Well, I warned you.
Although I wanted to continue to blog on a regular basis, the reality is that August was pretty brutal in terms of time available. As a wise man once said, “Let me ‘splain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.”
August was our last month in the duplex in which we’ve been spending less and less time in every month. It works in the way that we get out of the duplex and save a modicum of money and it helps the owners in the fact that they can turn it over and rent it to prospective new tenants. Apparently there was a plant closing and some of the jobs are coming over to Grantsburg. Not the best news to be sure, but that’s how it goes. The owners knew that we weren’t going to be there forever and we no longer don’t have to pay on a place we’re not really occupying anyway.
That means though that we had to pack up and move which took a good share of time in the month. We’re still not completely done yet, but should be able to finish up in the last couple days of August.
Secondly, the house we initially had an offer on completely went to shit. I’m not sure what the thought process was on this, but from our perspective, it appeared that it was more important for the seller’s bank to scuttle the offer and attempt to push it to foreclosure rather than accept a reasonable offer on the table. Like I said, this is from my perspective and I’m not aware of all the facts, but it became obvious that we could be waiting for months on this house in which we’d have to a fair amount of renovation upon moving in and doing so around the holidays in winter became less and less appealing. We decided to start looking for another house.
Through a sheer amount of luck, we found one that was only on the market for a few days which we fell in love with. We made an offer the next day and through a few counteroffers, we came to a good agreement. We “bought” a house, contingent on closing.
Throughout all of this, we’ve been out of town on three of four available weekends. Add all this up and it’s a busy month with not a lot of extra time to update the blog. September might be better in the fact that we won’t have to do much other than due diligence for the closing. Moving will actually be easier in the fact that everything is already packed and ready for the move, but that won’t happen until October.
Anyway, sorry for the lack of updates, but things will get better. More news/blogs on the house are coming up and I think you’re going to like it.