Friday, November 21, 2014

homeowners!


it was saturday, october 4th. and i remember that quite clearly for a whole bunch of reasons! for one, it happens to be the b-day of one of my dearest, bestest friends and also... alabama football played that afternoon, and lost. which does not happen!! so, not a happy memory! but a memory nonetheless. but it did help a whole lot that on this october 4th, my husband and i were indeed honeymooning in the british virgin islands! staying at scrub island, the most beautiful gem of an island [where we so amazingly got to watch the alabama game!... in the bvi's.... outside at the resort bar ... i mean!!! technology is the coolest] so! with the ending of that game being not so in our favor, us honeymooners were o-v-e-r anymore football watching for the rest of the day. plus! we had important things to get back to! like sunbathing and exploring.

that night, while getting ready for din, wi-fi graced us with its lovely presence and so while austin beat me in the getting ready process like he usually does, he googled his normal austin things. he happened to come across a townhouse back in atlanta that had just come on the market that very day.  atl real estate, it  miiight be a funny thing to google, ha! but not really when you are austin p. hyatt, and not really when him and his lady [me!] have been looking for the past couple of months. because apt life! you were fun! but we have been feeling pretty ready to say our good-byes. so yes, he came across this one sweet townhouse. in the same neighborhood we had looked at prior. right in buckhead, an area we love and just so happened to be two miles from his workey and three from mine! we knew it would not be on the market for very long. little homes like that, in this particular area always, always go fast! [which we found out firsthand once or twice! but everything happens for a reason! and i'm a million times thankful for that or else we would have never had come across this particular homey.]

but since we weren't flying back until monday, we just sort of left it hanging in our minds until we headed home to the us-of-a. we still had some honeymooning to do! when we arrived home we were happy to see that it was still on the market! which seems sort of silly to say, because only two days had passed! what can happen in two days! [a lot i tell you!]

austin's brother, our handy dandy real estate agent set us up to tour the townhouse the very next day. and we loved it!! like we knew we would. we ended up making an offer that very night, eeeek! except, it seemed other couples had the same idea, because the sellers received not only our offer, but four others that tuesday evening! we were then asked to submit our best and final offer by the next morning, which we did. and then tick tock went the clock -- well into wednesday morning... afternoon... evening. and our patience and hope just grew thinner. until stone called me and put me out of my misery. he sounded all down and depressed until he said - we got it! tricky hyatt! tricky. 

it was the most exciting, happy feeling! and while i wanted to shout it from the mountain tops, i knew i should probably keep those lips of mine sealed until you know, it was really really official. and by gosh, last friday it was! we closed! i swear i thought that friday would never get here. ever. time seemed to move ever so slow. but closing day arrived! and with it, made us first time homeowners! 

i've pictured that moment, the one where you enter your first home with your husband for the first time, and im pleased to say it played out just as i hoped ;) with stone carrying me over the threshold [i've seen toooo many movies!] and having our first family din, picnic style on the floor of the house [from a yummy pizza place right down the road, which i can fore see me becoming quite a groupie regular] ...anyways, the end!! [or well really, the beginning!]

2 comments:

Pamela said...

awww how exciting!! Congrats :)

Michelle (michabella) said...

Congrats!!!! House looks beautiful! I love a good kitchen :)