So imagine my surprise when, shortly after we landed in Denver and Brian was en route to pick up the rental car, he called me to tell me the realtor just called to say the sellers accepted our offer! I was almost at the bottom of my post-stomach-bug-mid-traveling-with-toddlers pit of despair at the moment, so I don't think it fully registered until a day or two later.
Once we got home, we arranged an inspection, met with our mortgage broker, signed 800 pieces of paperwork (and we're not even to closing yet!), and as of yesterday, the option period is over and we are officially under contract! If all goes according to plan, we will close around the 29th... of July... as in, 2 weeks from tomorrow.
Am I freaking out a little bit? Yes. But quietly and on the inside at this point. So everyone please pray for Brian and our children because I know the external freakout is coming. And if I know myself, it will likely be at the end of a long work day when the kids are in bed and I'm buried in a pile of boxes trying to figure out where the packing tape is, and there's no time, there's never any time… you get the idea.
In the meantime, there is also that teeny tiny detail of putting our current house on the market. I know what you're thinking, and yes, we might be a little insane for waiting until this point to do so. However, with the market being as crazy as it is, we didn't want to risk selling our own house too quickly and having to settle on picking a house to buy. And we also weren't interested in having to live with our house constantly ready for showings for an extended period of time, because pretending like you don't live in your own house is never fun, especially when small children (and all of their stuff) are involved.
Our realtor's photographer is coming over to take pictures tomorrow and hopefully the house will go on the market that evening or Wednesday at the latest. And then, of course, ideally we'd have a few showings on Thursday and have the house sold by Friday. That sounds completely reasonable, right? ;) (Kidding, but based on our buying experience, it's totally possible!)
So anyway, that's what's going on in my life at the moment. I'll be sure to share more about the house once we actually move in, but in the meantime, here's a picture to hold you over:
Believe it or not, it's actually two stories, but definitely doesn't look like it from this angle!