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7.30.2007

In Escrow! Hold me.

I actually wrote this during a BlogHer session this weekend, but never got around to finishing it with all the constant squeeing going on around me at the conference. Which I'll write about later, because I've discovered I'm quite squeeable.

Anyway.

I have known all weekend that we are officially in escrow. We sold our house.

I've been afraid to type the words. I still am. Without going into too much detail I'll just say that a lot of things still have to fall into place for this escrow to actually close in 30 days.

I am afraid to be hopeful when I just recently came to terms with the fact that an ugly ending seemed inevitable.

But, I will pretend. I will pretend that the beautiful sold sign outside of my house represents an end to this nightmare. I will pretend that we escaped. I will pretend that I am celebrating.

Because it feels so damn good.

32 comments:

lizinsumner said...

Congrats! Wonderful!! Love the look of that sign!!! And, everything is going to work and go like clock-work, I just know it!

Kaleigh said...

You've worked so hard for this. I'm praying the next month flies by and that all the pieces fall into place perfectly. Good luck!

Butrfly4404 said...

I'm so happy for you, Lena! I wondered when the sign actually goes up. My neighbors finally sold and are leaving on the 9th. They still don't have a sign up. You would think after being on the market for a full year, they would have demanded to see that sign.

I can't wait to hear about BlogHer.

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Terrific news!

blog Portland said...

Boo-yah! Now Chris can keep the rest of his hair.

Melissa said...

So relieved for you and understand the heartburn like feeling of waiting for everything to fall into place.

Finding the buyer is supposed to be the hard part right?

chirky said...

Yaaaayyyyy! I'll pretend with you. Martinis, anyone?

canape said...

That is good news. Hope everything else you hear for the next 30 days is also good news!

Karen said...

WOO HOO!! Congrats! That is fantastic news and I have complete faith that all will go well and the way it's supposed to in the next 30 days.
Can't wait to hear about BlogHer!

Y said...

You know how happy I am for you, right?

I'm SO happy, that I think I'm going to call you and sing 'JUICY LOVAH' to you over and over again.

Kim said...

Congrats Lena!!!

Wendy said...

I'm so happy for you! I've been silently following your saga, but this is too good to stay silent any longer. Crossing everything for you and your family. Good luck!
Yours was the first real blog I've ever read, and the inspiration to start my own - thank you!

Mom101 said...

I so loved getting to talk to you this weekend and getting the supersecret early scoop on the offers. Yay for you! Fingers tightly crossed.

Anonymous said...

WOOT! Kick Ass! That Rocks.... praying to the Closing Gods that all works out seamlessly! :)

Becki

Lavender Chick said...

Congratulations! Now I would say that I hope the move goes smoothly, but that's an oxymoron...There's no such thing as a smooth move. Regardless, you got the biggest chunk out of the way with a contract!

Melanie said...

Hooray!! Congratulations!!

Lena said...

We are so not out of the woods yet. I will chill the champagne, but I'm not popping it yet.

Y - I miss you already.

Christine said...

This is my first visit (found you through BlogHer links) and I just read your whole house ordeal for the past 2 hours. OH MY GOD.

So happy for you. I hope it all works out!

islaygirl said...

YES! YES! YES!

Frema said...

Wahoo! Escrow in the hizzouse!

Amy said...

yay yay yay yay yay yay!!!!

Marcia said...

I really just want to take you out for a LOT of wine. ANy plans on being in NYC soon?

Diana said...

I'm so happy for you, Lena...and for your family!
I have a feeling that when you're finally ready to pop the cork on that champagne bottle, the happiness with which it was popped will be heard by all of us. ;) Heck - let us know when you're doing it, and we'll all raise a glass at the same time!

Brillig said...

YAY YAY YAY!!!

katie said...

Yayhoo! It's really happening! And so LOVED meeting you at BlogHer and hanging at the W even if there were trees in my mojitos!

Suzie said...

That is great news. Hope all goes smoothly.

Jonathon Morgan said...

Congrats! The whole process of buying/selling a house seems so daunting right now (we're just starting) that it's nice to read about someone doing well!

Bobealia... said...

When? When Lena will you let the climax building end? I'm always on the edge of my seat. It's like reading Harry Potter for months. Please, please, please, please, bring it to a close. For your sake, and mine.

Beth said...

Delurking to say yippee! Glad this whole horrible process may finally be over. I'm checking back constantly for updates!

Lena said...

Katie - You were easily one of my most favorite people this weekend.

And whatever inappropriate things I said, it was my liver talking.

Lena said...

Liz - Doritos, wine, and McDonalds provide an unbreakable bond.

Isabel Kallman said...

happy. happy.


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