Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I think when your life is so stressful and you feel so nauseated every day from worrying all the time that you actually think you’re pregnant and then you take a test and it’s negative and you realize that you’re actually nauseous from all the stress……

it’s time for a vacation. 

Oh, good gracious. 

Last Monday, we were told that all of our buyer’s inspections had passed with flying colors.  On Wednesday, we were told that there had been a paper-work mix-up, and there was actually a biiiiig problem with one of the facets of our home.  We traveled back to PA this weekend to pack up our entire house and to try to fix the problem.  It is getting re-inspected tomorrow.  If it doesn’t get fixed, we most likely won’t be able to close on the 29th.  Honestly, I’m not sure what we’ll do if it doesn’t get fixed. 

If you know me in real life, please don’t mention this to my parents – I don’t want them to worry.  The problem sounds very scary when you say it out loud!

We need a miracle tomorrow - and most importantly that this inspector does a better job than we were told he did last time!  I would so, so appreciate anyone who is willing to pray for us.  At this point, our buyer does not want to back out; she is confident the problem will be fixed (as is our realtor and Chris).  Mostly I think I’m the only one who’s getting an ulcer over here. 

Our buyer actually stopped by the house on Saturday since she saw our car in the driveway, so we got to talk to her for a few minutes, which was a good thing.  It reminded me that she is a real person, not just the negotiator on the other side of the contract who is getting our house for a steal plus all of our brand-new appliances which we (stupidly) wrote into the seller’s disclosure instead of using them as leverage. 

It took me a while after moving here before I realized that I needed to start praying that God would use our house to bless another person and meet their needs – not just ours.  Our buyer is a single woman with two college-aged kids who just got told she had to leave the apartment she was renting because it changed landlords.  I still feel that this house would bless her, too, so I am trying to stay confident that God will see this through. 

I won’t be back until Friday, mostly because I’m joining the Favorite Things Party at 320 Sycamore and even though I feel overwhelmed, I loved participating last year and I don’t want to miss it.  So I’ll see you then, and hopefully with good news!   

P.S. My blog is under construction, so bear with us while things get switched around temporarily!


  1. Good luck! I hope it all works out for you. It sounds like the buyer is really committed, which is good. And you actually have a bit of a relationship with her- that doesn't always happen!

  2. Just prayed for you! I know it's so hard to give it to God but you know that's what you need to do :) I also said a prayer for your sanity - I know this is super frustrating!! Can't wait to hear your good news that this is all behind you :)

  3. I am praying that everything went smoothly during the second inspection. Have you had your appraisal yet?

  4. I am praying for you guys. I know how stressful the house deal is....but when it's all over you will hardly remember it. That's what happened to me anyway.


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