Thursday, October 11, 2007

No house...sad girl

"Bummersville"
image from Cuteoverload.com

The title of the above image "Bummersville" pretty much describes my mood today! We didn't get the house. Let's just say the bank really screwed us over by accepting another offer without even addressing our counter offer. And we were the first people to be under contract with them. All in all...I can honestly say that it's been a very negative experience so if you are thinking of buying a foreclosed on home...run the other way! The good thing is that this is over now so James and I do feel relief. We just have to get up and dust off our real estate pants and start over again. We know that eventually we will find something right for us...and even better! Thanks to all of you who have been so thoughtful with your support through this. It has meant so much to me.

On a more pleasant note...James and I went to the new Anthropologie store in Boulder the other day and it was a real feast for the eyes! I saw the below Greyhound print there. It was very large and commanding hanging on the wall...and really beautiful. It was printed on hand woven paper. I'm starting my Christmas list now.



19 comments:

shepherdgirl said...

Sorry about the house - having bought many a house over the years, I know the pain. Especially as a freelance artist! I know you know this, but a year from now when you are sitting in another new house, it will become clear what happened.

cowbelly said...

Oh Linda I am so sorry!

What a disappointment and major hassle, sniff. :-(

You have my permission to drink hot cocoa with brandy all day and watch bad movies and feel sorry for yourself. That's what I would do!

In trying to look on the bright side of things, I will believe that that house just wasn't meant to be yours. I'm sure the shingles would have fallen off and the pipes would have burst in no time.

Your true 'made for you' house is yet to come along, you just don't know it yet because you haven't seen it yet. And, you will be much more in love with it than the first one.

But for now, drink that cocoa, get your box of kleenex, and indulge in some bad movies. After all you guys have been through you have earned it.

hope ya feel better tomorrow kiddo...

Bronwyn, said...

I agree wth cowbelly. I think "this or something better" & Linda, I believe you'll be happier with your "something better".

We had a similar experience a few years ago. We made an offer, there was a counter offer, I think we made another offer, but were beaten unexpectedly, something like that. Whenever we drive past that house, we're grateful that we didn't buy it. Our home feels better to us, it's in a better area of town, the rooms are more spacious, it's set further from the road, it all worked out for the best.

Ruth Welter said...

Hey Linda...Great photo by the way!! I know what you mean about real estate.. To me, there was no bigger bummer then trying to sell our house years ago, it was actual hell. Buying surely isn't any picnic either from what you've described. I'm so sorry the house fell through for you and James. Now atleast, you can stop thinking about it and move on to other possibilities. I hope the next one works out a lot better for you. I'm sure there are happier days ahead, real estate wise. : )

Anonymous said...

Hi

Thank you for stopping by my blog and the compliments on my pillows...truly a labor of love...

As for the house...I feel for you...ours is still on the market so we are on the other end of the spectrum and its starting to take its toll trying to keep up with two places...

Like you said.. your dream home will come along and it WILL be the right one.. you're not getting it meant there is something better and this is a blessing in disguise..

Good luck with your house hunting

JO

NeereAnDearCreations.com/wordpress said...

SORRY that was from me over at

NeereAnDearCreations.com/wordpress

JO

NeereAnDearCreations.com/wordpress said...

Oh gosh a thousand apologies from me... I am nursing a headache today and should know better than to even get on the computer when I feel this way...

I got you and another poster mixed up ...I must thank you for the compliment on my Whimsy series..I have some others coming soon...that cake painting was a lot of fun to do..and I was ready to EAT it after I painted it..lol

anyway forgive my mistake

Please come back and we will have coffe and cake together

JO

Patience-please said...

Oh!!! Oh!!! That's a whippet! We know whippets!
Sorry about your house, it must mean there's a better one out there waiting for you.

Michele Maule said...

Hey thanks for stopping by blog!
And thanks for the comment, it made my day :)

I love your work as well. The colors are wonderful. I don't usually respond to bright colors, but you have a talent for using them in a way that reads beautifully.

Karine said...

So sorry to hear about the house, Linda. You WILL survive this! I love the dog photo at the top - so cute, so apt. Hang in there, your house is still waiting out there somewhere!
Pono sends you a whole slew of conciliatory licks...

lynne said...

The karma that those bankers are going to be experiencing isn't going to be pleasant... of that I think you can be certain! So sorry to hear about the house -- but as all of your other readers/friends have said -- definitely something better will be out there for you. And just think about how much this situation has taught you about what to be prepared for, what contingency plans you might have to make, etc., etc. All good learning. Wish I could send one of the doggies out to give you some puppy lovin' -- that always helps to ease the pain of whatever isn't going well... but since that's not possible, they just send long distance puppy hugs and lots of good wishes for a better day tomorrow!

Freshly Found said...

The Greyhound pic is delightful!

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Look at that bulldog face! I love your blog Linda! It is always fun and informative even on a bummersville day. You are so inspiring!
Melissa

Holly Stinnett said...

So sorry to read about not getting the house. My good thoughts are with you for the right thing to happen (believe me, I know the stress that is involved and it can be so difficult). Hang in there.

I LOVE this adorable doggie. What a cutie-pie.

CHRISTINE HUMPHRIES said...

I was actually shocked to read this bad news. I thought after all of this hassle and waiting, the house would surely be yours. What a letdown. But it wasn't meant to be.

Enjoy whatever consolation indulgences you allow yourself. You deserve it!

I love Anthropologie, too! It was a lunchtime addiction of mine when I worked in Philly. Thanks for showing us that great print!

xoxo,
Christine

Ro Bruhn said...

Sorry about the house Linda. I'm a great believer in 'if it's meant to happen it will', so maybe this wasn't the house for your, maybe it's just around the corner
Ro
xo

Jill Beninato said...

I am sooo sorry...You must be exhausted from this whole experience. My thoughts are with you!

kate said...

Darn and more darns. I am late in my blog reading and missed this post. In one sense, the relief must be great. At the same time, the bank really behaved improperly. I am feeling outrage on your behalf, but am cheered by seeing the painting of Tycho and Zeus ... both are adorable dogs.

The leaves have turned beautiful colours there ... too bad about the dips in temperature though. I usually store tomatoes to ripen in paper bags or cardboard boxes with newspapers separating each layer of tomatoes... It truly does work. Dorothy is right!

Clare said...

Hi Linda -- I am so sorry about the house -- I feel really sad about that. But I do trust that the right house will come along -- one that is perfect and that you love even more. The bank messed up and that was really rotten. Here's a ton of hugs.
:)