Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday at home

We're out of school again today. Hurricane Michael has turned into Tropical Storm Michael and is passing through South Carolina as I type this. This makes six days we've missed in this district thanks to the weather and it's only early October, but what can you do? Not control the weather, that's for sure.

I'm thankful we're spared the worst of this storm. There are still a whole lot of people devastated by flooding and the last thing they need is more rain, but at least Michael has been downgraded and is moving through quickly. I feel so bad for the people in Florida who have had to endure a true monster of a hurricane. I was relieved and grateful to read last night that Ms. Moon and her family are safe and sound, after seeing how strong the storm had become early yesterday morning.

I'll admit I was kind of glad for the chance to sleep in this morning. I haven't slept well in a week. The people selling the house we're interested in have been negotiating with us (we thought at first they were going to hold firm on the too-high price--turns out they're a little more motivated than they originally seemed) and I'm finding the whole process incredibly stressful.  It looks as though it may work out after all, though. I'm excited and nervous and, at this point, ready to get through this whole process and have it over with. If all goes according to plan we may be in our new home by Thanksgiving! Please keep sending good vibes our way for smooth inspections and no last minute unpleasant obstacles.

Today I should be catching up on chores, but aside from a couple of loads of laundry (provided we don't lose power) I'm going to try to rest and relax instead. Since we intend to call our realtor tonight and accept the last offer we got, I'm fully aware that the next few weeks will be busy and probably exhausting.

Yesterday I went by the bookstore where I used to work and picked up a load of good sturdy boxes, and this weekend we're going to start packing in earnest. But not today. Today I'm going to do my best to enjoy the last few hours before I'm fully committed. While the wind blows and the rain falls, I'm going to work on my current knitting project, watch some Netflix (again, that's dependent on the power staying on) and spend some quality time with the dogs and Marco. We're all in for an exciting few weeks!

The outside is very plain, but the inside has been nicely renovated and 
the neighborhood is exactly what we've been looking for.

31 comments:

  1. Sending plenty of good vibes your way Jennifer. I know how stressful it can be!

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  2. It appears to be mostly over herein Camden.Thankfully we didn't lose power and now I can wait for the cooler weather that's supposed to come in!
    Stay safe!
    PS Cute house!

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    1. We lost power for about 30 minutes, but that was the extent of our issues. We were very lucky!

      Thanks for stopping in to comment, Bob!

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  3. This looks like a great future home. I hope it works out!

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  4. This time last year we were frantically scraping wallpaper (that the new owners later said they'd kind of liked) off the dining room wall in hopes of selling our house. Plus negotiating with realtors and trying to find new homes for all that stuff we'd accumulated over the years.
    Stressful? Beyond words. I feel for you. But it sounds like you're past the worst of it. Congratulations!
    By the way, if you just need ordinary boxes to get stuff to the Goodwill, liquor stores are great!

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  5. Good vibes from Oregon, for better weather and getting that beautiful home.

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  6. The house is beautiful. Good from here too.

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  7. We've had snow days in multiples of six here.
    Your sellers will come through.

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    1. My realtor called yesterday and said, "See what happens when you listen to your realtor?!" because she kept advising me to wait before deciding. The seller finally went down to the original price we asked for! The only concession we had to make was to pay our own closing costs. I'm so happy!

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  8. In a few months, you both will be able to breathe out. The good thing is that you are not selling a house while buying a new one. The stress level for that is off the charts. I do like your new home and hope that you and Greg spend many, many happy years there.

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, we're thankful we're renting and not having to deal with selling and buying at the same time! I can't imagine how stressful that must be.

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  9. I am partial to brick so I love the outside.

    Chill out today. It’s a freebie!

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  10. Good Luck tonight and I am happy to hear you are having rain but not the wind and damage.
    I think the house looks charming.

    cheers, parsnip and badger

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  11. Good luck. Hope it all works out your way. I love the brick and big front yard.

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  12. Ooooh!! That does indeed sound exciting! And, yes, of course busy and exhausting, but it will all be worth it in the end.

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  13. I found your new home on the internet at Mack Bryant Jr's website. I have had a good look round and I love the place! I believe that this will be a great house for the five of you. You will be able to take the dogs down to Jeffries Creek or over to McLeod Park. My fingers are so crossed they're stuck!

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    1. The inside of the house looks better in person than in the photos! And Mcleod park even has a small dog park attached. We're super excited!

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  14. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! YOU GOT THIS, GIRL!

    when you start packing, don't forget to discard the junk.

    are you on ravelry? www.ravelry.com? I am phillygirl9654 out there, so come friend me!

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    1. I am on ravelry, although I haven't kept up with it as much as I'd like to. I will definitely come find you the next time I log in!

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  15. I like the look of it, it's not plain at all, just understated.
    How on earth did yorkie know where to look for the listing??

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    1. Hover the cursor over the picture then right click and go to "Search Google for image". Easy peasy Madam Kylie.

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  16. Ah- this house reminds me of my daughter Jessie's house and it is so beautiful inside. And outside they have planted fruit treaes and made garden beds in front and even have chickens in the back. And it's in a neighborhood quite near downtown.
    You can take this beautiful canvas and make it what you will.
    I hope Michael was kind to you.

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    1. The lot is smaller than I'd originally hoped for, but the only trees on our property are a line of crepe myrtles on the left side and one nice dogwood out front. So there's plenty of open space to work with. There is space and light for a few fruit trees and some raised garden beds. And like Jessie, we'll be very near downtown. Thank you!!

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  17. Step by step, you're getting there.
    Alphie

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  18. I have just had a look round your potential new home....it looks lovely, and the area, courtesy of google street view is just beautiful. So many big trees! Fingers and toes crossed !!
    Hurricane Michael has hardly got a mention here.....as opposed to the previous one that was never out of the media ! Odd.

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  19. That's an adorable house! I'm so glad the owners decided to negotiate and my fingers are crossed.

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  20. Hope it all works out. Those negotiations can be so stressful and so unnecessary!

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  21. Now that I see the photo of the house and your post I am very excited for you. I hope all works out as you want.

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