Thursday, June 01, 2006

Reunited

Husband is home again from Atlanta, and I've never been so glad to see him. He wasn't gone that long--only 3 days and 3 nights this time--but the evenings without him, with just me and the girls here at home, yawned open and empty like a bottomless pit. I love both my girls dearly, don't get me wrong! But the 3-1/2 hour gap of time between Bean waking from her afternoon nap and bedtime for both girls was SO dismaying.

My dear Husband, though. Bless him. He got home late yesterday afternoon, and we both immediately sat down together to talk over speaker phone with our mortgage company loan officer. Bean woke up in the middle of it, but after the phone call Husband scooped her up in a big papa-love-hug and she was his for the rest of the evening. The darling man even took her and Sister to the pool for the hour and a half before dinner, while I stayed at home, quietly cooking and having a little cocktail. It was a heavenly hour and a half and just the little break that I needed. And I didn't even have to ask!

No big news to report on the home-buying front yet. We're talking to an attorney today about drawing up a simple contract for us, and then we're going to invite those neighbors over to talk tomorrow or Saturday. Husband wants to ask them what they honestly think is a fair price for the house. Then we can fill in the contract with them right there at the table so that we don't have to waste time going back and forth over price. These neighbors strike us both as trustworthy folks, so we don't expect them to get all greedy on us. Again, crossed fingers. I'll keep y'all posted, and thanks for your good wishes and advice so far.

6 comments:

Nixie Knox said...

I am sending you happy thoughts! Buying a house can be very stressful, but also a lot of fun! I hope it all works out the way you want it to!

Mama D said...

This is all very exciting. Glad to hear that your man is back and that the house plans are moving ahead!

Nikkie said...

I hope everything works out for you! Glad the hubby came home and gave you some relief!

"Grandi" said...

You can check some websited for homes in your area, what they sold for recently or what they are listed for now. That may help you make your decision. One is www.moveup.com and the other is www.realtor.com. On the moveup site you put in the address and name of the homeowner and they will email you a detailed list of everything that has sold, price, when, etc - no cost! For some states you may have to put in a little more info - but still no cost. The realtor site can show you homes in your area that might also be for sale and what they are listed for. Since we sold, then bought houses lately, these sites were valuable tools for us! Good luck! Grandi

cubmommy said...

Glad to hear your hubby is home! I hate business trips!

Good luck on the house! Sending you good thoughts!

Mommygoth said...

I am thinking those good thoughts for you, babe. I peeked at the house when I drove out the other day, and it looks very lovely indeed. Am wishing I was at your kitchen table right now...am drinking gin alone. :->