Monday, May 21, 2012
I think it's fate. Or divine intervention. Maybe karma? Who knows. What I know for sure is, at three o'clock this morning I went through the real estate listings again. There, under commercial properties, was the perfect - and I mean THE. PERFECT! duplex for Walker and me and my mom. I never look under commercial properties. Usually, those are just....commercial. Lots of bars and hair salons with the odd office space tossed in. Why did I look now? That would be the divine intervention part. Or maybe one of my peeps in heaven gave me a tap on the shoulder......Anyway: usually when you see a side-by-side duplex the two units are mirror images of each other. That was a bit of a problem, as Walker and I wanted more space than my mom. This place has three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the "owner" side, but two bedrooms and 1.5 baths on the "rental" side. Both sides have attached garages, which is a definite need for my mom. My mom's side also has laundry on the main floor. Walker and I will enjoy some finished space in the basement, along with not one, but two gas fireplaces. I always wanted a fireplace. Just one thing - we have yet to see it in person. We have an appointment for later today. I'm so nervous - if it's at great as the listing makes it look, I want it. I'm hoping that it being hidden in the commercial listings means that nobody else will find it and start a bidding war. Cross your fingers for us!