S O L D !
Desperately trying NOT to get our hopes up, Alex and I attended an auction in May of 2020 to bid on a house. We attended the open house back in March and fell in love, COVID-19 interrupted, and 2 LONG months later we found ourselves at our dream house on Auction Day. I thought our hearts were going to beat out of our chests. The nerves were at an all-time high! The huge crowd didn’t help. I kept saying “if it’s meant to be, it will be..” but we so desperately wanted it “to be”. Sure, the house and property need a lot of TLC, but we had the vision of what it COULD be. Personally, I was already planning the location of our Christmas tree.
The auctioneer announced the house was going up next, and I instantly broke out into a sweat. The bidding was opened up to the crowd. There were 7 people bidding on the house, then it went down to 3 and eventually 2. I think this is when the hives came (no joke). I stood frozen as bids went back and forth. It felt like forever. Then the auctioneer shouted the magic words,
“SOLD TO ALEX PULLUM!”
My face exploded into tears! QUE UGLY CRY FACE! I looked at my teary-eyed husband and screamed! Thankful doesn’t come close to how we feel. Talk about an emotional roller coaster!!!!
We took possession of the property that evening and went straight to work. We have been blessed with some amazing help and support by our family and friends. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the details, and it’s so nice to have such a wonderful support system. I am anxious for the day to invite our people over for fun instead of handing them a pair of rubber gloves. I promise, that day will come!
We are also very grateful for everyone who shared our listing on Cedar Street and our other property. They are both under contract, and if all goes well, we will close on them soon.
Last but not least, I want to thank my ROCKSTAR of a Husband for putting us in the position to take on this journey. You catch a lot of slack for your frugalness, but baby, I am so thankful for it. I am so proud of you! I love you!
We should have known as soon as we saw our wedding date on our bid card.