6/04/2013

What a difference a day makes

Yesterday, we went to see a possible rental house. The house was one that the owners built on their property to live in while they restored the homestead--that took about 3 years. We loved the house immediately. It was in our price range, with 3 big bedrooms; it had a new stove, gorgeous carpet, and an attached two-car garage with power so Hubby could do his wood working magic. It seemed perfect! It also seemed a bit underpriced, but we thought the rurality of the place and a driveway that was a tad difficult to use were the reasons for the price.

Even though we had an appointment to see another place on Tuesday, we decided we wanted this house and the owners seemed glad to have us because we gardened and were quiet, mature people. The guys shook hands in a 'gentlemens agreement' until we could get paper work done on Friday. And we giggled all the way home :)

Today it all fell apart when the owner called and told me that there had been a family emergency of some kind and they needed the house for the family to live in.

It's been a bummer of a day and we will start looking again tomorrow. I know in my head that there's a reason this happened, but my heart is still sad.

What a difference a day makes.

7 comments:

Belle said...

That is a disappointment! When we were looking for apartments we had a hard time but ended up with one we love. I'm sure that will happen for you.

Karen Frost said...

Aaaw! Sorry! Maybe it's better - the landlord sounds like he might not be too reliable if he would renege at the last moment. I hope you find something even better! xo

victory said...

Many blessings on your search to find rental property. I pray that you will be blessed with just the right place!

Jill Harrison said...

It was definetly not to be - and yes your dream house will arrive on the horizon - you just can't see it yet.
Have a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Liz Clark said...

Oh no so sorry to read your sad news. Well tomorrow is a better day. You will find the right place. Chin up!

John Ray said...

I know the feeling. We just moved after looking for a few months. There is nothing available in Canterbury unless you have loads of cash, no pets and want to sign up for a short term contract (so rent can rise more frequently!). very disheartening at times. Even though we just moved in this week, we are on the look out already as we only have this place until the end of August. Sigh.......

merinz said...

Sorry to hear that you are unable to have the house you wanted.But - as you say - there will be one out there waiting for you!