Apr 12, 2008
Be careful what you wish for. Seriously.
These are mushrooms growing where brick meets siding on the balcony off our bedroom. This shouldn't be surprising to anyone who lives in Portland, or who has read Ken Kesey's Sometimes a Great Notion. While some may find our aggressively verdant climate oppressive, I'd like to believe we're being embraced, rather than strangled, by our flora.
So... WE SOLD OUR HOUSE! We went about things kind of ass-backwards, and stumbled upon a new house we just had to have before ours was even on the market. So we did the whole contingency thing, fully expecting it to take months to sell our place, losing our dream home in the process. Alas, every now and then the stars align and karma smiles down on us. The first person to call made an offer before our "For Sale" sign was even up. The catch? She must be in here on the 26th of this month, leaving us two weeks to vacate. We'll go directly from one closing to another, hoping both lenders have their shit together and things so smoothly. So much for waiting on THAT front.
The new house is totally cool! More on that later. I hesitate to talk about it for fear of jinxing the deal. Keep your fingers crossed for us.