I promise I have a really, really good reason for not posting on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and for screwing up my nice and orderly 40 Days of Grace. I think the reason for my absence and the news I have more than makes up for Grace Dix-sept, Dix-huit and Dix-neuf.
So...WE SOLD OUR CONDO!!!
As I noted in my last post, we received a counter offer to our counter offer on Friday afternoon. Another couple came to look at the house on Friday evening and then we had yet another couple come on Saturday morning.
To be honest, I was putting my money on the Saturday morning couple. Their realtor made it seem as if they were going to sign on the dotted line as soon as they were done looking around. They never did. They really liked our condo but they just didn't want it. Fair enough.
Jon and I were pretty disappointed and mutually agreed that if the guy didn't accept our counter offer, we would accept his original counter offer and clean our hands of everything. The housing market is still dropping around here so we didn't want to take any chances. We really want to cut our losses and start rebuilding.
Imagine our surprise and delight when we heard from our realtor just a few hours later that he accepted our counter offer! We are still in shock I think. To have our home sell in less than a month, hell, in just 24 days, is a miracle! We didn't get our asking price, but through our countering, we were able to get a price that we think is fair and a price that shouldn't be a problem at the appraisal.
Of course, there's still the chance that things could fall through and not come to fruition, but I'm not going to let that worry me or damper my excitement. We settle on April 23rd...let the countdown (and packing) begin! Oh, and guess who got to move home yesterday? My lovely Lola Bean! Hooray!!!
P.S. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments on this post. They meant the world to me and I'm working on responding to all of your kind words, so thank you for being patient :)