Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Hello, what's up? Let me start off by saying that I realize the picture is more of a winter scene but I'm so sick of the freaking summer I'm just fantasizing. We are now in like the 54th straight day of above 100 degree heat. What the fuck?!
Anyway, things have been busy around here. As you know we sold the house. It's been bitter-sweet. Sweet because we know it's the start of something new. Bitter because we've had so many wonderful memories in the four years that we've lived here. But now someone else will create wonderful memories here, just as people have done in the first house we built and moved from.
What can I say? It's what we do.
So, last weekend we had a huge garage sale and got rid of so much freaking stuff, you would not believe. We made a ton of money, and on top of that, we don't have to move that crap.
The last few days have been a bit stressful, though. You see, as with any sale of a house, there are things that are found during inspection that needed to be addressed. There wasn't much, since we took good care of this house. But there were a few things. One being a slight crack in the back of the fireplace. It wasn't a big thing, or so we thought. You see, the crack appeared the first time we used the fireplace, the first week we moved in, and we called the builder and told them about it. They told us that it was a heat crack and it was normal. So, we thought nothing of it for the next four years. Well, the inspector wanted the back of the fireplace replaced, and to have the chimney swept.
So, Steve called Dick Van Dyke and he came over and swept out the chimney (Steve made sure to shake the sweep's hand for luck) and fixed the crack. Then, $200 later, we thought it was fine. But then we realized that we read the agreement wrong. We had thought the crack just needed to be repaired, but it indeed said to replace the entire backing. That would be another $300-$400. Great!
So, after a day or so of sweating, the buyers said it was fine and all was well again in the world. So when that and a couple of other minor things were fixed, we're good to go with the closing on the 28th! We're going to start moving out on the 24th and we can't wait to start and get it all over with!
Once we're settled in the new place I can get back to the search for a publisher for Luthor. You see, it takes so long to get responses back from them that everything had to be put on hold while the house was on the market because I never knew when our address would change. It would be just my luck to get a publisher or agent sending me back a positive response and to have it lost in the mail.
Okay, that's it for now. I have work to do. Pack, pack, pack!
Be nice to each other.
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