Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A rainy Texas day

On a rainy Texas day in which one is waiting for an offer to materialize on one's house, it is sometimes best to go visit one's sister.

Aunt Rachel lives in a barn house on acreage that includes a large-headed donkey named Flash, so her place is quite the destination of choice among her nieces and nephews. But since it was raining cats and dogs yesterday, we were stuck indoors. Rachel Anne and I toyed with the idea of frosting each other's hair (a pastime we've enjoyed together for many years, the cheapskates that we are), but opted instead for sitting around lazily drinking coffee (it is, after all, spring break for us, too, not just for the kids!).

Luckily for the little ones, cousin Elle was home from college (with her awesome husband Rob, whom my girls would love to marry, were he still available...). A little "tea" (water) goes a long way when you have a fun "big person" to play tea party with you. With real china, no less.

As the rain continued to fall (over 4 inches worth) Elle even let Ruthie(4) "play" the piano with her. Won't she be a good mommy some day? Ah, it gives me such hope for the future. It wasn't until evening that we got the news that we'd been low-balled on our house. After the initial shock wore off ("Don't they know how much money we've put into this house in six years?"), we came to our senses, and today we politely counteroffered (sticking fairly close to our asking price). After all, don't they know how much money we've put into this house in six years?

At least we had fun while waiting...which is good, because we will probably have to do a lot more of that in the next few days.


mholgate said...

Sorry to hear about the low-ball offer. I know about those because my husband is a buyer's agent. He tries his hardest to talk his clients out of low-balling because he knows what it's like from the other end too.

Good to know that you're having fun while you wait though! Aren't sisters great???

Hang in there!

Laura said...

Ah that looks like great fun!

Hang in there!


Becca~CapturingSimpleJoys said...

Looks like a fun rainy day!
Keep your spirits up about the house. The Lord has the perfect people in mind to purchase your house from you. It will all work out.

The Roaming Southerner said...

I'm sorry you were "low balled." But it did seem like you had a fun day! Great pics!

Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

What a sweet day of "girl time" for big and small! Bummer about the offer ... hope a good one comes along soon!

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

You're so blessed to have a sister, and so nearby, too!

I love that you said "frosting" your hair. I did mine for years, until I was brainwashed by The Man (or I guess The Woman) into thinking that it had to be done by a professional in a salon.

I hope you get a counter-counter-offer that looks better!

Beck said...

She's going to be a wonderful mom!
I hope you've had some GOOD offers since then.

Etta said...

This house selling/buying talk makes my stomach churn. Ugh.

Sandy said...

Ah, so much fun and love the tea party :) I love girl time and any kind of memory making!
Happy Easter!