The Waiting Game

Few things frustrate me more than having to wait for someone else to do something in order for you to be able to do something. Does that make sense?

Case in point- our house situation. We’re going on 6.5 months since our offer was first submitted and I’m seriously losing my patience.

Everyone told us a short sale can take on AVERAGE six months, but this is starting to feel ridiculous. Especially because ALL we’re waiting on is the second bank to complete the paperwork for their approval.

They’ve already verbally approved it. We did the inspection. We’re just waiting on two pages of paperwork to sign. Two measly pieces of paper.

And yet it’s been three weeks since they verbally approved and nothing. Super frustrating. I’ve gone into full on stalker mode, emailing our real estate agent almost daily asking for updates, calling the bank mediator, annoying the crap out of Luke.

I am just SO excited to finally have this home be ours. I want to decorate and finally own my own furniture and be able to have friends and family visit and not deal with landlords anymore.

Anyway, while we wait, we are keeping busy. This weekend we have a lot of fun things planned:

– Friday night: Bowling league then mustache birthday party for Whitney!

– Saturday: Republican caucus* then skiing at Northstar with our friends Kelly & Mike, then all-you-can-eat sushi

* It’s true, this Democrat officially changed to Republican so I can vote for Ron Paul. He is the Read up on his beliefs to see if you agree:

– Sunday: Skiing at Heavenly then to colleague Jen’s for a Superbowl party. I’m making my bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers. 

And in between all that I’ll likely be doing one of my favorite things … researching dogs we can adopt once we do own our home and repeatedly asking Luke if we can get one even though I know he is 100% against getting a dog. Now or ever.

But come ON look at this guy…his name is Tripod for peets sake!

And this one is like the angriest-looking, old man dog ever. I must have him.

okay, things are getting weird in this post. I think it’s time to wrap this up.

Have a great weekend!