After a week filled with countless emails, phone calls, visits to various professionals, and more (at least it seems like more!), we have sold our house again! This time it's to some good friends and I think the deal will go through.
In the meantime, last Friday before I got home and got the message that the previous buyer had backed out, I had taken Munchkin to the park. It was a carefully chosen park -- chosen because it was in the neighborhood I'd really like to live in, and also because there was construction happening across the street from the park. While we were there, a mom walked up, a baby in a front pack and a 3-year-old in tow. Munchkin played with the preschooler while I visited with the mom.
A little bit into the conversation, it came out that she lived in the house next to the construction. Very long story short, it turned out that we bought our car from her husband 4 years ago. At the time, Scott drooled over their neighborhood and thought he might like to live there someday. Well, with the arrival of the new baby, they have outgrown their old house and are building a new house on the adjacent lot. The old house is plenty large, but it has only two bedrooms and they need three. We, on the other hand, only need two bedrooms.
We visited their house a couple days later and loved it. It's the best house we've seen in four months of looking. The only catch, well there's two catches, is that they won't be moving out until the end of next summer, and they have others who are also interested in buying it. They said they'd add us to the list.
We're going back in there next weekend with our realtor and are hoping to decide if the house is worth waiting for. Stay tuned for the next episode of "Life's little twists and turns..."