But let’s not dwell on that.
Instead, let’s dwell on the other important news. The guac signal worked! And the Professor and I were able to go to the store and procure fixings and eat it all up. Well, mostly me. Even now, my lips are all a tingle from the yummy of the jalapenos.
I was all set to marry that bowl of guacamole, but I’m already married to Diet Dr Pepper and we all know I’m not leaving Diet Dr Pepper if I don’t have to.
My point is that the Missus rocks and you should check out her recipe in the comments of the post below, which, being earlier in the day was back before I was jaded about my chances of ever finding a house.
I am such a baby, you guys. I hope, if you’ve learned anything from reading me all this time, it’s that.
So does this mean the house is lost, or rather that your optimism about acquiring the house is at ebb tide?
I think the house is not going to happen. I said “I need x-y-closing costs” and they said “We need x+closing costs, from which, we will pay closing costs,” which, as you can tell, brings us right back to x, which I didn’t want to pay.
Well, did they say “no thanks”? Because, if not, they may take a few days to think about it and realize that it’s the best offer they have going. And compromise.
Mulling is a good thing.
Why would you need to divorce Diet Dr. Pepper to marry guacamole? Some call it polygamy; others, a well-balanced diet.
NM, they didn’t say “no thanks” but I did. I like the house, but not enough to indulge their bad financial decisions.
Indifferent children, you’re right. Too bad the guacamole is gone now.
I like the house, but not enough to indulge their bad financial decisions.
Being able to walk away is a healthy thing. I’ve known far too many people–myself included–who’ve gored themselves in the pocketbook because they were too enchanted with something to say give in to a price that was more than they should have paid.
Still, I know it has to gore the heart a bit to step back.
That said, I also know several people who got a “wait a minute, we reconsidered” phone call many days after they walked away.
The next house you walk in may be THE ONE and you’ll thank all your gods and goddesses that this one fell through.
I’m really thinking more that if they didn’t say a flat “no,” they are still mentally invested in making this sale to this buyer work. And they may sit around and realize that they need to lower their price.