We did it. It was scary, but we did it. It's an hour's drive to the real estate agency and I spent that hour reminding myself to pray and breathe. Pray and breathe.
It's a bit disconcerting when you're about to sign a paper promising to spend way more money than you've ever spent. This house costs almost four times the cost of my first home. Pray and breathe.
My stomach was churning but I managed to sign all the papers. Rob, of course, went right into the "maybe we should've" mode. You know, "Maybe we should've bid less," "Maybe we should've bid more," Maybe we should've kept looking," etc.
Afterward, we drove to the house to walk around the property and peek in the windows before heading back to Lansing. Driving up to it was almost surreal knowing that it may someday actually be ours. I envisioned the children driving their dune buggy in the field, and skating on the pond, and climbing the trees and searching for tadpoles.
But first things first. The bank has to accept our offer. Pray and breathe.
St. Joseph pray for us!