Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck!

You may be wondering about the title of our latest post. If you are one of those people that retains meaningless bits of sports trivia (pretty much every male I have ever known), or you happen to live in Texas, you would know that "Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck!" happens to be the opening line of Texas A&M's War Hymn.

So what we're really trying to say is: "WE'RE MOVING TO TEXAS!" College Station, Texas that is, and Mike will be starting his Ph.D. at Texas A&M this Fall. I never thought I'd live in Texas. I never thought I'd live in Indiana either. Funny what life brings.

We visited College Station at the end of April hoping to find a house. We found ugly, overpriced houses in good areas of town and really cute, new houses in the bad areas. Luckily, there are new homes coming on the market every few days or so. We made an offer on this house:


Somebody else made an offer earlier on the same day, and we didn't get the house.

This house came on the market this past Monday:

We made an offer that day, without seeing it in person mind you. Two other people made an offer on Monday. We just found out we didn't get the house. The person who did, paid 100K in cash for it. Apparently, the economy's housing woes are not so woeful in Texas. Texas really is like it's own country.

Despite these setbacks, I'm not worried about finding a house. I know that everything will work out. We'll keep you updated on our long distance house hunting.

11 comments:

Mer and Mel said...

Texas! How exciting! I do hope you find something- house hunting can be a pain. For sure keep us updated!

The Gillespie's said...

AHHHH! I'm so excited for you to be that close. I was telling Kirk the other day I am sad he doesn't really know any of my friends, but I know all of his. So, now's my chance! When are you guys moving? Good luck looking for a house. I just know that you'll LOVE Texas. It's a great place to live:)

Allee Family Blog said...

Hey guys! Congrats on making your decision and I am sure you will be happy and successful in Texas. Goof Luck! (I meant to write good luck, but my typing skills are poor - in proofreading I thought goof luck was kind of a cool way to say we wish you well so I left it). Jessica and I hope you keep in touch!

Shannon said...

Congrats on school and good luck with the move!

Jason and Kiersten said...

Texas! Wow. You'll love it! Josh is in Midland, Texas on his mission right now. let us know when you come to orem to visit!

hailey said...

I haven't seen your blog forever! Congrats on the move! We are dealing with the exact same thing trying to buy a house in Nevada. We're currently waiting to hear back on house number 3. I hope we both get a house soon!

Jedda said...

We are going to MISS YOU! But are so excited for you (and all that new furniture) to find your new place!

McKenzie said...

Oh good luck! It will all work out!!

Cort and Amy said...

Congrats you guys! I have a classmate that did her undergrad at A&M, and if she's representative of how people feel about being Aggies, College Station should be pretty insane during football season. I just hope you guys don't cheer for them when they beat us in the Big Dance next year.

Chrispy Critter said...

Maybe it is a sign that you should stay here with me! :)

Jessica Allee said...

Congrats on your acceptance and choice! We are so excited for your family...Good luck with the whole house shopping experience. It will work out!