Thanksgiving Week 2010!

by brandt

We’re at an intersting point in our housing search.  We’ve got outstanding offers on 3 different houses, here, here, and here.  One of the houses is listed as a Homepath foreclosure, but seems to be up for auction, so we’re not too sure what’s going on with that one.  The two other houses are listed as short sales, and because we’re giving everything we’ve got to get into the houses, we’re asking them to pay 3% closing costs.  This has become a sticking point with both sellers, because neither seller wants to pay closing costs, and they aren’t sure if the bank will pick up the costs or if they will get stuck with it.  So they haven’t signed purchase agreements, and we’re still waiting.

So what’s a potential new homeowner to do when it comes time for the holiday season?  Well, some of the best overall general life advice I’ve been given is “Take it all in stride, and keep it all in perspective.”

So that’s what we’re doing this week.  It’s THANKSGIVING WEEK 2010!  Turkey!

Wrong Turkey.  Turkey!

Gravy!  Stuffing!  Mashed Potatoes!  Pies!  Family!  Football!  More Pie!  More Football!  Leftovers!  Sometimes, I get a little tear in my eye when I think about how wonderful it’s going to be.

In the interest of full disclosure, I deleted a huge rant about Facebook and people on there.  If Ashley allows, I might publish it later.  But it had to do with the topic at hand of thankfulness.

Anyways.  Back on track.

I want to force myself to sit down this week and come up with 3 important things I’m grateful for.  And while it doesn’t have to do with houses or house hunting or renovations or designs or anything, in the grand scheme of things, all that stuff doesn’t really matter.  The physical things will all go away, it will all change, but there’ some stuff that are a bit more important than that, and this is the week to celebrate it.

Such as football.

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