Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Busy, busy

I was feeling overwhelmed last week - just taking on more than I could handle - working part-time with Ethan at my side, the poor kid doesn't have a routine - so he doesn't sleep well which means I don't sleep well. In addition to the regular day to day cleaning, we're trying to put our house on the market in early March. I don't get much 'me' time. My DH is very capable of taking care of Ethan, but some times Ethan refuses to take a bottle, he's a boob man. So of course I have to stay near him.

I'm learning to ask DH for more help, not letting the frustration build up.

We put an offer on an 100 year old house. It's in a small town, near where I grew up, my family will be near by. The owners counter-offered with a price that we feel is still too high - the house isn't perfect, although it is livable. So we're gonna look at some other houses in the area.

Saturday night we went to a potluck dinner with one of our support groups. There were 8 couples and 14 children - some born before the loss, most born after. What an inspiring evening, such a loving supportive group.


Monica (H)opeful said...

Great title. Sums it all up in one word for both you and me.

I'm sorry to hear about them counter-offering too high. Maybe they'll lower the asking price since it has been on the market for so long, or maybe you'll find something that is perfect. I hope you find what you're looking for.

BTW, I'm so glad your friend delivered her baby and she was healthy. What a relief.

Monica said...

Yay for the support group.

Boo for the counter offer.

I'm going to stalk you if you move. I'll just randomly show up (because stalking doesn't work if you announce when you'll be there).

Lori said...

So, just how far are you planning on moving?

With the housing market the way it is, those people may decide that your offer is a good one after all. Just give them a little bit!

Glad you enjoyed your potluck. Our group should do something like that soon.

Kristi said...

It's not stalking if you're invited! Once we're settled, we'll love to have visitors.
We'll be living about 1.5 hours from Austin.

The other houses are significantly less than the house we put on offer on. There are some great things about this house, but some not so great. The other houses we're looking at look charming from the pix on-line. And for a lower price, we could do upgrades the way we want.

We should a social gathering, not just a regular meeting.