Wednesday, February 29, 2012


We were supposed to close on the sale of our condo today. That did not happen, due to a cluster of annoying factors not really related to us. The offer we had is most likely going to fall through, and we'll have to start the whole process over.

However, I'm trying to stay positive, because today is Leap Day. When you have a whole extra day in a year, you should not spend it being sad. So here are five things I'm grateful for today:

1. Even though I would have liked to have a bambino (here, or on the way) by now, it's nice to be able to maintain a laser-like focus on Getting This Condo Situation Taken Care Of ASAP. And it wouldn't be as crowded if (ugh, worst-case scenario) we end up moving back into the condo.

1b. This also meant that last night (when everything fell apart) I was able to enjoy a glass of wine. (OK, two glasses...)

2. My sister/Realtor is awesome and being super helpful.

3. Bailey is unaffected by this. And adorable.
4. Rather than dreaming about new houses, I can go back to my (even more enjoyable) fantasies about quitting my job.

5. We will probably have our tax refund back in time to use it to pay any additional condo-related expenses that come up.

Everything will work out eventually. And even though I'm not sure that this quote really applies to our situation, it still makes me feel better:

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank among those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat"
~Theodore Roosevelt


Crystal said...

Sorry to hear about the condo trouble. I tend to think that everything happens for a reason, so perhaps there is a reason for this too.

And I know all about dreaming of quitting jobs...thankfully my dream came true last year, but I live in constant fear it will happen again (and by "it" I mean teaching).

Bailey is just so adorable :)

Hang in there!

poptartyogini said...

I'm so sorry that the condo deal fell thru. It is such a tough market. I enjoyed your positive spin however. I wonder how many people are dreaming about quitting their jobs right now. I bet a lot!! I hope the condo resolves itself soon.

kim said...

Bailey is freaking adorable. I love that picture.

Sorry that shit is falling through. That sucks big time. Houses and condos and buying and selling--it's all very confusing and scary territory. Nothing is ever truly settled.

Kimberly said...

When you want/need to sell and it gets Sooo close, that is the worst. I'm so sorry you are going through this.

Deidre said...

Ugh, annoying about the condo! ahh, the quitting the job fantasy, I am so familiar with it!