Friday, April 15, 2011

house buying pain

Is buying a house ever hard! At least 20 times (or at least that is what it feels like) the deal felt like it was going to go bad and something happened and it was saved. But now I'm in a holding pattern again. The seller needs to make some repairs for my FHA Loan to happen but it's a short sale and the bottom line is they don't have to do anything if they don't want to. If they don't make the repairs I have to walk away. But in the meantime, I've had to pull my financing deal (I locked in 4.75% and had to let it go) and I won't be closing in April. At the rate I'm going not even in May. The stress is killing me. And I started to pack in anticipation of moving at the end of April so half my craft stuff is packed while the other half is not. I'm living in box land. So between the stress at work and at home I haven't been stitching. I'm starting to miss it. I have no plans for this coming weekend and I'm hoping to get some time into some of my projects.

The pugs are doing great with agility. Clancy has earned three Qs (one of them a third place in Excellent B Jumpers) in the last couple of trials and Aoife got a first place last weekend in Open Jumpers. A bit of a break until May and we go at it hard again.

Here is a photo I took yesterday of little Isabelle. She is huge! And she is living on my coffee table. No matter how many times I tell her no or off, she gets right back on. It's driving me crazy.


Gillie said...

Oh yikes, Margie, I do feel your pain! We got into a short sale back in Michigan and the bank would NOT give the go-ahead so we had to walk away much to the fury of the seller - but it was her bank that was being difficult!

Colorado Stitcher said...

Hang in there. I hope it all works out for you and this house, but if not it will be something better is on the way.

On a lighter side all this stress up front may make the unpacking seem easy! We just moved and I think I hate that part the most!

Wishing you, the pugs and the coffee table maniac well.

Barbi said...

I remember when I bought my house, it was a roller coaster of emotion every time the phone rang, cause this or that had to be changed, or met. ARGH.
LOL at Isabelle, I think it has something to do with labs, My lab Missy, used to lay on the coffee table. I would leave the room, when I came back there she would be. She outgrew it though, by the time she was 1.

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Isabelle=funny, house buying crapola=not so much!! Sorry things are convaluted and stressful for you with the house...hope things work out for the best, and soon!

Happy Stitchin'

Julie M said...

When we bought our house I swore I would never buy another one due to all the crap that happened. Even the realtor said she had never seen anything like the things that happened to us. So far I have stayed put. But recently, a smaller house is sounding good, especially when it comes to the cleaning aspect of things! I'm getting lazy as I age.

I think we have the same coffee table and my Kallie likes to walk on it too.

Alice said...

Oh dear! Good house thoughts for you. Izzy is too big for coffee tables!