Thursday, September 11, 2008

second guessing

I have to tell you that I have been so excited for the last week to have found a house in the location that I wish and that has enough space for my family and all our junk. This morning I met with the realtor and, with the help of Larry's assistant Maggie, went to walk through the house to note any repairs, etc.

Then it happened. I stepped onto the front step and didn't see the potential I initially had seen.
Instead I saw the bent mailbox and the peeling paint. Walking inside I was greeted by walls covered with dirty fingerprints and smelly dog carpet. It didn't help that my driver was walking around shaking his head and giving his opinions. Maggie saying that now she had seen this (very old, smelly house) she could get a better deal.

OK, so let's regroup. They are pulling up the ugly, smelly, super blue carpet. They are repainting and fixing all that I ask. Remy and Bronwyn will have their own room and there is a playroom and a large master. It is super close to church and there are lots of kids in the neighborhood. Once I have my own things inside. My things, all the things I love, it will be great. yeah!

Thanks for the boost!


Ballerina Girl said...

We all know what this is like...don't worry, I think you are totally right. As soon as the carpeting is changed, the fresh paint has left it's look and smell, and your OWN things get there, it will be a good house!
Stay positive, what we must all do (and sometimes fail miserably) in this expat life...and even in any life!
Miss you

freddie said...

Beth, both Alex and I love your postings--especially the pictures and videos! The pix of Parrish and the toilet facility is too cute, we had to print it out! Your blog really keeps us connected. Please continue! Freddie

Elizabeth said...

I'm catching up on your posts this morning. By the time you read this you will probably be in your new home with all your own stuff. I'm sure it's wonderful!