Wednesday, April 11, 2012

House hunting and having a hard time

Let me preface with good news: we're looking for a house to buy!

Now the not so great news: I haven't posted in over a week.

Partly it's because I have no photos. What's a blog post without photos? And partly its because I have no energy. I'm knee deep in tests and theories, and at this point crossing my fingers for a vitamin D deficiency, but nothing is concrete yet. I still have no answers as to why I'm so tired all the time.

It's really starting to get in the way of my life. I don't feel like cooking. But I don't want to eat unhealthy restaurant food, nor do I want to spend the extra cash to eat out every night. I get home every night and all I can do is crash. I haven't even been to the gym in weeks.

In the meantime, we're looking for a buy. Which, of course, is scary as heck. Our lease at the apartment is up in July, and we need more space. For what we could rent a house for, we could buy a dern nice one, so we are readjusting our options.

But it's a pretty dismal market out there, and of course, our realtor says we are looking in possibly one of the most competitive markets in all of California. Great, right?

Which, of course, means that the house we found, the one that's perfect: exact location, great size, good lot size, etc, in the process of being sold. Pooey.

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Isn't that a beautimous kitchen? And it's totally in our price range. Sad face.

So we move on. And there are some more houses we like. Even a few that are still technically on the market. Real estate is so crazy. Like, if this house has an offer accepted and it is pretty much sold, why do you need to leave it up and rub it in my face that I can't have it? Rude.

I told Jim we should sign up to go on House Hunters, the television show on HGTV where we see the buyers' top three choices and watch them choose one. It would be fun. I bet the waiting list is forever, though. At any rate, that's not really our style. We just want a place to live...and soon.

My problem is that I have no patience. I want to find the perfect house right now for the perfect price and just buy it. Maybe this will be a good lesson for me.

Anyway, I'll keep you posted on all fronts. I have a doctor's appointment on Tuesday to read more blood test results. And we go for our preapproval for the home loan this evening. Also this week, I'm attending a wedding and a bridal shower (for two different people). Lets just hope I can stay standing!

Have a great week!



  1. Oh I have so been there where you feel like there's nothing for you and then you find the house you dreamed about and boom - it's being sold. Eugh! Such a gross feeling! I just kept telling myself it wasn't meant to be and that there's a better one out there. And in the end, I was right, I love where we live now! So fingers crossed for you! Xx

  2. Thanks. And I know we will find just the right house....because if it's not right, we won't buy it! I have to keep reminding my husband. He keeps falling in love with houses.... :(