Monday, November 05, 2007

Going with the flow

I didn't get to bid on the little red house after all. It went under contract this afternoon. As much as I was starting to dream about just where the piano and computer desk would go and how I would manage the early-morning run downstairs to the bathroom, I was not totally deflated from the news. There's something out there with my name on it; I just haven't found it yet.

May I suggest that any woman who lives alone should make sure she learns three important life lessons:

- how to use a variable torque power drill
- how to properly manage finances and create a working budget
- how to bid on a house

I've mastered the first. Still working on the other two. It's all good.


geogirl said...

Aw...I'm sorry mater. Maybe the house wasn't ment for you. Maybe it was just suppose to get you looking.

You're right. There is something out there for you and now you are on your way to finding it.

Good Luck!

Mim said...

Peeking my head out of lurkdom. I think it was probably a good thing. Some mornings it's hard to get out of the bed without peeing, let alone making it down stairs. As for the finances, may I suggest Awesome budgeting info. Look in your area sometimes you can find someplace offering the course. It's a 13 week commitment but it teaches you a ton of info on budgeting, saving, retirement, investing, etc. Good luck with the house hunt.

Terry said...

You sound like me when it comes to house hunting. I am mentally all moved into a house and then something goes awry and I have to start from scratch. I tell myself to be more practical, but for me househunting is all about the emotional. I can fall in love with a doorknob. The good news is that there really are more houses out there--probably one even more perfect than that one. (With bathroom and bedroom on the same floor maybe??)

Contrary said...

I'm sorry you didn't get the cute little house, but I know there's something better out there.

Because anything is better than taking a header down the stairs in the middle of the night while on your way to the bathroom.

Honestly, whoever designed that house needs a good smack.

pogonip said...

Keep looking! "Your" home is out there somewhere just waiting for you and it will be everything you've dreamed and more. You've seen the cute ones and the dogs, so you won't have any hesitation when the right one comes along. Good luck and we're all waiting to see the photos!

The Mater said...

You guys are great! And, for some strange reason, the realtor left me a voice mail this afternoon. However, I'm not rushing to return the call as I think I've already turned a corner on this property. LOL about the "getting out of bed and heading for the john" advice! Ain't it the truth!

And, thank you, mim, for the financial planning tip but I already have my guru, Suze Ornam. Have read her books and followed her on TV years ago when she was first becoming known. I also have a dear, dear friend in Scotland - a frugal lass and a public accountant. She's trying to whip me into shape.

Regarding house-hunting, I will now be working with a close friend of Jenn's as my buyer's agent. Together we'll find that house with a bathroom next to the bedroom and a window with a view!

Thanks again for all your cheery words of support.

The Mater said...

Terry, we are kindred spirits. Yes, I could fall in love with a door knob too. I think this past time, it was a red door, eh?

jenniwd said...

I'm a bit relieved for you because of the downstairs bathroom. Been there, done that--in 1967; it was annoyingly awkward then.

As you continue to look and think bear in mind that red paint is relatively cheap...

sonny boy said...

I am glad that you are going to wait. You are going to find a house that has good bones and where all 3 of the Big 3 (Kitchen, master bedroom, bathroom) meet your needs.

BOSSY said...

Bossy totally believes in destiny when it comes to matters like this. That house? Not meant to be.