Tuesday, April 20, 2010

One door shut


Early today our landlord wrote us back and said it would be impossible to sell this house to us. A closed door, after almost three years of being partially open, and six months of seeming wide open.

I cried, and Joe cried, and you're all going to think this is pathetic, but the house we're hoping for now is only around the corner. A short walk, barely out of view. But still, the dynamic we have enjoyed here is about to change, even though minimally. Plus I think it was extra emotional to have that long-open door shut in our faces for sure.

This afternoon the realtor comes with the offer paperwork in-hand.

A little talk on statistics:
Since our wedding, Kevin and I and our growing family have lived in seven homes. The longest we've stayed anywhere is 2 years, 9 months -- and that was Yucaipa. As of TODAY, we've lived in this house exactly 2 years, 9 months. Depending on whether our offer is accepted and how long escrow goes, we might make the three-year mark (though I hope not!). You never know how life will change, but for now we plan to stay in Vegas long-term and this will be the first time for us to buy a house with that in mind. So this next house could break the record!

I'm looking forward to seeing what door opens for us now.
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