The Power of Love?

The night of the dinner party, aka, the night we lost THE house, I spent the night locked in a dream about the house and the Toronto couple who had managed to scoop it up.  I floated around, watching from my high vantage point, a ghostly presence clutching her heart in pain as the new homeowners went through the house saying things like, "Pocket doors?  Oh God, those HAVE to go!  My goodness, this walnut inlay in heinous!  And this tile!  What was she thinking?"

"No, no!  It’s so lovely the way it is!" I kept shouting, but of course they could not hear me.

At 3:30 am I roused myself from the torture of my subconcious and forced myself to think of something else as I went back to sleep.  Obviously, I spent most of Monday heartbroken, sulking and moaning about it to whoever would at least pretend to be interested.  I tried to shield myself from the little glimmer of hope I still felt.

H249517_1_3Michelle, our agent in Hamilton, called last night while we were consoling ourselves with a game of Mario Karts to say the other couple’s deal had died.  They had failed to arrange their home inspection within the time period they themselves had specified.  We pulled together a new offer with Michelle this afternoon and tonight we have a new house.

5 thoughts on “The Power of Love?

  1. Congratulations! 🙂
    (Found you through the NaBloPoMo randomizer, by the way.)
    My boyfriend and I just put in an offer today on a house that we’re both pretty excited about, only the seller is kind of being a doofus and refusing to offer a home warranty, while counteroffering our offer with a higher rice – despite knowing that the house could use easily $20,000 to $30,000 worth of work. Yeah, pain in the butt, but hopefully it’s all worth it and comes out okay as it has for you. 🙂

  2. Yay! Thanks guys!
    Hope you get your house Michelle, sellers are insane! Good luck! I tried to be a reasonable seller with our place. The woman we are buying from said we could have it for the price we ended up giving her OR we could have it for $2000 less but no appliances. Are you mental?! There’s way more than $2000 worth of appliances in there! Good grief.
    Pocket doors are pretty old-fashioned. They slide open from the middle and you can push them back into the wall. I like em cause they will help me confine our couch-destroying dog to one or two rooms where she can do less damage during the day.

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