I’ve shared with all of you the news that we sold our home right before Christmas and that we’ll be moving to another small city next month. So you’re pretty much up to date with all the house stuff, right?
Tee hee hee...
Okay, enough of teasing you. I’ll get to the point.
Remember when I wrote about us being homeless in this post about a couple of weeks ago? Of course you don’t.
That afternoon we drove to Cornwall to see a house. We liked the house. We wanted the house. And we only had one condition: that we get the house before the sale of our own home finalized. In less than six weeks. We told their agent that we were willing to make an offer right then and there if the owners would accommodate that request. But if we had to go through the trouble of renting a place when we moved, we wouldn’t make an offer. We’d leave our options open and watch the market. And who knows? Maybe something even better would come along once we settled there. We left that with their agent and drove home.
We found out later that day that the owner wasn’t willing to accommodate our preferred date. Or rather, her kids weren’t. She is an elderly lady who went into a retirement home in the fall and her children and grandchildren would have to empty out the place for her. They couldn’t. Or wouldn’t. They wanted to wait till the spring. So we sighed, shrugged and moved on.
The next day their agent called again and said that if we were willing to tack on just a little extra to our offer so they can pay to have the place emptied out, we could make a deal. We told the agent we’d call him back. We thought about it, talked about it and came to the conclusion that it was a fair deal.
To make a long story short, we made an offer, hammered out the paperwork, drove down a second time to thoroughly inspect the house and signed off this week on Tuesday! We take possession of our new home on February 21 and I’ll be writing more about that adventure over the next few weeks. Even months.
We are no longer homeless. HOLYMOLY! It’s been a great week. And I hope it's been for you, too.
Happy weekend to all!