rejection is God's protection

The house fell through. After dragging out the investigation into the couple issues we found at our inspection, the seller has decided that she will not do any of the work we requested. She had asked us not to be nit picky and we weren't. The issues were an improperly supporting porch and a beam, that while to code in 1962, is clearly not holding the weight of the house above as the children's bedrooms sagged in the middle. She made a stink about opening up the beam for investigatory purposes and we suspect she had a structural engineer vouch for the beam's integrity without ever laying eyes on the actual beam... since he said it was "fine" before the beam was even opened up for a looksee. She never had any intention of fixing anything and we are bummed and disappointed, but we move on. We'll now sit back and watch that house sit there for who knows how much longer and we'll know exactly how she feels. We were tough with our first buyers, unwilling to make concessions, and it totally bit us in the behind. We are sure that the same will be true of her and that this beam will continue to haunt her. The lucky people coming along later who hopefully make the discovery will probably be able to convince her to fix it. We just weren't those people. It makes life this month a bit less insane. It makes my daily migraine about all the money flowing out of our accounts turn into more of a dull ache. We can now focus completely on CT and enjoy trolling redfin daily for new hot properties. "Rejection is God's protection." We just weren't meant to be in this house for whatever reason and I am feeling as good about it as I possibly can when we were already decorating it in our heads and imagining evenings out on the porch watching the kids play in the yard. Our house is out there.

5 comments:

  1. I love your attitude about this! I knew you were totally excited and were planning family dinners, etc, but I think you have the BEST attitude. The first house we put an offer on didn't go through either and we're SO happy we didn't wind up in that neighborhood - we're much happier where we are.

    There's something even more fabulous on the horizon.

    xoxo

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  2. aren't you so relieved to be on the buying end now and not the selling end? that is what has kept us afloat on the house hunt end of things!

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  3. We looked for 4-1/2 years Kerri. It was so worth it though. We now are in the house of our dreams and in hindsight none of the other ones even came close. Hold out for what you want and it will come! Good luck to you.

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  4. always a reason...you'll find "the one." and when you do, we can't wait to come over for dinner by the fire and s'mores in the yard. :)

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  5. I'm a little late to read this...but so sorry about your house. You WILL find the house of your dreams though, the one that will be perfect for your family. Fingers crossed for you guys.

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