We had an ironic thing happen last weekend...we found a house. And we are in love with it.
It is in a better school district, 6 miles from the other half's work as opposed to 40. It has a HUGE backyard that is easily accessible and fully enclosed for M's safety. We have a yard that is an open space preserve currently, and while lovely, it is not practical for two young boys who could easily wander if not watched like hawks. It is a ONE STORY...I can't yell that loud enough since we have been living in the house of stairs for the past 2.5 years. Our current home is a 3.5 story with a crapload of stairs. I blame the increasing size of my rear on these stairs...you know, since I'm building up my glutes by constantly walking up and down them :)
B has chipped his tooth on these steps. He has had to have stitches on his chin because of these steps. I have severely twisted my ankle twice on these steps. We constantly have to provide physical prompting to M to go up and down, up and down these steps. I freaking hate stairs!
Anyhow, this house that we happened upon truly by accident, is represented by a realtor who happens to have a couple that he is representing who are looking for a home in our little town...in our price range. He will be here within the hour to preview it for his clients.
We're not running out and making any offers on this other house yet by any means. No, no...we've been through the selling game way too many times to get our hopes up that high. And yet, it is hard to not fantasize a tiny bit about how nice it would be if this all worked out for us. Oh, how happy I would be to not have to go through the process of listing and showing another home. We've had mixed luck with the four houses we have sold before this, so I truly believe we're due one of those amazingly easy home sales. (fingers and toes crossed)
So think good thoughts for us on this one, won't you? We could use them!