If I have one word to describe this weekend it would probably be defeat. Jon and I are quickly losing our minds. We put our house on the market in March and got offers rather quickly and accepted an offer and went thru an inspection and have now signed contracts. I should be excited, but I’m not. I love our house and the only reason we are moving is because of the school district we are in. The move needs to happen, but it’s emotionally exhausting. We have been looking for a new house for ages now! We are finally in the ideal position to purchase a new house since our house is in contract and it’s madness out there! Houses are disappearing quickly and going for much more than asking with lots of all cash offers! So, we get excited about a house one second and then after an email to our agent will crash again when we are told it’s already off the market!
This weekend we were super excited to check out a house that was in our price point, had a nice amount of land, the right amount of bedrooms, and had a stable area, tennis court, two car garage, etc. It seemed too good to be true. It was a short sale, which is what made it in our budget.
Here is a peek of it. We knew from the photos that it needed work. The outside was okay, but needed a bit a love to get all of the landscaping back in shape.
A cute gazebo area that pretty much had me at hello. To the left of the gazebo area was more of the yard with a veggie garden area and to the right of the gazebo there was an old tennis court and a tiki bar! Of course nothing had the proper permits so that should have been a red flag about the inside of the house.
The horse stable area. There was also an additional house on the property with two apartments in it that were being used as rental properties. I’m telling you it was a lot of land for NY standards.
So, we finally went inside and it was not good! All of the floors were slanted. I wish it was a little lean, but no it was a full on slant that was very visual and the stairs going upstairs were leaning as well. Every room you walked into have the floor going one way or another. I was expecting it to be bad, but just cosmetically bad not structurally bad. This house was a complete tear down. Once again we went from a high to a crashing low. We totally thought this was the one! That all of the stars had aligned and everything was going to work out. Nope! Not a chance. Poor Jon was already thinking about all of the chickens he could have. Poof! The only chickens the man can have now are chicken nuggets.
I was practically in tears, because it’s just been such an intense process. We tried to turn the day around and headed into a town we love for a walk by the water, lunch, ice cream and then headed to the beach to clear our heads.
I also did a little retail therapy. Nothing fancy just a trip to Target and had to share some of the finds:
Eyelet top: I loved the look of this, but it was just a little too short on me.
Eyelet jumper: This was adorable, but it was in their juniors section and while I was able to zip it up my top half was spilling out of it. It wasn’t meant to be.
Striped halter maxi dress: Loved this one. It was summery and comfy.
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Sunday was just our relaxing day and we got to go out to celebrate Aunt JoJo’s birthday! I was a bad blogger and took like no photos, but did manage to get one!
I mean, does that not kill you. Look at that serious face as he shows off his masterpiece. He is the cutest.
Hudson thinks I’m embarrassing and won’t pose for photos. Yup, he is 5 and it’s all, Moooommmm. That’s embarrassing!!!!