June 26, 2007

Standing O

You can't see me but I assure you that, even as I hit POST for this, uh, post, I'm standing and applauding. Yep, it's early and I'm just standing here in my office giving the universe - specifically you - a great big standing ovation. I even climbed up on my swivel chair so I can rotate and clap in all of your general directions. You rock. Hard. Like Gibraltar, baby. You crossed all kinds of things yesterday - fingers, toes, arms, legs and even some things that probably proved a little painful although frankly I'd rather not know about those but I'm impressed nonetheless because that's talent. I'm applauding - standing in my office, spinning slowly, like an idiot at 7:00 in the morning - because we got the house.

Let me say that again, with feeling - WE GOT THE HOUSE!!!

In early August, Beth, Mia and I will grab the keys and move into our new place. In the mean time, I guess we should start packing or something.

I'm very much an immediate gratification person. And I dislike long, drawn-out decision making processes. Home-buying (and selling) is something that, therefore, drives me up the wall. But Beth and I are serious and fast. We make a decision, we follow-through. We don't fuck around. Which is why if we haven't sold our current house by August, we'll be the proud owners of two nice houses. Hrm. I guess we better work on that selling thing. You sure you guys don't want to buy it?

(I promise that tomorrow there will be no boring talk of houses. But for today, well, house house house house house house house!)

Posted by Chris at June 26, 2007 7:07 AM
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congrts! And I'm insanely jealous.

Posted by: jodi at June 26, 2007 7:23 AM

Congrats from me too -very exciting! See, positive thinking does work, or the sellers really liked your offer, one of the two. Either way, great news!

Posted by: Danielle at June 26, 2007 7:37 AM

Congrats!! Very exciting!

Don't fall off your chair. It will make it hard to pack, and Beth probably wouldn't appreciate that.

Posted by: MammaLoves at June 26, 2007 7:40 AM

Congratulations! Very exciting!!

Now get down off that chair. Falling and hurting yourself will make it difficult to pack, and Beth probably wouldn't appreciate that.

Posted by: MammaLoves at June 26, 2007 7:43 AM

Congrats! I am so happy for you and Beth! You both seem like such nice people, its good to see something happy happening for you!

Posted by: Lisa at June 26, 2007 7:50 AM

hey, when you ask the universe answers! and we all must have asked in the right way! I'm so happy for you... and as far as having 2 houses? if it ends up that way... you can add "landlord" to your "Other Interesting Crap:"... now... get offa that chair and START PACKING! August is around the corner!

Posted by: the unicorn at June 26, 2007 7:52 AM

Congrats, Chris!

And just for today, we will not even think about the nightmare of moving. :)

Posted by: Jon (was) in Michigan at June 26, 2007 7:56 AM

Oh yeah! Congratulations Chris!!

Selling vibes for your current house! I hope you sell that sucker FAST! I'd buy it, but well, I love Canada. Sure you understand! ;)

Posted by: sam at June 26, 2007 8:07 AM

YAY! And I'll say it again, for good measure. YAY!

Posted by: Alissa at June 26, 2007 8:13 AM

Hooray!!! Moving sucks, though. I'm sorry you'll be doing that.

Posted by: Leah at June 26, 2007 8:17 AM

New house talk is NOT boring.

When is the housewarming party?

Posted by: Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah at June 26, 2007 8:37 AM

Behold: The Power of the Internet. Congrats!

Posted by: Fraulein N at June 26, 2007 8:39 AM

WOOHOO! Congratulations.

Posted by: Dawn at June 26, 2007 8:41 AM

Congratulations. My husband is making noises about moving. A situation I can't fathom after living in our tiny house for 18 years. But you guys are young and strong!

Again, Congrats.

Posted by: daisy at June 26, 2007 8:52 AM

I want pictures! All that praying and good vibe sending is worth at least one picture!

Posted by: Maribeth at June 26, 2007 8:52 AM

Wahoo! Congratulations :)

Posted by: suze at June 26, 2007 9:04 AM

Congrats. That is awesome. I will say a little prayer to help you sell your home.

Posted by: William at June 26, 2007 9:06 AM

Congratulations to you and the girls! As I told Beth - we expect pictures. :o)

Posted by: Emily at June 26, 2007 9:14 AM

Yay! Congratulations on the new house. As much as the actual packing and moving sucks, the new house soon cancels all that out.

Posted by: kmum at June 26, 2007 9:15 AM

Whoohoo!! Congrats!!

Now... I just have to ask you >.> And if you don't want to answer, that's fine... You aren't moving to Maryland, are you? Halfway between Baltimore and Annapolis?

One of my good friends, her parents just sold their house, and they're moving in August... strange, strange coincidence...

Posted by: Secha at June 26, 2007 9:22 AM

Yay! That's awesome! :)

Posted by: sunchaser at June 26, 2007 9:26 AM

You could always rent the old house out. :) Congratulations!!!! I know you guys are super excited!

Posted by: Corinne at June 26, 2007 9:29 AM

Because of differing closing schedules, I once officially owned two houses for two weeks. I felt like Donald Trump. Except hopefully with better hair.

Congratulations!

Posted by: Jenn at June 26, 2007 9:38 AM

WOW..YAY...that's awesome!!! Congratulations...and aren't we, of the webiverse just so nice...what would you do without us?? hahahaha

Posted by: Li'l Foot's Mommy at June 26, 2007 9:42 AM

OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHH Congratulations!!! Need help moving?? (of course thats one of those offers I can't really follow through on...) but if I could I totally would...

Posted by: Stephanie at June 26, 2007 9:52 AM

Congrats, my man. That's a supremely awesome thing, and I'm very happy for all of you. It's a big life-changing event, and a wonderful one. Enjoy every minute of it. :)

Posted by: Brad at June 26, 2007 9:53 AM

First of all, congratulations! That's awesome!

Second, as for the not-having-sold-your-current-house-yet thing, you're playing with fire, scarecrow. One month? Now I'm going to have to re-cross the stuff that I just uncrossed.

Posted by: You can call me, 'Sir' at June 26, 2007 10:05 AM

so. awesome.

Posted by: Laura GF at June 26, 2007 10:13 AM

I want pictures. nevermind that I haven't posted pictures of my own damn house. But you see, there's a reason for that. It's still being painted, and also, there's no furniture on the first floor.

Posted by: statia at June 26, 2007 10:25 AM

Congrats! I can't wait for new house pictures!!! And I don't think all this house talk is boring, it is very exciting, actually.

Sending you good house-selling vibes now. I swear I would buy it if I lived in that area. And if I'd actually have some money...

Posted by: Catharina at June 26, 2007 10:41 AM

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! That's awesome!

Posted by: Margaret at June 26, 2007 10:48 AM

Congratulations!

Posted by: Chag at June 26, 2007 10:53 AM

Congrats!

Posted by: Jessie at June 26, 2007 10:54 AM

Mazel Tov! That rocks. Let us know when you have the internet house warming party... I'll bring the cheese. ;)

Posted by: smoness at June 26, 2007 11:01 AM

Yay!!!

Good luck with the next part of the process...we were on the same timeline 3 yrs ago...whee!!

Posted by: Sue R at June 26, 2007 11:04 AM

I hadn't seen yesterday's post yet, so I had nothing crossed. But congrats!

Posted by: Darren at June 26, 2007 11:13 AM

We did it!! Now I'll begin crossing sundry extremities for selling.

Posted by: ann adams at June 26, 2007 11:16 AM

Congrats!! Why not just keep the house and rent it out? If you can afford it, that is what I'd do. Since the market is down right now, wait for it to go up and then sell.

Posted by: been there, done that at June 26, 2007 11:17 AM

congratulations! :)

Posted by: reb at June 26, 2007 11:17 AM

I thought about you guys all day. YAY!! Congratulations!!! I know what an awesome feeling that is.

Now I'm thinking about your house selling. I tried to get my uncle interested, but he just wouldn't go for it, darn it. Anyway- I'm out here workin' for ya!

Congratulations!! Again!!

Posted by: heels at June 26, 2007 11:25 AM

Congratulations on the house, sir. Best of luck with selling your current house too. :)

Posted by: Teenuh at June 26, 2007 11:28 AM

Chris, I'm sorry, I wasn't crossing anything but just the fact that my name is August and you are blogfriends with me, is all you needed as far as good luck goes.

Congratulations anyway! I hate the whole process too and I would be so antsy just waiting for August to come. We bought a new house last year and I would drive by the poor old ladies place every day to see if she had it empty yet. I didn't realize then that you can totally see everything from the front picture window and poor lady probably thought some crazy was stalking her.

Enough about me though, I'm really happy for you guys! Woo hoo!

Posted by: August at June 26, 2007 11:37 AM

Wh00t! Congrats!! That's the way to do it, yo. :D

Posted by: chepooka at June 26, 2007 12:54 PM

Congrats, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you sell House #1 soon!

Posted by: Molly at June 26, 2007 12:59 PM

WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!
(i'm excited for y'all)

Posted by: hannita at June 26, 2007 1:01 PM

Congratulations! I'm not uncrossing anything until you sell your "old" house ....

Posted by: shelley at June 26, 2007 1:05 PM

I hate long drawn out stuff too. I'm so impatient.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

That luck that made you guys find that house so fast needs to get on the ball and help with selling your house :)

Posted by: Stephanie at June 26, 2007 1:06 PM

You don't want to hear about our two house story (one on each coast). And you shouldn't have told us about your neighbors if'n you wanted us to buy your house. LOL

Posted by: bhd at June 26, 2007 1:11 PM

You got the house! Congratulations! Am now moving on to doing the "someone buy Chris and Beth's house and soon" dance.

Posted by: bad penguin at June 26, 2007 1:12 PM

Sweet! I didn't comment yesterday but I did cross thing for you!

Congrats on the new home. I am so happy for you!

Oh, and I expect an invite to the housewarming party. :D

Posted by: Trix at June 26, 2007 1:18 PM

Congratulations!!! Still sending all the good thoughts that you current house sells quickly.

Posted by: Krush at June 26, 2007 1:19 PM

CONGRATS! That's such a good feeling, right? I remember it well.

Posted by: Pocklock at June 26, 2007 1:24 PM

Yay for your and your house and your yard!!!! Hope you post some pics soon.

Posted by: Librarian Girl at June 26, 2007 1:38 PM

what great news!

Posted by: ali at June 26, 2007 2:01 PM

I went on vacation and came back and you bought a house! Congratulations!

Posted by: Pinky at June 26, 2007 2:01 PM

Dude, seriously congrats. Maybe I'll just pry my toes apart now. ')

Posted by: Phoenix at June 26, 2007 2:25 PM

How exciting - big congrats!!! You know, we're all going to have to see pictures of this new place so we can all voice our approval!

Posted by: Beth in StL at June 26, 2007 3:04 PM

I'll be crossing stuff in the hopes that you'll sell the house this afternoon.

Posted by: Amaya at June 26, 2007 3:06 PM

that's really great you guys. congrats!

Posted by: michele at June 26, 2007 3:09 PM

Yay!!!

Posted by: Jenn Benn at June 26, 2007 4:10 PM

WOO HOOOOOOOO!!! That is awesome news.

MAJOR CONGRATS.

Posted by: aimee/greeblemonkey at June 26, 2007 4:14 PM

That's awesome news! Congrats!

Posted by: Tink at June 26, 2007 5:00 PM

Congrats! Now, of course you know we want pictures of the HOUSE.

Posted by: Milly at June 26, 2007 5:48 PM

Congratulations!!

Now get off your lazy buns and send me that link.

Posted by: fauve at June 26, 2007 6:31 PM

Fan-flippin'-tastic!!!! Congrats!!! Now, when I need a little positive mojo for a house (soon, I hope), can I count on you for some? ;-)

Again, congrats!

Posted by: ironic1 at June 26, 2007 7:03 PM

Congrats! Love to hear such great news. And also, I totally understand the immediate gratification thing. We are in the process of buying a loft that won't be ready for 18 LONG freaking months. So hey, it could be worse, right?

Posted by: angela at June 26, 2007 9:43 PM

Sorry for being so late with the congratulations, but CONGRATULATIONS!! So how long before we get to see pics of the new place???

Posted by: coolchick at June 26, 2007 9:52 PM

YEAY!

YEAY!

YEAY!

Posted by: motherofbun at June 26, 2007 10:44 PM

YEAY!

YEAY!

YEAY!

Posted by: motherofbun at June 26, 2007 10:45 PM

YEAY!

YEAY!

YEAY!

Posted by: motherofbun at June 26, 2007 10:45 PM

Yee-haw! Congrats!

Posted by: Sphincter at June 26, 2007 10:59 PM

So...get busy selling this house!!

1)Clean deeply
2)Bake bread or cookies before the house is shown. If there is no time? A little vanilla flavoring sprinkled on a cookie sheet and shoved into a hot oven does the trick. Smell is ESSENTIAL in selling a house, especially to a female. There cannot be too many candles. Burn them and blow them out prior to showing. Vanilla. Almond. Stuff that smells like sweet food. Oh...and several bloggers have sworn by the statue of St.Joseph. No, I'm not kidding. Look it up and then go get one.

Posted by: wordgirl at June 27, 2007 1:57 AM

So...get busy selling this house!!

1)Clean deeply
2)Bake bread or cookies before the house is shown. If there is no time? A little vanilla flavoring sprinkled on a cookie sheet and shoved into a hot oven does the trick. Smell is ESSENTIAL in selling a house, especially to a female. There cannot be too many candles. Burn them and blow them out prior to showing. Vanilla. Almond. Stuff that smells like sweet food. Oh...and several bloggers have sworn by the statue of St.Joseph. No, I'm not kidding. Look it up and then go get one.

Posted by: wordgirl at June 27, 2007 1:57 AM

So...get busy selling this house!!

1)Clean deeply
2)Bake bread or cookies before the house is shown. If there is no time? A little vanilla flavoring sprinkled on a cookie sheet and shoved into a hot oven does the trick. Smell is ESSENTIAL in selling a house, especially to a female. There cannot be too many candles. Burn them and blow them out prior to showing. Vanilla. Almond. Stuff that smells like sweet food. Oh...and several bloggers have sworn by the statue of St.Joseph. No, I'm not kidding. Look it up and then go get one.

Posted by: wordgirl at June 27, 2007 1:58 AM

Woo hoo! H-O-U-S-E!

Should we now start crossing appendages so that your current house will sell or do you want to have two homes?

Posted by: Maria at June 27, 2007 5:43 AM

Congratulations !!

I can't wait to see pics of your new diggs.

Posted by: Jenn at June 27, 2007 9:54 AM

Congrats on the new house.

Though, just the thought of having to pack and move is enough to send me into the fetal position, rocking and talking to myself.

When we bought our home 13 years ago, I swore that was the last time we moved. Now, after 13 years of acquiring, and stocking more and more stuff under this roof, I am more certain than ever that "moving" is something I don't want to be in my vocabulary.

Good Luck.

Posted by: JayMonster at June 27, 2007 10:09 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! Happy moving!!! :)

Posted by: Nadine at June 27, 2007 2:11 PM

WHOOT!!!!

Posted by: sue at June 27, 2007 2:36 PM

FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC!!! When do we get to see pictures???

Posted by: zanie at June 27, 2007 5:46 PM

Congratulations! I remember that giddy feeling when we got the house we wanted!

Though, if I had to move again I would probably cry like a little girl......our previous 4 moves were done by professional movers (yeah US government) and I wouldn't want to do it myself.

Good luck!

Posted by: Kali at June 27, 2007 7:09 PM

Incredible...that's fabulous!

Posted by: at June 28, 2007 2:29 AM

Incredible...that's fabulous!

Posted by: at June 28, 2007 2:29 AM

Although I'm late finding out about your news, I wanted to say congratulations! That is really, really cool. I'm very glad you got a new house that you love. :)

Posted by: Zandria at June 28, 2007 1:47 PM

Heartiest Congratulations!I'll buy your house...How much do you want? $100? $200? And I dont mean "k", just plain hundreds :P

Posted by: Dee at July 1, 2007 10:25 AM

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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