Sunday, May 20, 2007

waxing philosophical

The offer that we put in?

Rejected.

I had to laugh, really.  But in a way, I understand.

People who live in a house do not really see what 'needs' to be done to sell it.  One tends to think 'It was good enough for me, and so it shall be good enough for the next person.'

Sadly, this idea doesn't sell many houses.

That aside, I don't know how much more of living at my mothers that I can take.  It is very much taking a toll on me.  I liken it to floating in the ocean stranded.  You drink the salt water because that's all you have, even though you know you shouldn't.  What choice do you have.

Maybe I hope for too much in a house......

22 comments:

  1. sorry it didnt work out

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  2. I'm really sorry that it didn't work out and that your offer was rejected.  I bet God has something even better in store for you so just hang in there and keep the faith!  You'll be glad you did, I'm sure!!
    Marie
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

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  3. I'd pity anyone who has to live with her mother.  Including my daughter.  

    I think your house is just around the corner.  When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot in the end and HANG ON.

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  4. "I'd pity anyone who has to live with her mother.  Including my daughter.  by Mosie"

    It's really the truth.  We love having our children AND grandchildren close but, sometimes/most of the time we enjoy our quiet times as I'm sure our children like the same for themselves and their children.  Wishing you good luck for your family as well as your mom.  hehe  (Been there done that)

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  5. I sure was hoping that you'd have found a home by now.  I know exactly what you mean though about the houses on the market these days.  We looked at one that had something to be done in every single room.  It was a nightmare.  I am so glad we didn't buy it.  This one had new flooring in the kitchen and bathroom and hall and foyer, new carpet in all the rooms and new paint most everywhere.  They had put in a new stove, dw and fridge and sink, and some light and bathroom fixtures.  We had to paint the garage and we will have to re-do parts of the deck.  The yard needs a whole lotta help.  Luckily I am married to a professional landscaper.  We put some trees in all ready and the landscaping is slowly coming along.  I can't wait to re-sculp the front flower beds.  Hang in there.  You will find it soon.   Hugs,
    Lisa

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  6. seraphoflove9001May 20, 2007 at 12:14 PM

    I'm so sorry...I wouldn't live with mine either...and I like how you put it! It would be like salt water! ack! Good luck!
    Lisa

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  7. All I can say is that wasn't the right house. When the right one comes along, you will recognize the house and it will recognize you. I know it sounds like I've been toting peyote here but the logic is still there. If I may be frank, you didn't sound enthusiastic exactly about this house you got the rejection for. Patience is a virtue, neither you nor I have it LOL! But in the end I know you will find the right home. I think things are more stressed out because you are living with your mother. Mother's & daughters don't do well in the same house. How do I know ??? LOL! I have my college daughter staying with me for a few weeks with her room-mate. This is the first day , I love her to death, but I'm already looking forward to the end of the visit. (Hugs) Indigo

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  8. Do you like camping? You could take the kids and go pitch a tent somewhere. (sigh) This is taking waaaay too long. --Cin

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  9. sending hugs!!!
    Becky

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  10. I'm sorry babe maybe it's a blessing in disguise. Maybe an even better house is waiting just around teh cornor. Good Luck and Big Hugs
    ~ Marina

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  11. I'm sorry. What a bummer. Can you rent an apartment somewhere? As soo as you sign a lease, the perfect house will appear immediatey! Margo

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  12. yeah you hate to lower your standards but man seems like you have to give something somewhere. I septnt today looking at houese!!!!!! ten or 11 I cant remember and four of them went back to twice. IM TIRED I m worn out and ready to just say look nine more yeas on this house and we are done!!!!!! lets just stay lol I cant imagine how you feel. I hope you find that something special

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  13. Well depending on who is selling, like some they retire & want a certain amount because it may be their last time in that size house & they are downsizing so you have to get the most you can this time. They may know what they put into it also & maybe future value like if new schools are coming etc. Lots on each side to think about. Sorry though...watch you never know it might come down with time. Oh & also depends on if they hiked up to cover real estate person. Many are going to a realtor who just posts online & you do your own showing & then you can bring price down.


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  14. Stop waxing philosophical and wax your legs instead...and then straddle your man and make many noises that will cost you ma some sleep.  She might submit her own offer on a house.  Just a suggestion.

    XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
    Russ

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  15. hestiahomeschoolMay 21, 2007 at 12:50 AM

    We were probably too much in the other direction. We bought the third house we looked at. I sometimes think we should have searched harder for the perfect house...


    love, Kas

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  16. Hi Amy, sorry to hear about this rejection. Could not you rent somewhere in waiting that you find the house that suits you both?
    Valerie
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/iiimagicxx/surreality/

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  17. Were there skid marks in the toilet?
    :O)

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  18. I'm sorry, toots.  Mosie, who commented way down there, is right.  I dont' know who her daughter is, but she'd probably be a pain in the neck to live with.  Plus, she smokes.  ACK!  I'd NEVER put up with that.  Yeah, yeah, we all know that Mosie is my mom, and I love her dearly, but it wouldn't work to live together.  We agree on that one.

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  19. Hiya hon!  You know what?  when the right house finds you, you will know it.  Someone in a earlier comment mentioned something about renting~have you considered that?  I understand it might make it a little harder as far as $$ is concerned but what about your sanity?  ((((((((Amy))))))))) Love, Teresa

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  20. I hope fresh water with tints of rose come to sooth your spirit and splash you with a waterfall of joy soon!

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  21. Oh Amy, I am so sorry.  God, you know the situation here.  Please help Amy and Jesse find just the right house and be able to get into it ASAP.  In Jesus' name we pray.  AMEN.

    Can't hurt, eh?  Do ya have Maxine close by?  ::wink::

    Love ya,

    Suse

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  22. Waxing philosophical is not as painful as just plain waxing!
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