Monday, March 30, 2009

Selling a house just plain sucks

I have to be honest with you really does suck. I feel like I am living somewhere in a vacuum. I feel like I am frozen in time, afraid to live in my own house or put anymore money, nail holes, paint colors, pictures or anything else into this house, but damn will I ever get to the point where I can do that in a new one.

We have been on this real estate roller coaster a week shy of two months. Not that long given today's economy and real estate market. I knew going into this the average days on the market for homes was 120. I'm right under 40 and I am mentally and physically exhausted.

We fell in love with a neighborhood and then a house and then we did a complete 180 and fell in love with a very different neighborhood and a very different house. Our mantra has been the same...."gosh I hope my house sells so I can get this's my dream house." However we have now missed two "dream" houses, one a real dream. I guess it just wasn't meant to be....because under no circumstances am I taking on two mortgages.....not with all the crazy shit going on in Washington....I mean I am no A.I.G. and I am sure no one will bail me out.

That being said, I'm done. I am ready to throw in the towel. I'm ready to stay here and rip up the tile I hate and make this the home of my dreams. I'm ready to move forward and get out of this glass house. Even if it means never packing up to move. This is the first home Josh and I have ever had to sell. It has taken it's toll, my patience is very limited and my two tikes that refused to nap today have used all of that patience up. I feel like by 10am ever day I can use a drink....and juice boxes ain't cutting it.

So forgive me for not blogging, I am sure all 10 of you are seriously disappointed and losing sleep over this. Trust me I am too....well not the blogging, but the house hunting and selling.


Blair said...

Amen sister! AMEN!

Exept we have to move. Boo!

Amy said...

girl, I am in the exact same prdicament! Found 3 "dream houses" the last of which brings tears to my eyes it's so beautiful but we have to sell our house first. Oh yeah, and I also get the added bonus of moving in with my inlaws for 4+ months.....see, it could always be worse!

I'm so with u on those 10am cocktails!!!!

Shannon said...

I feel for ya, Mandi! We are in the opposite situation, no house to sell but we can't find a dream home to buy. Nowhere near the heartbreaker, but stressful none the less.

Lisa P said...

Oh man. Of course, you know I love your house. If it doesn't work out, you'd still be happy, right?