The house hunt had been somewhat discouraging. Most houses that stayed on the market long enough for us to see them were kind of... trash. After that one long, discouraging weekend of looking at a bunch of sad little houses, our realtor sent us photos of a house he was getting ready to list. It wasn't on the market yet, so the photos were from the last time it had sold. And, I'll tell you the truth, I cried when I saw them. Not happy tears. Sad, blubbering, desperate tears of, "THIS IS ALL OUR MONEY CAN GET DOWN THERE?! We are doooooomed to live in a miserable state of quasi-existence in a literal hovel." (I get kind of dramatic about houses.)
Well, apparently, I had a change of heart. Like, a massive change of heart. Because now I was really excited about this house and thought we should make an offer, sight-unseen. (Um, I'm a nutjob.) The market down there moves really quickly, so when it came on the market on Friday, we knew it would likely be gone by Monday. But with it being Easter weekend, we weren't able to plan a trip down there to see it right away. There were seven showings already scheduled for Saturday, the second day it was on the market! So we put in an offer Saturday morning, though our realtor didn't want to make it official until he could walk through the house while facetiming us so we could 'see' it. (He's been in real estate since 2007 and has never had someone place an offer on a house sight-unseen.)
So please be praying that all goes well with finalizing the contract and having it inspected. Please also be praying for the inspection on our current house, which will be happening Saturday. Annnnnd, if you're not prayed out, also be praying Todd finds a job soon. Holy cow, so much to juggle, but it's all good stuff.