We are cautiously optimistic that this property is the one. We are in the "wait and see" mode right now, and, frankly, we are experiencing a range of emotions I've only ever experienced before in pregnancy. Dread, heartburn, excitement, daydreams about the future...
You see, this wasn't supposed to happen yet. Looking for properties online was a research exercise: What kinds of places are available? What kinds of selling prices are we looking at? What places would work best for what we want to do? What does our wish list really look like, once we see various properties? We were supposed to be saving more money, and getting another property completely sold. We were supposed to have the business plan in place, and be closer to having more time to implement it. We were supposed to be utterly convinced that this was the right time. We were supposed to be a lot of things, and be in a better place, timewise, for this.
What this unexpected turn of events has done, is that it's helped us refine the dream. It's helped us take a good look at our finances. It's helped us identify what we truly want. It's helped us figure out what we don't want.
And it may turn out after all that this is not the right place. The sale may fall through. The sellers might not agree to our terms. The inspection may turn up hidden horrors that we can't address. Who knows?
Right now, all I can do is trust the dream and see what happens.