we didn't buy a house so we bought a bed instead

March 16, 2022

i wish i was kidding, LOL.   

junior and i recently renewed our lease for another year at our current apartment, which subsequently ended our search to buy a house.  i guess we were pretty insane for thinking we could even attempt to buy a house in this real estate market.  i've wanted to buy a house for so long but we just kept putting it off. we honestly had no money back then and we really just wanted to travel.  buying a house just wasn't a priority. but then the pandemic happened and that shifted my perspective.  having to "stay home" meant i wanted a home that i could call mine.  we got our finances in order and the timing felt right.

the first offer we put in was for a cute ranch in our favorite town.  it needed a lot of work but we misjudged the market and went in slightly below asking.  we were crushed by an all cash offer, way over asking, from a millionaire in brooklyn looking to downsize.  i was devastated and not just because i didn't get this particular house but because the reality sunk in... maybe this wasn't our time.
we still kept trying, looking at so many different houses, obsessing on the zillow app, arguing over what we're willing to give up or how far we wanted to stretch our budget.  we put in two more offers, and both were rejected.  in the meantime, we received our annual lease renewal from our leasing office and needed to make a decision asap.  after going back and forth and back and forth, we decided to renew for another year.  it just made sense financially.  i know it was the right decision but i was so disappointed.   instead, we decided to make a few changes to our current space so we had something new to look forward to.  we ordered a new king sized bed frame and a new mattress.  i am quite literally in love with both (and my back is so grateful)!!! 

i'm still bummed about it all but i'm also trying to be realistic. it will all makes sense in hindsight! in the meantime, i'm going to enjoy updating our bedroom.  junior actually surprised me and painted the wall this charcoal grey, which i surprisingly love!  (i wasn't fully convinced on the idea of painting the room at all but he wouldn't let up!  i finally caved and told him to do what he thinks will look best and this is what he surprised me with!! bravo, husband!).  

also, my sweat set is c/o shein.  you can use code spring1232 for 15% off their entire site.

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