Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Going once, going twice.....SOLD!

First, let me say I totally missed the meteor shower last night, or should I say this morning!

I stayed up specifically to watch it....... had gone out a few times to have a look see.....even though I heard it could best be seen between 12 am and 5am....then at 11 pm, I decided to
close my eyes for just a minute and there you go, sound asleep, missed the entire thing! Did any of you stay awake?

Oh, well! I guess I shouldn't cry over a spilled
meteor shower.

Anyway, for a few weeks now, my precious husband (trying to get back in his good graces), has been talking about going to a land auction. Pretty much if he's actually talking out loud about something, he's already made up his mind......just a little husband factoid.

I was
sooooooooooooooooooooooo against's not in a place I ever thought I would want to live, so for those of you who may live there, it will remain nameless for now......and of course, being the submissive stubborn, hardheaded, big mouthed wife that I am, I let my feelings be known right up until the morning of the auction. Thankfully, I have a very loving husband who rarely gets mad. I'm not saying he didn't, just that it's rare.

Off we go to the auction with the princess bride muttering under her breath,
we'll be the only ones there since no one in their right mind would want to own land there and I'm hoping he doesn't think I'm going to live there! The super hero was kindly ignoring the muttering.

Of course, by the time we got there, I had on my sweet wife face and was actually repenting in my heart for being so mean.

There were tons of people there! Who knew???? And the bidding was fast and furious. I was impressed with the auction company......... before the bidding actually started, they prayed!

We sat quietly while a lot of the land was auctioned off at higher prices than we were prepared to offer. Then it happened......I, the stubborn one who didn't want to go, said oh, bid $....... AND HE DID! Then the hard pressure started. The auctioneer started the "run the price up" chant.....NOBODY ELSE my desperation, I almost bid to run the price up.....fortunately, I realized it would still be us bidding and kept my mouth shut and my hands glued to my seat.

So, drum roll please......we are now the owners of a certain acreage in a certain part of the county. Now, I don't think we will actually ever live there, but I have one happy husband.

I now call him the Land Baron.


Mimi said...

I was up last night til almost 2 a.m and i had evry intention and going out to see it but then I forgot, I pretty sure with our monsoon clouds it would be hard to see any. I will try tonight, I think it is for a few nights!!! We ahve done it in the past summers!!!
Yeah for owning land!!! We own 10 acres somehwere I WILL NEVER live either!!!!! We have had ours for over 15 years and from that little bit of investment in the peak years a few back it was worth like over 10 times what we paid, so we are waiting patiently for the next big selling boom to hit!!! Hopefully before we retire, cause I do not want to live there either!!!!!

Madison said...

Well me and my sister went out there to see it but couldn't. We didn't even know where to look for it. I wish I could of seen it though.

The White Family said...

Email me privately and tell me where this land is! Meteor shower? What meteor shower? I guess I better pay more attention to life outside the White Household. :)

Sheryl said...

oh my gosh...i know someone who is married to a "land baron". that makes me so excited. well i guess i don't really "know" you but i am going to pretend that i do!!

windycorner said...

very exciting Nancy! its funny because I've always wanted to buy land but can't convince my husband.

Tonja said...

Missed the shower!

So, you are a land baroness now? I'm afraid I would be just like you were. I aint going no where!!!

Dawn said...

I never heard a word about a meteor shower until I read several people's posts who did or did not see it.

Congrats - I guess!

Donnetta said...

I did not even know there was a meteor shower until everyone started talking about the fact that it had happened. *sigh*

I enjoy going to auctions. I just have to be careful but it's so easy to get drawn into the bidding!

Congrats on winning. And land! WOW!

Jess said...

I did about the same as off work at 11, came in took my bath, ate a snack...then just was going to rest a bit....snore snore.....LOL

Hope all is well and that the paperwork goes smoothly with the land...

Love, jess

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Thats very exciting....This summer has been so crazy that I have not visited some of my favorite blogs often. I always enjoy stopping by yours. Have a Happy Sunday! I have a giveaway going through Monday morning.