The biggest thing that happened is that H and I had a whirlwind courtship with a house. Well, with the Vancouver housing market being as hot as it is, I think a one night stand would be a better description!
At the beginning of May, we were getting to that "ugg I'm getting sick of house hunting", "are we ever gonna find our home", "when are we actally going to get a weekend to ourselves again", and "are we going to be living with my parents forever".... frame of mind. We were going through the motions but after being out bid on 2 other houses, and after months of looking not finding many that we were even excite about... we were getting frustrated to say the least.
We kept on plugging along, and our patience paid off because we finally found "the one". In our house hunting (and life) I am the visionary, and H is the practical one, I am the excited on the outside kind, and H is the excited on the inside kind, you know... opposites that attracted. So, it was a very telling moment when H was the one to push to pounce on the house.
We saw it on the Saturday at the first open house, managed to get an inspection the next day (thank goodness for our amazing realtor- mwuh Jeff!), and found ourselves embroiled in a 9 way bidding war on the Tuesday (yup that'd be just 4 days from the initial viewing...I told you it was a one night stand!).
Somehow we miraculously beat out the eight other interested parties, signed on the dotted line... and starting planning for our closing date, which was just 3 weeks away!