Saturday, April 01, 2006

Happy April!!

I've never much been into the April Fool's day end of things. Maybe because I totally suck at coming up with anything half way believeable.

I thought seriously last night about telling Phil that cable internet wouldn't be available where we are moving to, but that would be an awful risky venture. By the time it was over he'd probably rip up our sales contract and try to back out of the transaction. Then the joke would surely be on me, hehe.

Speaking of transactions, it appears that ours may be a done deal. We sent in our counter offer to her counter offer to our offer (hah!) about the inspection, and we requested a $2500 drop in sales price and the repair of the window she previously agreed to do.

That was too much for her, so she offered a reduction in the sales price by $2000 and the window being repaired. Basically she shaved $500 off from our offer. It doesn't take a genius to know that an offer like that is probably the best we're going to see from her, so we signed it and sent it back.

Now all we have to do is basically give her a check, pack, and wait for her to get the Hell out of our house.

You know, I figured pretty much that this would be an easy simple transaction. This just goes to show that even the things that appear to be a piece of cake on the outside, can be a pain in the ass.

I mean, I understand that this is a really stressful time for this woman who is selling the place. She's older, I don't think she's sold anything before in her life, and she's confused. I guess when the inspector was there, she would freak out every time he would write something down on his clip board. The thing is though, is that her agent is responsible for guiding her through the process-to clarify things for her and to help her understand what is going on, and I just get the impression that none of that was going on.

Oh well. As long as she signs the closing papers and gets out of there by June, I don't really care anymore. I just want it done.

Yesterday I tried to go through and sift through my books, to try to get rid of some of them. I have a ton of books. Mostly books that I wouldn't dream of getting rid of in a million years. That alone makes the whole process difficult. The thing about books is that I can't stand getting rid of a book I haven't read. And then, I have a hard time remembering if I have actually read something.

This meant that yesterday I ended up with three stacks of books. Books I was keeping. Books I knew I had read and didn't want to keep, and books that I couldn't remember if I had read, so I had better read them before I decide.

The worst part about this book stuff? Everyone in this house is a book piggy. So I went through one set of bookshelves....I still have six more to go. And then I have three big boxes of books stacked up in my closet that I know I haven't read. Go Ebay!

Well, I haven't had my coffee yet, so I'm going to head on down and get some started. Then I'm going to wander around my house, wondering where I should start.

Have a lovely day!

1 comment:

Annie said...

It was painful, utterly painful to part with some of my books recently. But I have to tell you, it cleared out a lot of room around here and I honestly don't miss them now. Next up, Adrian's books!