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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.)

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20 Comments on Some things aren’t meant to be…

  1. 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.

    xoxo

  2. 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 😉

  3. 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!

  4. 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. :)

  5. 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!

  6. 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 :)

  7. 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-

  8. 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!

  9. 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?

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

  11. 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 :)

  12. 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 :)

  13. 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. :)