The Payoff For Aiming Low is $13,000

In yesterday's post, I referenced a previous post without linking to it. I was just going to e-mail everyone that asked about it, but I'm lazy so I'm just going to clear it up here in one fell swoop. The origin of my axe murderer tutor. Sorry about not linking to it yesterday. I totally meant to but then my dog ate my link. You know how it goes.

So sometime last week, I mentioned in passing that Matt and I had put a bid in on a house. We had kind of low-balled them. The house is in great shape and in a nice neighborhood, and we felt a little bad that we offered so low, but we figured they'd counter, and we'd get the house for what we really wanted to pay. Really, what's the worst that could happen? They could hunt us down and collect our pinky toes using a machete as retribution? I didn't sleep a wink, worried about my poor little piggies. Luckily, I didn't lose too much sleep because our realtor called back less then 24 hours later with a response. They took it.

The days since have been filled with errands, phone calls and John Hancocks. If all goes well, we should have a closing sometime near Mallory's birthday. For those of you that don't know when that is, it's the same week as Dione's birthday. That should help you out. In addition to the house stuff, I still have kids to educate and a house to keep. Fortunately, I've hit a super-productive streak and have been working like crazy. It's like nesting only without the extra thirty pounds of hard belly in the way. I'm serious-- I cleaned my tub and my fridge in the same week. Maybe you do that all the time, but I'm lazy. (see first paragraph of this post)

The result of all of this? I appear to have a sore throat, I haven't been getting to visit my usual blogs or respond to e-mails, and I have now written a post with my eyes closed and resolved world hunger. I amaze myself.

17 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

Congrats on getting the house? I'm assuming that's what that means!

Ms Bibi said...

Congrats on getting the house. We sell and buy houses every few years and we always get low balled.It's a game and it's nerve wrecking,lol.

tbsomeday said...

congratulations!
i'm pleased to hear you've also solved world hunger...that ones been bother me :)

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

A new house at a low-ball price. Very nice. Or do you think there is some sort of mystery involved there? eh, probably not.
Cheers to the newfound energy streak!

blueviolet said...

I'm about to be on the other side of that equation with putting my house up for sale. I've got equal amounts of cleaning to do! I feel your pain! I hope you get better really soon.

pink and green mama said...

Congrats on the new house! So exciting and a ton of work -- we moved two years ago and I'm still recovering from the process!! LOL!

So here's the answer to your question I posted on my blog:

Bethany,

Great question and it's not dumb at all!
I would use my favorite Mod Podge to decoupage dum-dum wrappers to a glass container. You could also decoupage them to the cover of a composition notebook or a hardcover spiral notebook to make a journal or scrapbook. She could even glue in her favorite wrappers in the pages like a scrapbook of dum dum wrappers : )

You could try using Elmer's white school glue diluted with a bit of water to paste them on but I don't know if they'll stick as well as they would with mod-podge because I seem to recall the wrappers have a bit of a waxy coating on them.

Would love to see what you end up doing! Send me an email, photos, or a link to a post if you do it!

Fondly,
pink and green mama
marylea
pink dot green dot 98 at verizon dot net

Anonymous said...

HOW EXCITING........CONGRATS GUYS. CALL US DECIELS

Rachel@just another day in paradise said...

YAY! congrats on the house. moving stinks.

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

The nesting part without the hard stomach to get in the way is sounding all too tempting. Wish I could just have the baby instead of the bump! ;)

Grilled Cheese said...

Hot damn, you're an impressive lady.

And congratulations on the house! Lowballing paid off!

Christy said...

congrats on the house! i have been a bit lazy myself lately...which is why i have done nothing with the e-whore award you gave me...
...but i will real soon...i promise
because it gave me such a big and well needed laugh!

foxy said...

Man, BIG CONGRATS. I love it when someone accepts a lowball offer... true excellence right there (well, for your side anyway).

Punk said...

Dude, I am so excited to decorate-by-association your new house. *Squealing*

Cyndi said...

Congrats!!! WTG on the new house and the whole solving world hunger thing. That's an impressive day's work.

Shell said...

Congrats on the house! How exciting!

Anti-Supermom said...

Am I reading that right? Can you really buy a house for $13K.

If so, I *way* live in the wrong neighborhood.

Congrats!

Dione said...

Mine and Bella's birthday month is a great time to buy a home. I think. I'm just assuming. Hey, I just realized, I was in my 30's when we first met. That makes me feel young again.