Happy Sunday, folks!
We sold our house!! Actually, last week, we had a contract that was contingent upon the buyer selling his house. He signed a contract for his house on Friday, which means we are good to move forward and consider the house Under Contract. Now, we have to wait until August 30th to determine if everyone obtains their financing, and we should be good. We don’t close the sale until September 30th, so that gives us two months to sell the furniture and pack up what is left.
Unfortunately, the builders do not expect to finish our condo until October 15th, so we will be homeless for at least two weeks. I have hopes that they can shave off a week from that date and that they will let us move our furniture but not take occupancy until we close with them. I am not too worried about any of it though. Selling our house is a huge relief, as is not having to maintain the house staging. Plus, selecting tile and flooring and light fixtures is a lot more fun than I thought it would be. I cannot wait to see the final product!
It is H-O-T here today. We are under a heat advisory right now, with current temperatures at 92 degrees but feels like 102. We are expecting thunderstorms this afternoon to break the heat and humidity. I desperately need to hit the grocery store as everything I have to make involves the stove or oven, and there is no way I am turning either on right now. So, sandwiches are in store until Holly and I shop tomorrow.
The rest of the day will be spent inside (thank goodness for air conditioning). Holly is attempting to teach herself how to play the piano again. Jim has many a project to do for the new house; he committed to building a murphy bed/desk for the guest bedroom/office as well as an IKEA KALLAX type unit for my new living room, and that is just the first two projects. Meanwhile, I find one of the best ways to spend my time is to listen to an audiobook while working on my cross-stitch. Not only do I feel productive, but I find it supremely relaxing as well.
I hope everyone is remaining cool and healthy, finding ways to relax and to remind yourself of what is truly important these days. This pandemic will end. Douchebag 45 will leave office. The ongoing protests will result in changes in ending systemic racism. We just need to hang in there, wear your mask, make good trouble, and vote. We can do this.
Yay! Congrats on the house! I’m excited to see how things go forward. I hope y’all don’t have to squeeze into a hotel room or something for too long.
I was up in Barron county for most of July, and it was surprisingly hot for most of the time there. Not the 107 that it was getting up to in SA, but high 80s and low 90s with 95+% humidity, gah! Not good at all. We had a few cool mornings and one day that was actually chilly enough to need a jacket in the wind, and that was a nice change of pace. But it really has been a hot one in WI this summer!
You left Wisconsin just as the weather cooled. For the past five days, we have not run the air conditioner as temps have been in the low to mid-70s. Gorgeous. It makes me more than a little anxious for autumn now too!
Congrats on selling your house and buying your condo.So nice to have a brand new waiting to be decorated home to move I to,
Yes, it is!!
The house selling is great news. I knew it would soon. I hope you share pics of your condo once you are moved in and settled. I think it’s so exciting and will be a good move all around given what you’ve been through these past few months.
So Holly is practicing piano and dance. My daughter continues with her summer acting intensive. It has been incredibly good and organized. I was very worried in the beginning because when they decided to make it virtual, they could not for the life of me tell me what the schedule would be. Before I made that final payment I kind of had to know so I kept pushing and what they came up with has been really good. Lots of master classes with big names. Very personalized coaching. And the East coast time thing isn’t really affecting my daughter which confirms that she CAN wake early when it’s for something she loves.
She had her second professional driving lesson yesterday. We got delayed from COVID and her first lesson was with a real douche bag idiot which turned her off to the progress and set her way back. But the guy she had yesterday was fabulous and got her right back on track so to get him again I had to book the third and last appointment just two weeks from now but so be it. I just want her to get her license before the DMV closes again.
Oh, there will be pictures. This is our third brand-new house but the only one where I’ve picked out everything from where the outlets will go to the wall color. I am so excited to see it all pulled together and of course am going to want to share my masterpiece with the world! LOL!
Holly doesn’t start her instructor-led behind-the-wheel training until August 13th and then jams all of those sessions into two weeks. She should get her license by September 1st at the very latest, just in time for school to start on the 2nd. She has one instructor the entire time, and he seems very nice and flexible. At this point in time, I look at it as a box to check and just want it done. She’s not the greatest driver yet, but they certainly get better when they start driving without anyone else in the car with them. And I want her to cross this one rite of passage since so many others are questionable right now.
Oh my gosh, congratulations!! That’s such exciting news, and I’m sure it must be a big relief to have the house sale most of the way sorted out. I hope your heat wave lets you go pretty soon — we’re having rain all week so it’s a bit cooler here than it has been, but also dreary. :/
It is a huge relief. Our realtor remains worried about the financing, but since our condo won’t be done for at least another 45 days after we find out whether we can finalize the sale of our house, I am not as worried as she is. I look at it as we can start selling our furniture and boxing up the stuff we are keeping. Given the sheer volume of books I have, I am going to need ALL that time.
Congratulations on selling your house or one large step closer…and I do believe, like you, things only can get better, especially after douchebag is out.
Thanks! I think hope is the only thing that gets me through some days. Hope that things cannot continue as they are. I am amazed at how excited I am about an election.