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!