Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I Did It

Yes, I did. Last night I signed the offer to purchase ... and now we wait. For the owner's acceptance and the bond application approval (once I find all those million documents they need :P).

OMG. When did this happen? I am still riding the wave of surreal. I went from being on holiday in Botswana to putting an offer on a house in a matter of days. I guess these are the highs :) Remind me of them later, okay?

I won't lie. Those niggly thoughts before bed on Sunday night really got to me. So I did the completely rational thing, talked it thru with about everyone I saw on Monday and arranged to go see the house a third time before SCM last night.

When I got there I was like 90% sure I was going to sign. But I just needed that peace of mind. I took my measuring tape along and found that I should be just fine fitting in all my furniture. But I'm not going to worry about it again till it's empty and mine ... and then I can decide what works and what doesn't.

And I signed. (After I got it added to the OTP that it is on condition of getting an approval letter from the Body Corporate for the bunnies ... cause if they can't come with that is really a not negotiable, but I've been pretty much assured that's a mere formality).

And I had a lovely evening at SCM. I was positively gushing. I can't believe in mere months (01Nov if all goes according to plan) I might be living in my very own home, for the first time in my life!

I did have some more niggly thoughts when I woke up this morning (money ones this time), but by the time I was driving to work I was feeling light and bright and happy and excited again. OMG. Life really is surprising sometimes :)

Hahaha. And my funniest thought thru all this? I wondered if this certainty about the fact that this is my house and my sheer absolute conviction that this is right and what will happen (regardless that I have yet to receive approval or bond yet even) is what people who tell you "they just knew" felt about the person they decided to marry? Me, I think it's much easier to just know with a house ;)


tanyadeville said...

woo hooo!! :D

we also had a clause about the beagles in our OTP... the estate agent thought it was rather funny :p

I think u get certain feelings about certain things... i did have TONS of butterflies when i first met Peter. I did not get a feeling when we walked into this house (our first purchase). I did get a feeling when I met my 12 day old Harry beagle. I did not get a feeling when I met my 6 week old Oscar hound. I did get a feeling when we walked into our wedding venue for the first time.

Good luck with everything... how super duper exciting!

AngelConradie said...

Well, any OTP in my future would have to include a clause for my furbabies too!
I am so excited for you!

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