Monday, August 11, 2008

Where's My Fainting Couch?


Somedays, I'd like to just faint and not worry about stuff anymore.

What am I stressed about, you ask?

We are selling our house. The first day it was on the market, the first person that looked at it put a contract on it. But I haven't gotten a letter from her lender saying that she has secured financing. Now I have to be a bitch and say either get me the letter or I'm going to void your contract. I hate being a bitch. It's just so...well, not me.

IF she gets financing, we close on the 28th. Of this month. Seventeen days from now.

We leave for Maine on Thursday of this week. And we'll be gone until the 22nd. That will leave me 5 days to pack IF she can buy the house.

If she can't, we have to start all over again. And somebody else might buy my little log house before I can. But I don't think that can happen. But it might.

I'm living in the Land of Worry and What IF?!

I refuse to let this ruin my vacation. So I'm going to have to Scarlet this away until I return. If I can.

Who's going to worry about all of this if I don't?

24 comments:

coffeypot said...

I know the worry. We had one deal fall though on our house because the low-life’s lied about everything on their loan app. So, if the lady doesn't buy yours, send her over to my house.

Jen said...

Things have a way of working out. I don't like living in stress either - it hurts my head and body.

Chin up, buttercup. In the end, it will be okay.

Karen said...

Just as someone who has experience in these matters, I have never seen a closing go that fast. Even if the mortgage is approved, it usually takes a while for them to release funds.

Did you already go through inspections and surveys and such? They usually come after the mortgage commitment.

And in any case, if you need more time to get out, your lawyer should be able to help you with that.

Good luck! I am sure things will work out for the best.

Knight said...

Five days will be plenty of time if you gather everyone you know to help you out and offer them beer in return. No need to worry about that.

Ann said...

Oh, ugh. This is where you need to pay a professional worrier. Who wants this stress on vacation? I hope everything works out for you, damn it!

gary rith said...

cr@p, that's fast! I'd be anxious too

Gramma Jo said...

I wandered onto your site from Brad's site. I am a professional worrier. I worry about everything and have the cases of Zantac to prove it. Give me your worries and I will keep them active while you go on vacation and enjoy yourself.

Fortune Cookies said...

Oh, you must no know, I am a class A professional worrier. You can leave your worries with me while you go on vaca and-POOF! no worries! they'll be all safe and nurtured in my care ;)

Lu' said...

Why wouldn't you cancel your vacation and focus your energy on getting your house sold and your new house purchased. Are you truely going to be able to put the pending sale and subsequent purchase out of your mind? Heck, you could always take that vacation enjoying your new place and the pool. Too much on your plate right now. It's no wonder your about to take a swan dive...

Knight said...

I came back to say, it is my theory that in this day in age there is no reason to put off a vacation unless you plan to go somewhere with no access to phones or e-mail. I'm sure if anything happens they can call you and being in your home is of no actual help in the situation. Enjoy yourself and make sure if there is news you have a way to get it at the end of the day. That way you don't miss a thing.

Knight said...

day in age? *sigh* You know what I mean.

Brad said...

Selling/buying a house is one of the most stressful things you can go through. I know it's easy to say, but please just go on vaca and let things settle out as they may. You can't really do anything to effect the situation right? I'm sending you calm vibes baby! take care of you and yours, everything will be alright...

Dragonfly Dreaming said...

Oh honey....I'd be drinking Tequila in the buckets. (( hugs )) It will OK, I swear. Deep breaths, deep breaths...

SkylersDad said...

Why miss Lesbian, I do believe you have the vapors!

Seriously though, take the vacation you deserve and just let the rest work itself out!

Curlz said...

I love the way you think - fainting couch,...so southern, just make sure you utter these words before you go down, "I do believe I have the vapors." Life sounds delightful - trip to Maine, buying a log cabin - good for you!

ambergail77 said...

No wonder you wished I had your 'questions' inside of me. Now that I read this, I wish I could help you. I hope that no matter what, you will be able to go on your vacation and really enjoy your time there with your girl. Hopefully the two of you will be able to take your mind off of the home front for a while.

Biscuit said...

I can mail you some valium :)

I have never bought or sold a home, but the very idea, and knowing we will do it in the next couple of years, makes my tummy flip flop.

Akelamalu said...

I've never sold a house and after reading/hearing about the nightmares it involves I have no immediate plans to alter my record.

Good luck with the sale and enjoy your vacations. :)

Jay said...

I've found that when I'm worrying a lot about something tequila helps. Okay, my answer to everything is tequila, but dammit, this time it really does help. ;-)

Zombie Mom said...

When the Olympics put worrying on the Summer Games schedule, I am so in, even if I am old.

I am world class, baby, all the way.

That said, it seems like life does end up working out even when it seems like it isn't...

I hope you can relax and enjoy your time away....

Hammer said...

Good luck and have a great trip!

tt said...

Holy cow!! That was fast.
Not to worry chica...you'll come back revived and refreshed after your vaca and you'll hit the 'packing mountian' with renewed evergy!
yay for you!
Try to keep the worry at bay for a while k? It's not good for the bowels. LOL

Jeff B said...

Hurry-up and wait. I hate that part of real estate transactions.

Hopeing for the best for you.

Bizarro Aunt Jackie said...

Shit just gets "Stressy" sometimes. We try not to worry, we aren't supposed to, but we can't help it...

However, I have heard it said, "Worry is the darkroom where negatives may develop."

And besides, think of it this way, what does the worrying really do for you?? Nothing good... never good.

It's just easier. :)

Aunt Jackie
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