Tuesday, September 16, 2008

We're Moving!!!!


Finally, I feel OK telling everyone about our house!!! It has been a long road and we have been searching for a home for more than a year. We have gone through many ups and downs and even had a close call, but in the end something (floor plan, neighborhood, moldy basements, TERMITES) always seemed to be wrong with every house we looked at. One house had a half bath upstairs near the bedrooms and a full bath on the main floor off the dining room. We had a house that we really liked that was way over priced and they just wouldn't come down to a price that fit the neighborhood.


Then finally, we found a house in a town we loved and we were elated when they accepted our offer. Then came the inspection where we found significant issues with the structure in the area under a kitchen addition. then came structural engineers and contractors and a battle with the sellers about who got to choose the contracting company and how much it would cost. I don't know if I have ever cried so much in my life. On top of the roller coaster of buying your first home, being pregnant has proven to be a crazy emotional firestorm as well. One day we were up and the next we were down in the dumps. One day it looked like the house was fine and the next day it seemed like the house could collapse at any moment.


At the end of the day we found that the house was fine--it is 100 years old, and so there are creaks and bumps and uneven floors but nothing out of the ordinary, and the sellers finally agreed to let our contractors repair the inadequacies under the kitchen-- so we are moving!!!! We are so excited and couldn't be more thrilled that this is almost over. Everything has been a challenge- I have had to point out mistake after mistake to our mortgage broker and our realtor and feel like I basically did both of their jobs for them--with the help of my brilliant mother who is a Mortgage genius. I have learned that not only should you not do business with friends (which I knew) you can't even do business with friends of friends!!!!


Please keep Big Guy, the baby( I am 19 weeks as of tomorrow) in your thoughts and prayers!!!


Also- Please keep my Best Friend K in your thoughts as well- she is getting married on Friday and three days ago the roof of her reception venue collapsed and because of an event in the area, there aren't any alternate venues or tents available for rent. Then the next day there was a windstorm that knocked out the power to the entire area and they are just starting to restore power to the area!!! It looks like things are going to work out--They were able to combine a smaller room with a smaller tent to accommodate the 350+ group.

K is holding up really well and I think she is amazing for keeping it together so well!!!


I can't wait to get more pictures of the house and the whole move-in and decorating process. I am almost certain that Big Guy and I are going to be paupers for some time- but I am sure we will happy in our new home!!!

25 comments:

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Congrats on the new house!!

Mom x 2 said...

Whoohoo! Congratulations. Buying a house is never as much fun as it portrayed to be, is it?

Did you end up in the north shore? If so, email me if you'd like. I can give you recommendations on stuff if you'd like!

Mrs.Preppy said...

Love the new house! Have fun decorating.

A Belle and her Beau said...

Yay for the new house ... you take it easy though!!! No heavy boxes for you! I will keep the bambino in my prayers :)

Ellen said...

Good luck with the new house! What an exciting time.

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Congratulations!! Very exciting. Can't wait to see more.

TCP said...

Congrats!! We bought our first house during when I was pregnant with TCP Toddler and it was such a stressful time...I can relate! Hope everything goes smoothly from now on.

Muffy said...

WOW! This is WONDERFUL! Congrats- it looks BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

PS: your poor friend!!!! hope everything works out!

SLS said...

Congrats on the new house, very exciting!
Keep you and your baby in my prayers!

ps. I read your comment on MMM's blog about the crib and how they all seem to be sleigh bed style - I agree, it's so hard to find one that is actually cute! Be sure to let me know when you find "the one."
Hope you are having a nice day!

Preppy Lizard said...

The house is BEAUTIFUL!! That is so exciting. I know how stressful buying a house can be. In the end it is alwasys worth it.
Have so much fun decorting it!!!

CRICKET said...

Wow,that all sounds stressful but I am glad you found a house that can be a home. We have an old house and it has been good to us and just like any house they have there issues. The one issue that is really important and since you are pregos is lead paint. Just make sure you guys don;t remodel or sand without making sure its not present.

Jenna said...

What an exciting time in your life. It's a joy to read about :)

kristy said...

Congrats on the new house. I completely understand what you were going through ... house hunting is not fun but fustrating. We just bought a house and moved in two weeks ago ... and oh my, while it feels so good to be in ... we have SO many boxes still to unpack. And then there's the decorating, painting, furniture to buy ... I keep reminding myself that there's time ... and that its a work in progress. Again congrats and good luck!

suburban prep said...

Congratulations on the new abode.

The Mrs. said...

New house and new baby! So exciting!

Kiki said...

Is that the new house in the pic??? If so it is beautiful and amazing, I just love it and would die if I could find a house like that here.

Congrats on the new house, it'll become part of your family history, I love that part...every house I've ever lived in has stayed with me!!!

I'll be keeping all of you in my thoughts and your sweet friend too, bless her heart!!!

skinny fat chick said...

I hear you on doing people's jobs for them... I had the worst realtors and the worst mortgage broker ever! It will all work out though - Congrats!

tlm said...

Congrats! I grew up in that area in a house that was over 100 years old. It certainly had its quirks, but I have the best memories growing up. Enjoy!

Beach Rose said...

Congratulations, that is so exciting!

Jen said...

I'm so excited for you! What an ordeal but it sounds like everything worked out in the end. So excited!!!

Tickled Pink And Green said...

There is hardly anything more exciting than moving into a house you love. Yay! Congrats!

CashmereLibrarian said...

Your house is adorable! Old houses are the best, despite their eccentricities; you and your family will be very happy there I'm sure!

Etiquettely Correct said...

I hope your friend is doing okay! I can totally relate to her! I had a similar pre-wedding week :)

Europafox said...

Your new house is beautiful - I am in awe of the fact you have gone through buying a new house while pregnant!

Emily said...

Looks like a beauty! I love old houses!