Wednesday, April 18, 2007

So close and then.....

Well.
 
We were >thisclose< to putting a bid on a house. 
 
>THISFREAKINGCLOSE<
 
Then, at the last minute, after we kept asking for the HOA (Homeowners Association) rules and regs sheet, we decided to call and get it for ourselves 'cause the realtor just kept forgetting.
 
They only allow 2 dogs per resident.  WTFH. 
 
City code is 5 dogs, HOA is 2....so I guess that rules out any new construction houses.
 
I thought I was seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.    Turns out it was just a fake out.
 
But then......Jesse said "You know....I'm kinda glad.  You always say if things are meant to happen, they will....and honestly, I didn't like the house THAT much.  I just wanted a house for you guys....."
 
::Amy's mouth drops open::
 
I said "ARE YOU INSANE?!?!  YOU ALMOST BOUGHT A HOUSE YOU DIDN'T TOTALLY LOVE JUST BECAUSE YOU THOUGHT WE JUST WANTED OUR OWN HOUSE?!?!?!"
 
"Uhhhhhhhhhhh"
 
"I love you."
 
"Awwwwww..."
 
"But if you do that again and it isn't a house you LOVE, I will kick you in the shins."
 
"Okay."
 
 

17 comments:

  1. At least you said "shins".  

    And NO -- I will not adopt any of your dogs.   There's no room at the inn!!!

    XOXOXOXOXO

    Russ

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  2. You ARE going to find the perfect house... really... I just know it! Hang in there!
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  3. Awwwww!  Amy. Isn't Jesse loveable?   Its a blessing in disguise....yes?  
    Your dream home is out there....let it tell you when you go to see it. It will feel like home straight away.  Hang in there!
    Jeanie

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  4. OH man surely there are some new houses that dont have HOA. Todd says we will never live in a house with an HOA. it has it s good but then agian there are bads seems like I hear so many stories from friends. but sometimes I wish I did really I do . like a few of my neighbors could use to be told how to take care ofthier yards. NO Im not talking petty stuff. I m talking we have three houses with junk cars or cars just sitting in uour neighborhood in th eback yards one now has one up front . yeah they are fixing them up. uhhuh sure for three years now!!!!! we have five cars but all run and the Nova stays in the garage when IM not using it and my yard is neat and picked up. its driving me insane at times. and the first house they have trash in thier back yard yes I mean trash like those blue cheap pools from walmart been busted for almost a year just laying there grass is dead and slimy green pool where they just let it creep down slowly. ugh!!!!! thing is she got the house free from her mom her mom was a thin holly roller lady but by goshshe mowed and cleaned the yard!!!!! this chick nad her hubby and allthe party friends younger than us cant mow!!!!

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  5. I would avoid HOA if at all possible..around here you can't park a boat or RV in your driveway..can't leave your garge door open..no washing lines.. can only use a certain type of very expensive fencing..no working on vechicles in your driveway..can't leave kids toys out..etc etc..not my neighbourhood thank god..i have no HOA...good luck with the house hunting..
    lyn

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  6. I cannot see you in a HOA. Go find your hippie neighborhood and be in good company. --Cin

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  7. awww...I love your guy!!!!
    Becky

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  8. 2 dogs
    What kind of rule is that?
    Can you have one dog and a goat instead. How about 2 cows, or a wolf and a leopard.
    :o)

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  9. I'm not sure I could live in a HOA home, but then again I want to seriously do body harm to the ignorant mother who lives on the other side of my property. She allows her young children to toss knives in the air at each other, curse the F word every other word. I love kids, but these monsters are destructive as all get out. I had to rescue a kitten they where mauling who was screeching from them. Besides I'm one of those lovable souls who ends up rescueing a majority of the strays in my neighborhood.  I don't think HOA would look too favorably at me feeding all the strays outside lol! There is a house out there for you hon! (Hugs) Indigo

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  10. omg what a sweetheart

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  11. Better laugh about it than crying. It was a fake thing, good you found out. Stop looking and just travel a bit around, you might find your little treasure behind the leaves of a branch...
    Valerie
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/iiimagicxx/surreality/

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  12. I am sure the perfect house is gonna show up at just the right time.  :-)  You slay me with your sense of humor.  Hee.......

    Love ya,

    Suse

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  13. Hoping you guys find the perfect house!!!  Sorry I am not very consistent visiting journals these days.  It took 6 months to move us to Kentucky.  Hopefully moving within the same state will go smoother for you.  Ours was long and drawn out and we still aren't sure we bought exactly the right house but I am going to make it home no
    matter what.  When the kids graduate maybe we'll get our log cabin dream home then.  Hugs,
    Lisa  

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  14. Whew! That was close! Keep up your great sense of humor....you'll soon find you dream home! :o)
    Lisa

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  15. Gotta love a man that'll sacrifice for his family!  Still, it's a gut instinct thing.  I've lived in so many places that my dad has picked out and we, meaning my mom,my sister and I, haven't seen inside til we're moving the furniture to move in! -Dawn-

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  16. awwwwwww wasn't that sweet?????? ((((huggin' you up))))) Hugz, Teresa

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  17. You're a funny couple <<smiling>>
    Valerie
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/iiimagicxx/surreality/

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