Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Update on my LIFE

Hello peeps.  It's been a while - a long while.  Days have been rolling into each other and now the summer has slipped through my fingers.

My potential buyer for the condo didn't get her funding.  She had been pre-approved so everything was going right along.  We had a closing date of September 30.  The home inspection had been done already and luckily there wasn't anything major.  This is something the buyer usually pays for but I agreed to pay for half of it.  That meant that I'd get a copy.  Yay.  Something the next "buyer" won't have to invest in.  Luckily I hadn't gotten the appraisal yet so didn't have those costs.

In the meantime, I've been doing a lot of mental decorating at the new place.  At least it's been all mental so don't have any extra pieces of furniture hanging around and cluttering up my already cluttered home!  I'm even deciding what colors to paint, installing laminate flooring in one room, will I install a doggie door?  You know, the basic what to do when I move sort of thing.  I know a few bloggers who have either been buying and selling or remodeling so you know what it's like.  How long did you think about what you were going to do before you did it?

I had another craft yard sale and did pretty well.  I sold a bit of yarn (who am I kidding) I sold lots of yarn.  I also had some things that didn't sell the first time so put them back out.  After it was all said and done I posted onto a Facebook group site that I have craft supplies free for teacher's only.  Needless to say I had lots of responses and found a good home for four bags of supplies.  I felt so good about this.   The teacher/therapist told me that she just found out her budget was slashed to nothing.  As I go through things I'll be getting in touch with her.
Katie was exhausted from the sale.  Isn't it funny how she hangs over the edge of the couch!  My funny little girl.  Her muzzle was solid black when I got her.  Now she's getting gray all over.  Oh bless, just like her mom!

The beginning of a new week and someone else interested!  I showed my condo this past Saturday.  She's very interested and is looking at her options.  This person is more established and hopefully won't run into the same issues as the first person.  Keep your fingers crossed for me. 

After I showed my "new" potential buyer my place I gave her a little tour.  She doesn't live in town but works with me.  She commutes every day 1.5 hours each way!  We had a nice breakfast at Viola's and then I took her to the dog park that is located about a block from my place.  Her realtor had given her information on another condo that was for sale by owner in town and was scheduled to see it at noon.  We did a drive by - I was so glad she asked if I'd be willing to do that because I was VERY curious.  It turned out to be something she definitely wasn't interested in looking at and called the owner right away.  Yay.  That resolved itself rather quickly.

We then headed up to the Horse Stables, one of my favorite places.  Turns out she also likes the smell of horses, or, er, the stables in general.  We found some adorable miniature donkeys.
Aren't they the cutest!  

Anyway, the house purchase has been put on hold for now.  I'm fortunate that the owners are willing to wait a bit for me to sell my place.  This process has been exhausting to say the least.  I'm on a roller coaster ride and so ready to get off!

For those that have been wondering about me, thank you for inquiring if I'm breathing!  I've noticed that I've been more active on Facebook, primarily because I can add a photo with just a click on my phone and not have to write a post.  How lazy can a person get?



Summer said...

So good that your craft yard sale went well! Katie is so cute ♥


Robin said...

Hi Kay! Wow you have had a lot going on. Glad you are still breathing. I've been gone a while too. Sounds like things are going to work out great. I will be keeping you in my thoughts for everything to go smoothly...I would imagine you need that right now. I will send you an email or FB me! I rarely go out on FB though unless its my Rasz Art Designs FB page.

Hope you are feeling okay throughout all this. It can take its toll so be easy on you! Lotsa love and big hugs my friend! Robin

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you've had problems with your house sale..lets hope this new buyer is The One! We have moved into a rented place while we're looking for a house to buy...we're only around the corner from Julia now 😊
Hugs, LLJ xxx

okienurse said...

sorry to hear your first buyer fell through! It takes so long to get everything organized and I am glad to hear you did well on your sale! Hope this new buyer works out. Vickie

Susanne said...

Sorry that your first buyer didn't pan out. Will keep my fingers crossed for you. Just think how much of a head start you will have on the new place with all the extra planning time!

Glenda said...

My sister is a Nurse Practioner in two nursing homes and my extra supplies go there. Also send along cards so patients can give a card for a kindness someone has done for them.

Nikki said...

Hey Kay
Your sweet package arrived today those are some wonderful project life cards. They will make some really pretty cards thank you so much for your lovely handmade earrings too so sweet of you to have made them hugs Nikki. Funny I thought I sent this last nite but it's still on my phone lol

Princess Judy Palmer said...

hee hee, I understand the "I can upload a photo and not write a post" bit. So often the words just aren't there!

Good luck with the condo sale. We moved this year from one rental (apartment) to another (house). There was a lot of ups and downs to get there and in fact we gave up moving this year when the one we got was plopped in our lap and it was perfect. We measured rooms and furniture and made room maps of what all we'd put where beforehand. We only had a few weeks to dream before we got the keys. We overlapped the two places by a couple of weeks to make the move easier. We started putting things where we planned but our housekeeper laughed at us for cramming things so close together (it's what we were used to) so she helped us spread it out. We talked about what would get replaced (old lousy bookshelves and some of the craft room furniture) and did it within a couple of months. It's been fun to move and make a new place ours. We have some plans for the future (new sofa, new bed) but probably not this year. We can paint and plant if we'd like but we feel we've done enough for now. I hope you get to experience all that soon!

Neet said...

We must "friend" one another Kay as I have not been in touch with you but was so thrilled to see you on my blog and then discover all of this ab out you. I just thought you had moved and was busy.
So sorry about the disappointment but so pleased that the new place owners are happy to wait for you. Fingers crossed the sale happens now.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps sending love to you too

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Neet. We are already friends on FB!!!