We are R and S (and baby B). We are both architects (in training) working in central Connecticut.
We bought this house on July 30, 2010 after 2 1/2 years of searching and 3 failed deals. We have always wanted to save a house... the older the better! We found a couple houses we liked, but were met with either bank issues (due to the condition of the house) or seller issues (sellers being approached with cash offers while under contract with us). When we found this house, we knew immediately it was the house for us. That's not to say that it was smooth sailing however... it was a long long 3 months complete with 3 different loans, 2 generous monetary gifts, and many many surprises. But it was totally worth it!