Sunday, August 16, 2009

Kristin (Bill's sister), Raymie (nephew), Bill and I went to the Clipper's game tonight and had so much fun! We had great seats and the weather was beautiful!


Thursday, August 13, 2009

So far, everything is still a go with the house situation- I'm getting really excited, but was very sad when I was packing up my craft room. I've been packing and trying to get ready to go back to school. I went into school today and got about a foot away from hitting a deer on the way. Very scary! I got a lot done, but am going back on Monday. Shannon came over and brought me boxes and helped me pack and Sharon is coming tomorrow. Thank goodness for great friends :-)

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

We visited my grandparents while I was home. They're such amazing people! My 92 year old grandpa has a garden twice the size of mine and is WAY more weed-free than mine is :-) and my grandma just finished caining (caning?) this chair for my aunt.

More house drama...
Okay, so last we left off, the buyer had backed out. The seller that we were buying our house from was also in contract on another house, so it was the trickle down effect. She called our realtor the next day and said that she'd take money off her price so we could put it toward the fixes that our buyer wanted. So we contacted the buyer (who was still very wishy-washy"I have to talk to my parents" or "I need another 50 people to come inspect everything") and had another basement guy out to tell us if we really needed I beams put in the basement. He said he wouldn't if it was his house, but if you were to be extra cautious, he'd put in 6 at the most (the buyer had requested 11). So, we contacted the buyer AGAIN and told him that we'd have a structural engineer out and we'd to whatever he said we should do to the basement. The seller shoots back with a quick "no, want 11 I beams installed" (which just tells me he wants the $ and knows the I beam talk is crap.) so we tell him that we'll stick to the original offer, and include the money from our seller... He wants to have someone come out and inspect the roof again (the flashing around the chimney is questionable) and get an estimate of how much that'll be to fix. Keep in mind that this guy is getting a steal on this house to begin with... So anyway, he agreed to that, so we're in contract again... I'm not holding my breath or anything but here's hoping!!! I might've missed something, so I hope this all makes sense.
I went up to mom's to pick up Brin and Sharon and her family were there. We went to Stan Hywet. They had a "barkitechture" exhibit that different people had built dog houses. It was super cute!

On a side note, we had a very busy day- we went here in the morning, then took the kids to Lodi Outlet malls. We were all very sleepy by the end of the day, but Charlie was exhausted and not on his best behavior. He was sent to bed pretty much as soon as we got home and between the crying and yelling, he said to Sharon, "This is NOT the happiest day ever!" which grammy and I thought was hilarious...

We met grandma and grandpa at Burger King for breakfast. Annika was playing with my phone. I took it away from her and she gave attitude, so I gave her a stern, "Annika, no" and this was the look I got that Sharon caught with her camera phone... she certainly has the puppy dog eyes down.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

I'm so insanely frustrated. Our buyers backed out today. We dropped the price and still took less than we were asking. They had the inspection done and came back with a huge list of remedy requests (the longest one the realtor's office has ever seen). It's an old house, so it's gonna have problems. We had an electrician come by and fix all of the electrical problems and agreed to fix a few more. I thought we were being very reasonable and so did the realtor. If these people want a perfect house, they better up their price range by a LOT. I'm just so mad and disappointed. I was starting to look forward going back to school, but having a long drive the entire year is going to make it rough.... blah.