimes I feel like I had that many!
    Congrats on the new gig.

  6. Judy.

    Here’s keeping my fingers and toes crossed you will get good news this evening. I’ll be checking anxiously all night long (well, until I go to bed, then I’ll check when I get up) ;-)

  7. JayMonster

    I’m really not surprised at all. My bet would be that their angst was just as great as yours. They took the first 24 hours in the hopes that you and Otto would “blink first.”

    Since you didn’t, now they have the angst of having to actually make the decision they put off for the past 24 hours.

  8. Karen

    Welcome to Babble, Mir!

    Sending “hurry up and make a damn decision and it’d better be the right one” vibes to the House People. And then we’ll work on the “time for someone to ring my doorbell with an offer in their hand” vibes.

  9. Busy Mom

    I second St. Joseph.

  10. Melanie Marie

    Good Lord woman, when do you sleep???

  11. mama speak

    I would bet they have their realtor shopping another family who expressed interest & they’re holding out to see if they’re going to make a bid.
    We live in the Bay Area (I work down the street from Stanford [no I don’t live in PA, I’m not rich] so I know you’re familiar with the market.) We’ve done this drill a couple times now out here & while our market is much “faster” (and more expensive) then most we get the drill by now.
    DO NOT give in to them–they are feeling desperate if they’re still mulling it over–get your money for the floor (one way or another), they’re “hungry” or they would’ve turned you down already. If they do end up turning you down, know it wasn’t the house that was meant to be and in the end it will all work out. In a year or so you’ll be laughing about how you were stressing this out. Hard to believe now, I know, but you will.

  12. ikate

    Ohhh – when buying our house nearly 6 years ago, the sellers would get all anxious and their realtor would say stuff like “we need a response to the changes in the offer by 5:00 PM” due to them trying to buy another house contingent on us buying theirs. So hubby and I would scramble, leave work early, meet our realtor, accept changes or make new ones and our realtor would literally walk the contract over to their realtor’s office a few houses down. Then we’d hear NOTHING for a week. No returned phone calls, not a word.

    This happened maybe 6-7 times in the course of 4 months! I can’t believe we didn’t tell the sellers to stick it. It all finally ended when we all met on our realtor’s porch for Long Island Iced Teas and we went over the offer together rather then that stupid house buying game of offers going back and fourth with one word changed. I felt like we were in 3rd grade passing a note of “do you like me? Check yes or no”

    I feel your pain!

  13. Loving Annie

    Very much hoping that you are hearing from them RIGHT NOW — and it is GOOD NEWS for you !

  14. Daily Tragedies

    I think you need some ice cream.

  15. Amy-Go

    Fingers, toes, knees, ankles…pretty much if it can be crossed I’m crossing it for you. Happy thoughts!

  16. Daisy

    A blog about — baby products? You must be glad, glad, glad that you don’t need to test diapers any more.

  17. kate setzer kamphausen

    Praying for you.

  18. BOSSY

    Yeah, houses are really fun, no? Cleaning them, tending to them, updating them. Come to think of it, they’re a little like blogs.

  19. Girl con Queso

    Ooooooo! I love this! I’m going to put it up at sk*rt.

  20. Melanie

    Ugh, people just are just evil!!! If they don’t call tomorrow, you need to make a voodoo doll or something.

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