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A quickie update

Well, our offer was declined. Seems the seller thinks the market's going to get better. Methinks he doesn't know about that bird in his hand, but whatever. T'wasn't meant to be, and we're not stressing over it. After all, you can't expect to get a hole in one your first time at bat, right? :)

Anywho, haven't updated boring life stuff in a while, so here's some highlights:

  • Finally got to hang out with urban_bohemian in DC. We headed into Dupont last Wednesday after getting his comics so he could get some stuff at the HRC store, and we insisted Brian come and meet us (and Matthew, who came with us, and Edward, who also met us) for dinner. T'was grand, and next time I'm going to insist on seeing his place (and all his kitchen gadget goodness).

  • Quincy and I finally opened our presents to each other last Thursday. He got me Lilo & Stitch 2, a season of Farscape, and an animated Hermey the Dentist Elf. Glee! I got him 2 HRC necklaces and a watch, a jewelry armoire, Fantastic Four, Monster In Law, and a Starbucks gift card.

  • We did something Friday, 'cause he got off work at noon, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was. Oh well.

  • New Year's Eve was fun. We went with Steve, Silvia, and some of Q's co-workers to a nice restaurant on the point, and although I found it to be a tad overpriced (plus the live band SUCKED), it was enjoyable. We went to the early seating, so afterwards we went over to one of their houses, and they all proceeded to get drunk. Whee. Q's so happy he's married a designated driver. Hee!

  • Sunday was spent recouperating, and Monday was up to his Uncle's to put in the offer and go shopping at Ikea.

  • I'm currently sick - sore throat, stuffy, etc. Hopefully it won't get any worse than this, but we'll see.

  • Still jobless, but now that the holidays are over I'm going to press the one place to give me my job at last, the others to interview me, and if all else fails, I'll be working somewhere by the end of the month. Scout's honor.

OK, now back to playing Serious Sam II. Yay cheats! :P


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Jan. 5th, 2006 07:08 am (UTC)
"Seems the seller thinks the market's going to get better."

Your seller apparently doesn't read or participate in the world at large. Everyone -- even the experts who up until now have laughed at the people who thought the market would hit its bubble this year -- think the market will hit its bubble this year.

Although I will say, buying high isn't exactly the best thing one should do, either. If the housing market does fall a bit, you're going to get stuck with a property with negative equity and you don't want that. (Personally, I can't figure out how anyone *can* afford housing anymore... I mean, our little house that we bought in 2001 is now worth 250% of what it was then. Yikes.)
Jan. 5th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
National trends (and CA trends) don't necessarily affect the whole country. I know that the DC area, for example, while not on the fantastic rise that Los Angeles is, is far less likely to have a depression in the housing market than CA is. I don't know about Alan's area specifically, but it is possible that it is an anomaly from the national trend.
Jan. 5th, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC)
I agree, but they're talking about a national housing bubble, not just regional, this time. And as I said, even the skeptics are saying that prices just can't go up any more than they already have... Of course, I'm no expert on this. :)

(And I certainly am not counting on a housing bubble, I happen to like the equity we've got in our home...)
Jan. 5th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)
Like I said, it's that bird in the hand thing. Oh well - his loss. :D
Jan. 5th, 2006 01:13 pm (UTC)
What a shame that the seller didn't offer to negotiate the concessions, since you offered asking price. No wonder it's been on the market for awhile. Perhaps they really don't truly want to sell (or don't have their next house situation lined up and ready to go). If you truly like the place, you might consider a rebid after a few weeks, if it is still on the market.

www.realtor.com can be your friend...
Jan. 5th, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking if nothing else comes up, then we might make it known we're still interested. It's currently being used as a rental property, so the seller probably doesn't care when he actually sells it.
Jan. 5th, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)
if all else fails, I'll be working somewhere by the end of the month. Scout's honor.

Would you like fries with that?
Jan. 5th, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC)
Hopefully something a tad nicer. Best Buy, perhaps.
Jan. 5th, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC)
House hunting from everything I understand can be a royal pain in the ass, it took my friends six months before someone accepted an offer, and then the real problems begane...jpicon and I got very lucky
Jan. 5th, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC)
My former housemates were equally lucky. C'est la vie - we'll just find something better. :D
Jan. 5th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
A quickie update

I think the fewer updates on your quickies, the better d^;
Jan. 5th, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC)
You're turned on, aren't you? Admit it. :P
Jan. 5th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
Well, I have been watching Project Runway all week, and I saw an episode of Queer Eye last night (first time).

Hummina Hummina!
Jan. 6th, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)
I believe Sandra would win a fag hag prize for that. :P
Jan. 5th, 2006 10:51 pm (UTC)
Happy new year, and I hope you recover quickly from your cold.
Jan. 5th, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks, babe. Hopefully 2006 will bring bigger and better things for both of us.
Jan. 9th, 2006 10:19 am (UTC)
"I'll be working somewhere by the end of the month. Scout's honor."
Jan. 9th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
I believe that's what a Scout's honor is, although I was never a scout myself. Yup - I've run out of money, so even if it's retail, I'll be working.
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