Sometimes a little foray into the unknown is all it takes to discover just how good you actually have it. The beautiful wife and I got some experience with this phenomenon during the last couple of months.
It all started on Valentine's day. We went out for a nice dinner at Buca di Beppo's, leaving the children behind. We got to talking about an open house we had looked at in the fall. We weren't really thinking of moving then. Touring open houses is just something we do for fun every now and then. I suppose it's a little bit of voyeurism.
Anyway, the house had gone back up on the market and we thought, "why not?"
We called the Real Estate agent and scheduled a showing. The two of us got excited thinking about the possibility of moving into a bigger house. It built and built until we got someone to look at the wiring and realized it was a bad deal. We backed out, but went ahead and put our house up for sale, thinking we would find another house and maybe things would work out.
We did find another house. One that we both really liked. The girls liked it too.
The sellers accepted a first-right offer and all we had to do was sit back and wait for someone to purchase our house for the right price.
We both knew full well it was unlikely to work out. But boy, were the last two months stressful.
I'm not sure if we wanted to move or not.
What I do know is the relief that I felt when the sellers called and asked for a release from the deal because they had another offer.
Phewwww. Now we can go ahead and just live again because we are the proud owners of the brand new house we already own.