Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A good trip

I had a really good time in Key West.
The trip from Tampa was a bit long, especially since I got caught behind these two big trucks!
It was at the end of a 7-8 hour trip which had started at 6 in the morning.
No problem, I was excited and looking forward to it. Then at the last 30 miles or so, these two big trucks pulled out ahead of me. Then they started going about 30 miles an hour!
Ugh, didn't they sense there was a tired driver behind them, looking forward to this:

hahaha, well it turned out ok.
The day that I went to see houses, I actually found that the 4 that I saw were quite nice. Two of them were real possibilities...well, let me explain.

There was one house that was really nice, close to the beach, a lot of space,(especially for Key West), and seemed to be a really good contender.

Then we went to another house, that in all fairness, had really great ideas, bones and structure.
This was actually the house that I was really looking forward to seeing.
The house itself had pretty floors, nice kitchen, even though they took out the good appliances and put in yucky ones, pretty master suite all on it's own upstairs, and a beautiful pool.
The problem was in the 15 people, (literally), 10 dogs and chicken that were "renting" the space. They just killed the house. There was a baby pushing around on a walker with no t-shirt and Mr. T starter kit necklace. There was the guy still high or drunk pulling up his pants coming down from the master suite, then there were the two yappy dogs with the chicken outside, the fenced in playpen...which I wasn't sure if it was for the kid or the other 8 dogs inside the house, the other set of renters in the separate mother-in-law suite, and the big guy jumping and splashing in the pool.
Needless to say, the poor realtor was appalled that she had to show the house like this, the renters seemed content at "their" house not being liked by someone which meant they could stay, and myself and my two realtors had a great chuckle afterwards about it all.

So, the day went well but I was still excited to see one more house, that was just a little bit outside of Key West, by about 10 minutes drive, that seemed to be good.
I went out for a dinner excited about the one house, plus with the anticipation of another good possibility. I was treated to this beautiful sky:

Then the next day came, and the meeting times changed. So, I met with the owner, no realtors. Neither of them could be there because of some other conflicts. Well, I loved it!
It really did feel like the right house. It has beautiful wide open ocean views and a cute remodeled house on the property. I had a good chat with the owner and it seems as if we may have a house soon!

Let's see how the bidding process goes, and when I am certain that we have it, I will post the pictures! I am very excited and feel like this is "it"!


mythopolis said...

Oh wow! How exciting! I will keep my fingers crossed for you!!!

Stephanie said...

Yay! Can't wait to hear how it ends! Excited for you! Glad you had a successful trip!!

Betty said...

I clicked on the picture and that really is a spectacular view! Can´t wait to see the house you want to buy!! You are so lucky to live there!

Jientje said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for you too!
That sky really is beautiful, maybe it was a good omen eh? I hope so!

Gabriela said...

I'm glad you had a good trip, and I'm even happier you are back!

Best of luck with house.

Ski and Beach baby!