January 29, 2018
JPC #12: Starts with "M".
I could have used one of our fireplace mantels for today's post "starts with M" ~ we do have 3 in the house. I could have used memory and talked about my mom's journey with Dementia. I could have used the word Mom and talked about how much I cherish my life as a Mom to our kids. But in the end, I chose the word "maybe" in relation to this photo I took last week when I was at our very tiny local county museum. This photo is of a local house out in the country that we almost bought. Why the word "maybe"? Because we had many maybe queries at the time. Maybe it has asbestos. Maybe it has ghosts. Maybe it's not priced right. Maybe it will have many hidden issues. Maybe it will collapse into the well. Maybe we won't be able to reno it the way we want. Maybe the neighbors won't like us. Maybe it will be too loud, so very close to town. We decided to not pursue it after first making an offer than realizing we had way too many concerns. When we decided the next day to pull our offer, after letting the couple know that we were excited to own such a neat property but we had some things to check out and they basically insisted on an offer so they could stop showing it but we said if we couldn't get our answers we would pull it and they were perfectly fine with that, but then when we did, they were horrible. Even talked about suing us for lost potential ~ we made our offer at 10 p.m. the night before and pulled it by 8 the next morning ~ not sure how many showings they lost in that time. In the end, the family that eventually did buy it flipped it after doing the renos but they never lived in it because the amount of asbestos that was in the structure. Many things they just covered up (we went to the open house) and lost money in the end. So it was the right decision. But sometimes we still talk about "maybe" we could have done a great job on it! Would have been fun to live in a house with so much history. Love our brand new, from the ground up, home. And the amazing history we are now creating here with our family.