Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The house is off the market

But not because we sold it :(

Due to some uncertainty with Glenn's job future (which I really can't go into much on here, let's just say lots of rumors of route cuts) we don't feel that we can move forward with selling the house right now. The worst thing that could happen would be getting an offer, making an offer on a new place, and Glenn losing his job while we were in escrow. So, its temporarily off the market. I am pretty bummed about it, but I do know its for the best right now. We can always move forward in the future, and are trying to find ways to maintain pre-approval for our loan.

This same uncertainty is the reason I am back at work. We had decided to give it a go without me working, but now it seems to be a necessity to have a second income. And, you know what, its not half as bad as I thought it would be. Glenn is watching Beanie while I'm gone and, I think, they are having fun most of the time. And perhaps he is realizing just how difficult it is to get things done sometimes. Especially with a seventeen month old attached to your leg, lol!

So I'm trying to stay in the routine of having a nice, beautifully clean house but its a little harder to stay as motivated when people aren't going to be coming through, looking and (hopefully) making offers to buy it. I have realized that I really like having an uber tidy house though and I'm wondering if we really need all that junk we had to put in storage to stage the house.


  1. I'm all for having husbands get a taste of what it's like to stay home with the little ones!! Sounds like all's going well - Sorry about the house, but it sounds like the smart thing to do, for now, and if Glenn survives the layoffs, you can always relist after the first of the year. Besides, I think showings are typically pretty slow during the holidays...

  2. I agree…very slow around the holidays so better off this way. Also, when we pulled our house off the market, I too, fell in love with my clean, organized house. I brought back a bit of stuff to make it “home” but the rest I donated and gave away on Freecycle. I can’t believe I had all that crap in my house. Good luck on everything. Sorry I missed you in WA. Pure chaos but a lot of fun…and the weather was great!!

  3. Kristen, I missed this post! You can disregard the question I emailed you yesterday about whether you did take the condo off the market, then. I'm sorry that things are so uncertain financially right now, but at least you're not alone ... I think most of us are feeling financial uncertainty of one kind or another! Just wanted to give you a big virtual hug.


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