House hunting in San Jose, CA.

I hate it. Really, really hate it.

We’ve now been looking for houses for a year. A YEAR.

We’ve hired and fired two realtors.

We’ve offered on a ton of houses and have been passed over -every single time-.

I am ready to quit, but Josh is willing to carry on.  The Geekling doesn’t care one way or the other as long as his Noms are available when he wants them.

At this point we’re working with two realtors – they’ve partnered up and are working like busy bees to get us a house.  So far, despite their EXCELLENCE (really, they are amazing), we’ve found nothing.   Or, well, we’ve found things – but haven’t gotten them.  We’ve offered on one only to have the owners panic about things at the last minute and refuse to sign the papers.

Currently, we’re working on signing papers to offer on yet another one.  This one is, I must say, my favorite so far.  It’ll go for a higher price, though, so that’s a little scary.  Meanwhile, the owners of the house-before-this-one have been calling to let us know that they still have not rejected our offer, but that they are firing their realtor, hiring a new one, relishing the house, and trying to make sure that they’re not getting messed over in the deal by consulting with an attorney.  It boggles my mind that they didn’t do all this BEFORE, especially since they’ve been under contract for a year before this. (That transaction fell through because the first buyers decided to give up waiting on the bank and buy something else…yes, it’s a Short Sale.)

The one we’re working on right now is an REO, so basically a regular sale and not so many of the hoops and strange things as a Short Sale.  Here’s hoping we get it.

In Geekling News:  He’s a -grumpybutt- today.  I just put his tiny tush down for a nap because I can’t deal anymore with the refusal to play and act like the nice little guy that he usually is.  This is his third nap of the day.  It better be the best one.


It’s been a while…

A long while, actually.

A lot happened between August 2011 and now.  Recovery from the complicated pregnancy (which resulted in months upon months upon decades of bed rest, ick) has been slow.  Now…we’re getting back on track.

Geekling is now 7 months old and wearing 12 month clothes – some 18 month clothes, depending on length!  I’m sure you can imagine, he didn’t stay “premie” sized for very long.  I’m actually a little sad about that…I had hoped he’d be able to wear his smaller clothes for longer and save us some cash.  Alas, that was not to be. ;)

At any rate, if you poke around here at all, I’m going to be trying to blog more.  I’m also going to try to pick back up on the book blog, but we’ll see how that goes.

Though Geekling is just about as wonderful as wonderful can be, he does tend to take up a lot of my time.  Let’s see if I can balance this mommy thing with the blogging thing.  I’m not so great at multitasking anymore!