October 8th, 2002


Attempting to sleep....

This should be fun.

I have a hard enough time sleeping on any normal night. Who knows how soon I'll drift off considering what tomorrow may have in store. What drives me nuts is that I have no clue if what I was thinking of offering is much higher or lower than what the other potential buyer is offering. I'm guessing that it might be higher since it wouldn't make much sense for the seller to counter offer or bother waiting for my offer if the other offer was close to their asking price. Of course then that trick is to guess how low I can make my offer so that it's better than the other, but still relatively low.

Heh, suddenly I kind of wish this worked like eBay so I could just put in my max bid and forget about it. I get one shot at this so I have to weigh the options between a price I like and a price that will get the house. The scary thing being that the numbers I'm throwing around in my head are all varying by multiple Ks... On the one hand it's easy to play with numbers like that, but if I start thinking about what the means in real terms it gets a bit scary....

Not to mention that it's odd doing all this on my own. I was looking at my friends who have houses and everyone more or less got a house as part of a couple so I can't help but think that this would at least give you someone to angst over the "wow"-ness of this with. Then again, <evil smile> if I do get it, I can decorate it the way I want to </evil smile>....

Eh, I'm going to bed now.
  • Current Music
    Muddy Waters - Baby Please Don't Go

The rule of threes....

It just occurred to me that if the rule of threes were to hold, then this might be a good sign for tomorrow.

So far, I've ended up making 2 fairly significant life decisions on a few hours notice.

A) Going to hell - I was a bit undecided about even bothering with the whole application until sometime in April when one of the admissions folks called my counselor and told her that I needed to take my achievement tests in order to have my application considered etc... The last testing date for the year was that following weekend. So my counselor signed me up and I had something like 2 or 3 days to get ready for the tests and I was being stupid so I didn't really prepare. I got lucky though and the tests weren't too tough. I did fairly good and got into hell. I think I found out a few weeks later when the admissions office got the scores. So, an odd note being that I didn't get officially accepted until sometime in May, however I was never actually wait listed because my application was incomplete and even if they wanted to, they couldn't even put my application into that batch.

B) Grad School - I didn't actually finish it due to work and family stuff, but again, I did my application and I was stuck waiting in order to take the grad school tests (which I'm blanking on right now). This time it was even better. I was down to a week in which to take the tests and have my application reviewed. I got a call on Tuesday morning telling me that a spot had opened up..... for that afternoon. I showed up, took the tests totally cold and did well enough to get into grad school. I didn't officially get accepted for about a month though so I ended up getting accepted one or two days before classes started.

C) This house - decide to look at it randomly on Saturday. Find out Monday evening that I have to make an offer by Tuesday. The good thing being that I can make the whole thing contingent on the inspection and whatnot and hopefully it'll be going in with a pre-approval letter which the other offer didn't have so I think I have a good chance of pulling this off, but I can't help but wonder why it is that my life seems to revolve around pressure situations :)

Ok, bed for real now.
  • Current Music
    Perry Como - Papa Loves Mambo

Waiting game....

My RE agent submitted my offer at about 1:00pm MDT. He said that it was a very strong offer and he thinks I have a good chance of getting it. (chanting to myself: don't get your hopes up, don't get your hopes up....)

Now I get to wait and see if the seller goes for the deal.....

<cue Jeopardy! music>
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    excited excited