Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Moving

This has all happened so fast! Last week I got a call from Brian's mom (Brian was in Dallas all week). She said there were some new condos in Dublin that were going to be marked down 25%-40% starting Saturday at 9am. I wasn't too optimistic that it was something I wanted but I thought I would check it out. (Real Estate in CA is ridiculously expensive!!) I went and fell in love. Beautiful 3 bed 2 bath, 1400 square feet with hardwood floors. The builder had created this frenzy by telling everyone that hundreds of people were getting pre qualified (they only had 25 units to sell) and that people would be lining up to get the one they wanted. So my TYPE A, competitive personality kicked in and I was determined to be 1st in line. Even though Brian had never seen them and had no time to look over the numbers to see if we could even afford it. But I thought it was worth a try. It was the biggest three bedroom available. It was on the ground floor so it has a nice patio and beautiful upgrades. The sales people told me a lot of people wanted that unit. True or not, I don't know but I was not taking any chances. So I got one of my younger brothers, Tyler, to watch my kids and I showed up at 8am Friday morning. And I was 1st in line. It happened to be the same day as some record breaking heat (it is not usually 95 degrees in May!) But I didn't care. I had a cooler with cold water, a lounge chair and umbrella. My other younger brother Trevor came to sit with me (in case I had to use the restroom). I was there about 15 minutes when I see Brian's brother Jon coming up the sidewalk. He was number 2. Then about 20 minutes after that Brian's sister Shannon showed up. She was number 3. It was just so funny. The Thomas family likes a deal! As you can see from the picture above there was a line! The people in front of me are Brian's parents. They came to hang out. Brian caught an early flight out of Dallas and made it to Dublin about 4:30. After crunching numbers for a long time (until about 1am) Brian decided we were going to go for it. So I went home and Brian slept on the sidewalk. It was really all worth it and so satisfying to know we were #1.

This is the only decent picture I have of the place. And the cherry on top is that it comes partially furnished! New couches, new kitchen table......so basically the only items of furniture that we currently own that are coming with us is our boy's furniture. Easy move! We are so excited!!!

7 comments:

EmilynDev said...

OH MY GOSH!!! It is beautiful! Congratulations! That is such a fun story to tell!! And with furniture???!!! So Lucky!

Melissa said...

YEAH!!! I'm so proud of you girl! Way to take action (we all know who really runs the family even when hubby is around) It looks beautiful - LOVE the counters and backsplash. I'll give you a call when I get a chance....

Natalie said...

You're awesome, Corinne! What a funny story. Did Jon and Shannon get one, also? I would love to check it out after you move in!

mandymock said...

CONGRATS! That is a beautiful place. What's even better is that you'll be just down the street from us!!

Corinne said...

Yes Jon and Sahnnon got one too. They both got the smaller 3 bed room floor plan. But they are still pretty nice.

And Mandy... I can't wait to live close to you! You will have to tell me all the fun stuff to do in Dublin!

danielle said...

Wow! I am pretty jealous. How fun. Pretty funny that you were first in line...I still remember playing Settlers with you;) I am so glad you have such a cute place to live.

ps. will you email me your address? My email is daniellebwilson@gmail.com.

The Stapletons said...

Congratulations!! It looks beautiful, and I am truly impressed that you were first in line. I'm with you on how exhausting major decisions are. I'd like to swear off them for a long, long time.