I totally understand your enthusiasm at this very significant purchase in
your life. Here in our area, that would be a bargain beyond belief!
It sounds like your happiness with your new home nearly matches my own for
where I am. Though all of my adult life, except for the first six months
in an apartment, I've always lived in my own home (often with a mortgage
as this one has), this is the first time I've lived where I chose to live.
The day I looked at it (to help my son buy it, later his wife said no), I
walked half way through the living/dining room and said, "If Darin and
Tina don't want this house, I do!" It only got better as I went through
the house, into the back yard and onto the covered patio off the garage.
My childhood wasn't the best, and this was the first time in my life I
ever really felt like I was home; the house wasn't/isn't just comfortable,
it was/is my home, really my home. It is not something I can explain,
especially since the neighborhood in which we raised our children was
quite special (and just up the street and around the corner from where I
now live). Later that week the realtor wrote my earnest money and turned
it in with my son's withdrawal. It took nearly 19 months for me to get it
(seller's side, not mine), but I held out and now it's mine. There were so
many problems that, after the first two months, I posted photos on a web
page and asked for prayer from our on-line support group (the house
purchase started the fall after my son died); I firmly believe that the
prayer helped, if only to keep me in the right state of mind. The final
irony, and perhaps evidence of a master plan of which we are very unaware,
of it all is that when it did finally close, it was at the absolute
perfect time, for many reasons.
Many said to just get another one, but sometimes we just can't do that, so
I understand totally why you didn't bargain, but grabbed it immediately!
It sounds like you have something extra special and that your house
deserves a loving family which it sounds like you folks shall be.
Congrats again. May your family and you have a long and happy lifetime