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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Some things aren't meant to be...

It's a very cold, rainy day here in LA and I'm very sad to tell you that we had to withdraw our bid on the little Victorian. After having it inspected and investigating further we discovered that it would have been far more expensive than we realized to deal with the removal of the peeling lead-based paint. There's a new law that requires painters to treat lead paint as if it were, well, asbestos.
(More on that here...)

So our search goes on....

(Photo by Pearled.)


Blogger Giulia said...

I am sorry, Tina. I know it's upsetting...& I hate when people say 'but' but I'm going to. Friends dealt with lead issues years ago in Brooklyn that actually put them in bankruptcy from the mess...& medical bills. It's still not over at 7 years & counting. I'm glad for that law.


December 19, 2010 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger avant garde design said...

that's awful! so sorry to hear. i've been keeping tabs on your story and was very happy for you, you had finally found another dream home, good luck in your new search. you'll find an even more special one, i know it ;)

December 19, 2010 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger Hanny said...

I'm sorry for your disappointment, but in my experience, these little walls that we bump into eventually lead us to something better that we just hadn't seen before.
Those old houses are beautiful in an artistic sense, but just like an old, wooden boat, they are nothing but money and maintenance. It is better to look at them and appreciate them, but let somebody else handle the upkeep.
Good luck in your search!

December 19, 2010 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Krissy ♥ said...

Aww, I'm sorry to hear it wasn't meant to be. :( Best of luck in your search, and I'm sure you'll find something equally as charming that will make your heart beat faster. :)

December 19, 2010 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Saumya said...

I'm sorry to hear that :( My family also did not get the first house they wanted but we ended up in something much better suited for us. You never know what this will lead to!

December 19, 2010 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger liza said...

I'm sorry to hear this, Tina. I'll be hoping you find one that suits you even better.

December 19, 2010 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Some Style... said...

oh, sad to hear...but really hope you find just the perfect little place soon!

we've got Winter Wonderland and freezy cold over here, haha! ;)

checked out my little Giveaway!!


December 19, 2010 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry about this disappointing news, but I wish you all best luck in finding the home you are meant to be in. When it comes, you will know. Hang in there, and have a happy Holiday Season :)

December 19, 2010 at 5:40 PM  
Blogger Simply Me said...

I'm so sorry that it did not work out for of luck with your search for a new house!

December 19, 2010 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger little augury said...

oh sadly there are many things that are not meant to be and sometimes it is the things we want the most- don't ask why, because how could there be any logical answer? that something better is coming perhaps, I hope so for you and yours. go to Paris-

December 19, 2010 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger lady lyles said...

i'm so sorry to hear, but i know you'll find an even more perfect home. xoxo, LL

December 19, 2010 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger Tonia said...

I'm so sorry about the house - it is heart-wrenching when the one you've set your sights on turns out to be the wrong one for you. Hoping something even better is just round the corner for you!

December 20, 2010 at 12:57 AM  
Blogger kimberj said...

I am sooo sorry to hear that but its better to find out than get saddles to a place that wrecks your budget and breaks your heart. You'll find your place to settle into and it will be sooner rather than later! Has your lovely daughter done any fun videos lately?

December 20, 2010 at 5:30 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Oh no! Chin up. I hope you find an even better place soon!

December 20, 2010 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Molly said...

I'm so sorry to read that you had to withdraw your bid. I hope something even better comes along for you soon!

December 20, 2010 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger Samantha Schroeder said...

When one door closes, another one opens. I too fell in Love with the first house we put an offer on and someone else beat us to it. I was
super bummed but then shortly after we found the One!! xo Samantha

December 20, 2010 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Vera-Ikon said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear that. I was very excited for you when I read that you're getting the house!

Keep looking. I'm sure you'll find another you'll fall in love with :)

December 20, 2010 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger taylorkitto said...

so sorry to hear that! keep looking and don't lose hope! I just know there is a beautiful, victorian home in the future for you :)

December 20, 2010 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Shell said...

Aw, I was rooting for you with the house. You know what that means, a better is going to come.

December 21, 2010 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Uncle Beefy said...

Tina, I'm so sorry to hear about this! I know it must be hard but you must know that the right place will turn up when it's time. Little consolation in the moment, but something I believe it is true. Be well and know that I'm wishing on the highest star for your ship to come in. :)

December 22, 2010 at 11:14 PM  

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