Monday, July 2, 2007

SOLD!

Definitely time for an update, and there's actually something exciting to write about...we just bought a house! It has all happened so fast, it's hard to believe. We weren't even seriously looking to move yet. I had seen a house advertised that I thought was so cute, but the price was not so cute! I kept checking once in awhile and the price dropped twice, and then we decided to go look at it. Jon's uncle Fred is a realtor, which has been a HUGE blessing, because we know we can trust him! Anyway Fred took us to look at the house and we liked it right away. The next week we went back with Jon's parents and we all liked it....J & I even more than the first time. So we decided to make an offer...and then got a counteroffer...and then made a counter-counteroffer, which they accepted! We are so excited yet feeling slightly nervous & overwhelmed with everything that needs to take place in the next 2 months (settlement is August 31).
Anyway, the house....it's on Ridge Road, for those of you who live around here...the Ridge Rd off of Groff, not the other Ridge Rd or the Ridge Rd headed to Hershey (or Ridge Run, Ridgeview, Ridgeview N, etc, etc....roads tend to be a little crazily named around here). It's a Cape Cod with a little over 1/2 acre. The yard will be a ton of work....there's ivy everywhere instead of grass and fences galore (someone who lived there once used to breed dogs). The inside is nice but not my taste...lots of wallpaper and repainting that needs to be done. I'm anxious to get in and start and hoping we get a chance to do that before we actually move in. Inspection is this Thursday....should be interesting....pray everything goes well! Our townhouse should be on the market hopefully by the end of the week!
In other news, not a lot going on. Jack has had a pretty bad cold for the past several days but has been a sweetie through it. I have a terrible sore throat...might be feeling a little better today...hope its not strep. I'm trying not to go to the doctor's for a strep test because I really don't feel like paying the copay. If it lasts much longer I'll have to though.
Sorry no pictures for this post! I'll try to take some of the new house on Thursday!
***HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KARLA! Another year that I remember your b-day but forget to send a card :) Love ya!

9 comments:

Jena said...

2 things...
1. I think the fact that these people bred dogs is a sure sign that you're supposed to keep their "dog room" and make it into a "Pot-bellied pig room". Then as time goes on, add miniature horses, goats, and other animals to complete your mini-farm.
2. If you end up going to the doctor, pay the co-pay. I took Owen a couple months ago for a strep-test and just had a nurse visit to avoid the $15 co-pay and ended up later paying $30 in fees that weren't covered. Nice...

Jena said...

P.S. MAJOR CONGRATS on the house...can't wait for the tour!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I guess we will be in the same boat, huh! hopefully your townhouse is cleaner than ours was when we first started getting it ready. Augh! I am SO over cleaning! :-) Kortney

Jen said...

WOW! Congratulations on the HOUSE! Can't believe that?! It is sooooo overwhelming to go through that huge decision and process - I remember feeling that way 11 years ago this month, but OH SO EXCITING! Can't wait to see it!

karla said...

thanks, i had a happy birthday! a fattening one too :) congrats on the house! you should take before and after pics. we just moved out of the send house and into the old disciples' house (not a house full of old disciples, but rather it used to be called 'the disciples' house' and is not anymore) and we have done plenty of painting and cleaning...have fun! when you come visit us we have plenty of room for you guys...

hope you and jackson feel better soon!

Leah said...

Congrats on the house!! I know that you will love having a nice yard for Jack. I'm sure that your townhouse will sell quickly, it's in such a good location and really cute!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the house... If you need help moving in or doing anything for that matter let me know and I'll take sometime off and come up. Let me Know Love mark

Susanne said...

Congrats on the house! We saw that house too and I also thought it was really cute!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new house Angie!!! I remember how awesome it was when Matt and I bought ours. It'll be so nice to have a yard for Jackson and Jake. Matt and I will need to come visit sometime. I'd love to visit Lancaster sometime too. Hope all is well. Miss you and love you guys!!

Love,
Emily