By Saturday we will have earned the name of our blog – after 10 months
of planning and 3 years of dating, we will officially be Newlyweds.
|Wedding Bells will ring this Saturday
of complete trust and tolerance. It’s the story of “That Time Justin
Bought A House That Stephanie Had Never Seen”.
complete bust. I will admit that even though we considered putting in
offers on a couple of houses, they weren’t houses we would have
considered options if we weren’t in this unique situation.
To put it
simply, we are in a rush.
We need a home and we need it quick.
go back to Maine until Justin started work, 2 days after we returned to
South Carolina from our Honeymoon.
Somehow, Justin got a hold of a
listing for a house in Maine…I have no clue if he found it online or
if our agent sent it to him…but what I do know is that I was in
Virginia celebrating the wedding of a dear friend. My bridesmaid
schedule kept me from being attached to my phone but I do know that I
started getting text like this:
By either of us.
coronary, let me say that we had every kick out clause in the book in
our offer that allowed us to back out upon personal inspection.
got to see our house that weekend. I, on the other hand, got to look at
the online posting….and try not to panic.
was the only one who had seen it) and we moved forward with buying that
one of us had to be there…at this point, it seemed important that I
get up to Maine to witness what my fiancé had gotten us into…and the
home inspection seemed like the perfect time.
Our travel day to Maine was miserable – we sat on the runway in Dulles
for hours waiting for a storm to pass. We finally made it to Bangor at
2am….and I couldn’t take it any longer. I made Justin drive me to the
That has people living in it.
I don’t know if
the 2am showing made me feel better or worse but at least it had taken
the edge off of the suspense.
We pulled up to the house
and the home inspection team met us in the driveway. They were so
amazing, if you ever need a home inspection in Maine, please call Dan
and Melissa Smart at Affordable Home Inspections. But anyway, in their
amazing-ness, they had arrived at the home early because rain is the
best time to find surprises in a home. They immediately launched into
the condition of the siding and the age of the home etc..I literally put
my hand up to Dan and said “should I tell you now that I haven’t even
laid eyes on this house yet?”
was SO effing nervous. I mean, this deal was done. Barring something
showing up in the inspection that said the house was about to fall down,
this place was going to be our home.
understand girls all that well) asked me if I was hurt….or sick.
house, OUR house, and it was going to be the perfect home for us in
around us, we carried on with the home inspection. At this point, we are
all set to close on June 26th, 16 days after we come home from our
of the credit for finding us the perfect home and being brave enough
and confident enough to go after it in a unique situation.