Saturday, May 14, 2005

Oh Frabjous Day! Calloo! Callay!

So ... today has really been somewhat of an outstanding day. As we were headed out of town to see Jason's brother Rob graduate from SIU in Carbondale, we got our second offer on our condo ... which was about $14K low. We countered, and heard nothing. So around 3:30, we started to make our way south. We had a few detours along the way, and were sadly still on the road at 9:30 when the phone rang again, somewhere around Sandoval. They were countering back, more respectable this time. We said we'd consider it and call back the next day.

We finally arrived at the Heller house (home to my lifelong sister soulfriend Marsha, her hubby Scott and their uber-smart 2 year old Logan) in DeSoto, it was nearly midnight and we were exhausted. We stayed up chatting for a while, then crashed - hard. The next morning, amidst answering Logan's myriad "whasssat?" questions and watching all manner of animals parade in Marsha's backyard (hawks, skunks, demon cats and more!) we kind of forgot about the urgent phone call we needed to place. It wasn't until 1:00 and we were on the road to Bobby's graduation ceremony with Jay's dad and stepmom in tow that I realized we should turn my phone on.

Sure enough, we had two semi-frantic messages from our realtor, and the realtor babysitting our account while our realtor is in sunny sunny CA. We decided to do one last counter, and held our breath.

Bobby graduated. It was fun. We watched the graduates all pomp-and-circumstance it with restrained hoopla. Later, we got to see the antenna lab at SIU, thanks to four-year old Michael's wily charms: "This isn't a party. If it's a party, where's the disco ball?" This said to a woman who ended up being the chair of research or something. Then we headed back to Rob's for some unrestrained hoopla.

As Bobby was opening presents, we got a call from the realtor.

Sold. Hurrah!

Now we just have to figure out how to be living in the house by June 24. ACk!


Scott said...

Congrats on the sale. Now just remember the rules that are to apply to the new (demolished) home. You can live in only half of the house at a the garage. ;)

Jen said...

Half? Yer being generous. I actually think we're going to have to move into the basement ... ACK!