Monday, February 18, 2008

House update

I want to thank you all for your kind new-house blessings in the last post.

Unfortunately, the house is not to be ours, after all. We spent more than a week going back and forth with the sellers via our agents. They refused to sign papers, even though they had accepted our bid; they kept trying to change the terms of the agreement; and it appeared as though they were playing us off a second bidder - at the very least, they kept threatening us to do exactly as they demanded or they would go to the back-up bid. We kept trying to negotiate in good faith, but they kept making demands and changing their minds. Finally, we decided we couldn't trust them and that, as much as we love the house, we could no longer do business with them. We withdrew, and we're filing a formal complaint against the sellers' agent.

I know, I know - Mercury was in retrograde.

I wish I were a bad witch and believed in hexes.

I'm trying, but mostly failing, not to blame their evangelical christianity for their rigidity, capriciousness, and fear. Actually, I don't blame their religion; that gets it backwards. I do believe that rigid, fearful people are attracted to fundamentalisms of various stripes.

I am so disappointed.


Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to read about "your house" falling through.

{{{{ }}}}
Mama Kelly

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that! Hopefully the place that really is right for you will come across your path soon.

Aquila ka Hecate said...

aww...never mind, the right house will come along.
Good point about Mercury retrograde-what were you thinking?
And what was I thinking when we bought a laptop last week?

Terri in Joburg

Inanna said...

Terri - I know, right? I kept that awareness of Mercury retrograde even as I rushed around pursuing the house anyway, because I really, really wanted it. I told myself, well, we won't be closing while Mercury is retrograde. But, yeah, we signed many papers that came to nothing.

It seems like it was a particularly intense retrograde period around me, not just with the signing of house contracts. There were a greater number than usual communication-technology and travels snafus. Oy.

Diana Luciano Grayfox said...

We bid on a house two years ago and lost out to a couple who bid a lot higher than we did. We weren't willing to go that extra mile, even though the house was awesome. The Universe opened up to us, and in the next month we found a beautiful house next to a farm, and we are living there now happily ever after. The "real" right house is out there, waiting to be discovered. You'll see. The Gods do look out for us.