what I did this weekend

1. Took the family to Whale’s Tail Park again, where Nathan tried to mack on an octopus. What can I say? Babies making (inter-species) babies!

Whale's Tail Park

2. Spent a glorious afternoon walking around Greenlake with the lovely Lisa, Branan and Cooper family.

3. During the walk, received a call from our agent who wanted to give us the news that our offer had not only been accepted, but that the seller decided lower the price down by seven thousand dollars and agreed to cover the closing costs.

4. High-tailed it to the real estate office and signed the papers to our new home.

We close on May 11th and our lease here runs out on the 31st. We have those two weeks to move our hovel into a grand, semi-spacious abode with granite countertops, bamboo flooring, and stainless steel appliances.

There’s this rush of knowing that by the summer, we’ll be in a new place that needs no fixing or upping. There will be no parking dramas. Best yet, we will have no downstairs neighbors battering a bat into the floor. We will not hear the thuds below our feet that warn: keep it down, keep it down, keep it down.

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Comments

  1. How exciting! Congratulations!!!!

  2. annenahm.com says:

    Congrats! And I say this despite being wrapped up in my own house-moving-drama paper with a neat pissing-myself-in-panic bow!

  3. Congratualtions! I’m just waiting for the day…

  4. Covering closing costs? That’s pretty excellent! We just spend $6000 on ours on Friday. I was not super thrilled with it. Good luck with the move and packing.

  5. Yay about the new house!

  6. Congrats on the house!!
    It sounds gorgeous!

  7. thecandyqueen says:

    yay! good work! I wanna know what neighborhood this house is in.

  8. That’s great news! Congrats!

  9. Maricar Lianne, says:

    So freaking awesome! Congrats!

  10. Shirley Eugist says:

    Wow. You are very, very lucky.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Oh, Mona! The house is bea1tiful!

  12. Mayberry says:

    Holy crap. Who ever heard of a seller LOWERING their price?! Nice work!!

  13. la vie joie says:

    Congratulations! It sounds beautiful and perfect for you guys. WOhoo!

  14. OK, you have the same kitchen table light, and overall looks very similar to my kitchen…..there you go keeping up with the Hickey’s again. No seriously, I’m glad you guys got into new construction.

  15. Woooohoooo! I am totally late to the game here, on this post, but I wanted to say congrats. The place looks fabulous!

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