The last handful of days have been weird ones – full of ups, downs, and in-betweens. It felt as though nothing actually went as planned, but we did our best to turn those lemons into lemonade (so they say). I’ll admit that while I was, at times, a bit of a Gloomy Gus, I bounced back just as quickly – as it seemed that most things were out of our control, so what’s the point of dwelling?
We did take a (too quick) trip to Cincinnati where we were able to spend time with Scott’s family and friends (good!), but we were derailed for a bit when our trusty wagon needed a trip to the car hospital (bad). While we had every intention of spending an afternoon at our favorite college-day haunts while in Cincinnati, those plans were nixed when our car went downhill (and in a ironic twist, this happened while we were driving up a hill when an axle went haywire. But it’s fixed now – good!).
Progress has been made on The One (sort of good?), but the so-called “progress” means that we have officially let it go – bad, yes, but we can finally just move on. There is some relief in that, so we’re ready to get back out there, dig in our heels and take that good with the bad – and make it really good again.
If that makes any sense.
Even though it’s been an exhausting few days (mentally, mostly), we are feeling optimistic about what’s to come. We have a dose of spring fever – it’s around the corner, right? (despite the snow storm we drove through to get back to Chicago) – and family time was perfect and necessary. This whole limbo-living nonsense won’t get the best of us, nope. Good things are coming; we can feel it.
How were your weekends? Who has snow?
PS… Our Joss & Main Curator’s Collection ends this morning at 10am EST – and if you’re not a member you can skip the line and sign up right here!
Sorry to hear you guys aren’t getting the house. Something better is surely in the works. Good luck.
So sorry to hear about The One – but it will make finding the Real One even better! So glad you guys are staying optimistic!!
Loved, loved the Collection – the stuff was so you!
We have snow in Erie (of course!) – just what I expect for a typical Spring day!
Thanks, Jimmy. That has to be the reason, we think. There’s something else that was meant to be ours…
Hannah, thank you! You’re right! The “Real One” is waiting, and we’re ready to get it! We used to go to Erie a lot for hockey tournaments; yup, just another spring day with snow, right?!
Damn. I’m so sorry. And the car to boot? And it’s still winter even though it’s supposed to be spring? I’m glad you have each other, and your furry ones to get you through. Feel the grief, let it out, let it go, make room for something new. Isn’t that how it goes? I think you guys have earned a little merry-making, or some loud music, or some crazy dancing, or something. Rest assured that you WILL find your home. Until then, positive thoughts from my corner of the world to yours.
Kati, thank you. There’s definitely crazy dancing and loud music in this home almost every night, so we’re trying to stay upbeat! Everything happens for a reason.
At least there is closure…. there is nothing worse than waiting and wishing with no end in sight. Plus, as others have said, it will make it that much more exciting when you really do find THE one. Can’t wait to see what you end up with!
Chin up buttercups! I know it’s a bummer but you won’t even remember that house when you find YOUR house and make it even more beautiful. Short sales are a real pain and can make home buying much harder than it needs to be. Happy hunting!
So sorry to hear about the house, the car, and the still-winter weather! I know your perfect house will come along, but the wait is never easy.
Hope your Joss&Main collection went well!
I’m with everyone above- we lost the first 3 places that we loved when we tried to buy in Chicago. But then our place came up on the market, we snapped it up, and we can’t imagine living anywhere else!
Fingers crossed that the search is over for you guys soon!
Buying a house really is a roller coaster! We lost our first 2, but ended up with the perfect place for us. I know your perfect place is just round the corner.
Ooh, please add that second photo (blue sky, yellow bridge) to the Print Shop? Is it in Cincinnati?
Hi Lindsey, yup, it’s in Cincinnati! I’ve added it to our Pinterest board to see if folks would like to see it in the Print Shop. So far, folks seem to like it! :)
Yay! I love the colors/composition and my boyfriend is from Cincy, so it would definitely find a great place in my home!
I’m so sorry that the house didn’t work out, but I think the universe always has a funny way of making these things work. I’m sure you’ll end up with a house even more fabulous than that one, best of luck in your search!