Monday, March 14, 2005

Passages

Try as I might, I can't stay asleep tonight.... went to bed early and keep waking up, so I decided to come downstairs and blog. Seems life is in such an upheaval these days. We signed a purchase agreement on our house this (Monday) morning. While I am glad we don't have to worry about selling it any longer (just waiting for the house to pass inspection), a big part of me also resents our buyers for insisting on an early moveout date for us. They are a small family of 4 whose belongings are already in storage.... yet they are asking us, a family of 6 plus a dog, to move out 6 weeks earlier than we need to. We will most likely wind up in a 3 BR furnished apartment of about 1200 square feet.... spending about $4-500 more per month on accommodations and utilities than we currently do in our 3400 square foot house. I resent their "We did this 4 years ago when we sold our house, and it was really easy and cheap." (Never mind it was only the 2 of them and an 18-month-old.) Add to that the insult of "If you have trouble selling your playset, we'll buy it for $500." (This is a Rainbow Monster Castle, which cost $7K 2 years ago.) I am just disgusted with the audacity and arrogance of these people! OK, breathe...

On to lighter subjects. Hubby's brush with fame wound up landing him on the local TV news as well, where they featured a clip showing his face on the Parade cover. Too bad they didn't try to contact him so he could correct the "registered nurse" part. One nice thing about the Parade exposure was that an old coworker from Eglin Air Force Base called to talk to him. He was wondering if the picture would bring any old acquaintances around...

Tomorrow (Tuesday) I am having lunch with girlfriends from church. It is a bittersweet day; we'll be helping one friend celebrate her birthday (which was last Tuesday) and saying goodbye to another. My friend Kami (the Creative Memories gal) is leaving this weekend to move back to Arkansas; she and her 3yo daughter will be joining her husband, who has been living down there without them since right after Thanksgiving. As of yesterday afternoon, her house here had not sold yet, but there was someone who had expressed an interest after seeing it Sunday afternoon. I'm hoping they have called her back and made an offer. It would be a perfect way to end this whole episode.

I think I'll see if my brain will let me sleep now.

5 comments:

Suzanne said...

It's always stressful, moving and giving up a part of your life and memories! hang in there, your new place will eventually be in order, and things will fill homey and familiar again. Did you sell them the rainbow playset?

Thumper said...

I don't blame you for feeling resentful... That wasn't an exactly reasonable requirement for terms of sale. Would it be possible for you and the kids to go ahead and make the move. get a place out here and have Brian stay in temp quarters there? Might be cheaper...

Karen said...

Suzanne,

NO WAY we will sell it to them for $500.

Thumper,

NO WAY will we leave Nebraska any sooner than we have to. I would be miserable. It will be hard enough moving *with* him, and absolutely horrific without him.

kym said...

I wouldn't sell that playset either! I'm sorry that they aren't being more reasonable.

Was your hubby's article online? I couldn't find it it. I clicked your link but I couldn't find the exact article. Is it available online?

Karen said...

Thumper,

One other thing I forgot to mention; Halle is in a wedding here at the end of May. We can't afford to move out there and come back so soon. Wouldn't work.

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