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Step 1 of Phase 1- making an offer

December 17th, 2008 at 12:59 pm

I am making an offer on the duplex today. I actually wanted to do all this yesterday but my realtor kind of took an entire day to write up an offer and send it to me to sign. So when everything opens in an hour I'll fax it back to him from my local printing store and wait for the news.

Everytime BB and I go to "the south" we get so irritated at how everything takes forever. People truly work on "southern time". We remind each other about "southern time" once we start bitching about the customer service- it takes us a good day to get on their time schedule.

Anyways- I am stuck in that flux of time where I am too frightened to tell any of my friends the news in case we don't get it-but wanting to allow myself to be excited and enjoy the process. Apparently I cant get very excited without a bunch of squealing and questions about decorating.

BB is terribly excited. He is so emotional/in love its all he thinks about and it's all he wants to talk about. Talking about it to me is fine if he wants to talk about prices, or taxes, or moving vans, or forwarding mail.

But no. He has never thought of such things. He is trying to figure out furniture placement. He has already told me he wants to move the kitchen wall to open it up and "it should only be a few thousand dollars." He is spending in his head all the money we will earn from our first time home buyers tax credit (if we get one- but he assumes we will). He is such a girl in this process.

I am not even getting into how he thinks we need a big screen TV. It's like a necessity to him. It's expected. Forget that we have 2 TVs, one 30 something inch he just got LAST YEAR for Christmas.

I have already created a defense plan against his spending though. Since I oversee the money- once he starts talking of going to best buy or hiring someone to move this wall that is perfectly fine where it is- I can just tell him that we don't have the money. I mean- we probably wont. But rather than argue about how I don't want another TV..I'm just sticking to an automated "we don't have the money to do that right now honey. Maybe in a few months or next year."

I am not allowing myself to think of such things and only think of everything in stages. We are almost completed with step 1- placing an offer. He asked why I am not all excited about decorating and such- but if I get the way he is- I think the process of getting the place will get messed up or we will end up making mistakes because we are both to emotional.

So I am allowing him to keep his head in the clouds while I oversee all this "stuff" to do first. It keeps me satisfied "that I have control" of everything; I have a big fear of being "taken advantage of", or screwed, by people. Plus I am a little happy/surprised that he respects,and believes in me enough to just hand me the power regarding this step and trust that I will do it all correctly and I will make this dream happen.

6 Responses to “Step 1 of Phase 1- making an offer”

  1. mom-sense Says:


    Good luck! I saw your post with the pics and it is an absolutely cute house! Too cute to be a "duplex" - where I live, the duplexes and nothing like that. Treat yourself to a Starbuck's while you wait for news. Let us know when there is something to share.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    I sure hope your offer gets accepted. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  3. Koppur Says:

    Good luck!!!!

  4. fern Says:

    Thank god you're so level-headed. You need that in any real estate transaction. Like you, I worry about being ripped off, so i try to make up for that by being as fully informed as possible.

  5. whitestripe Says:

    lol - the big screen tv sounds sooooooooooo familiar. i am in basically the same position as you: we are NOT getting an LCD tv now, but when we buy a house we will look at it... (and yes, we already have two tv's as well)

  6. Ms. Pearl Says:

    Your boyfriend sounds just like me....unfortunately my husband is the same way which is probably we have 20k in credit card debt! good luck to you, the house is beautiful!

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