We did something pretty crazy last week. We put an offer on a house. It's a definite fixer, but in an ideal location near downtown and it was, to our surprise, within our grasp price-wise. So we did it. Then somebody else also put in an offer. There have been counter offers and counter-counter offers. We didn't, however, want to get into a bidding war so we put in our final offer and now we wait. I'm trying to stay busy, or zen, but it's not easy. How do you prepare yourself for your future home sliding through your fingers? How do you prepare, for that matter, for a house becoming your future home? We're trying to do both. Simultaneously. Tomorrow afternoon needs to hurry itself up already.