We were supposed to get six to twelve inches of snow today. The snow was supposed to start falling last night. Well, some form of precipitation started falling from the sky last night, and it kept falling all day, but only after 4:00 did it conform to my hopes and expectations and turn to snow. And after all that we didn't even get twelve inches of rain! though as I understand it rain is measured somewhat differently. Judging by the amount of heavy wet snow that's already accumulated, though, I can say that if the temperature had been anywhere lower than the 40 degrees farenheit recorded this morning, this storm would have been easily able to live up to its potential. Thus my title here.
We do not get to live in the house in Bedford that we looked at the other day and subsequently put in a bid on (in this and all other mentions herein of us buying a house it must be understood that we, which is to say Leah and I, have no part in the financial negotiations at all, except to be informed after the fact when a bid has been made on a particular property; which is not something I'm complaining about). Someone else wanted it more than we did, so it was not to be. In the abstract I can't say I mind terribly, since when we saw the house I wasn't immediately smitten with it, but in the interem I got kinda used to the idea of owning it--comfortable with the notion, you might say--so it was a bit of a shock to have it snatched away from me in such a fashion.
So the search continues apace, only now, facing the fact that we might have rushed into an unwise purchase (the house, though nice, was not what we had imagined as our perfect dwelling) I obtained from the library a book on buying your first house. I've already read the chapter on picking the property for you, which is as much as I intend to use the book for; the remainder is all about financing and credit scores and whatnot, which, again thankfully, is nothing we have to think about at this point. I also got a book about the architecture and design of houses on the waterfront. For inspiration. We will find a house eventually, and perhaps we will be able to relax again.