16 June 2014

Practical Advice

After the initial disappointment of not getting the house Friday night, we went on to have a lovely weekend. 

Btw, the house sold for $12 000 over asking.

Yes, you read that right.

$12 000 over. 

And we offered the asking price. 

It definitely wasn't meant to be since offering what the seller wanted was too much (the needed about $50K worth of upgrading). 

So, I visited my dad after work today because he didn't attend the family gathering that we went to -- my mom went, but my dad said that he had home repairs to do which was mostly true. I'm just grateful that one of my parents was there! 

I told my parents about the house and they were both shocked that we didn't get the house and that the buyers offered so much. I showed them a similar listing on a busy street and with a pool and my mom said,

"You don't want to live on a busy street with small kids."

She said it so easily and matter-of-factly that it didn't sink in until my way home. 

I guess we're not the only ones excited about adoption!

Btw, Mr JB dreamt we adopted a chubby blonde haired boy. When he woke up Saturday morning he was so happy! I have no idea if that's a good sign, but it can't be bad. Also, at brunch with his dad on Sunday he joked that he deserved the Fathers' Day special because I was pg on paper! 


  1. From what my cousins from CA have told us...the housing market it pretty competitive in your neck of the woods. $12,000 over the asking price is a lot. You'll find another home that will be a better fit for your family.

  2. So excited for you all!!! Sorry about the house. I am praying for something EVEN BETTER for you.

  3. So happy to hear the excitement you both are experiencing!!!

  4. You know, your house is out there. You will find it eventually. So happy to hear such excitement in your posts :)

  5. Sorry the house fell through. I hear the home buying process can be quite the emotional roller coaster. Hoping you get to purchase your dream house some time soon. So happy to hear of the adoption excitement of those around you. It makes it all the more wonderful for you and DH, I'm sure! Hoping your chubby blonde boy joins your family soon. :)

  6. So glad that not getting the house didn't ruin your weekend!

  7. Hope is an awesome thing. Praying that you get a little one to snuggle soon!

  8. Awww, you ARE pg on paper!! Nothing to take for granted!
    Another, better house is on the way, and your biggest blessing will come when you least expect it :)

  9. Awwww…. I'm super excited about the adoption too! But dude… $12,000 over asking?! It's like a bad episode of house hunters.

  10. Love it! PG on paper -woot!

    Our first house that we bid on here in Perth had 7 offers on the first weekend and went for $35k over asking price. It was right in the middle of a property boom and people were crazy!

  11. The housing market is crazy. Love that - your mom is totally on board with you. That's so heartening.

    Out of curiosity - neither of you is blond, right?

  12. You ARE pregnant on paper! Lol! I love it!