I’ve just made a new rule . . I’ve done Mondays for 65 years and I’m done . . no more Mondays for me. They just aren’t worth the frustration they bring!
It has been a crazy Monday! Nothing bad . . though there were tears but I’m a crybaby so I can cry over anything.
Here’s something I think is totally weird . . and really worth crying over! 🙂
I think I mentioned that about a month ago, we found a house, got a contract but the inspection revealed some expensive issues with windows . . a lot of windows. There were other things but the seller wasn’t willing to fix anything so we cancelled. We found another house today – brand new listings, showings already scheduled. Houses in the area where we’re looking sell so quickly so we were going to sign a contract contingent on us getting there to see it so we were quickly planning to leave tomorrow. Then, as I looked at the pictures . . I thought . . these windows have lost their seals. Yes, another house with super expensive window issues . . and quite a few of them. Called realtor, discussed it . . not making an offer; not leaving tomorrow.
I was already thinking of all the knitting I could get done in the passenger seat but it isn’t going to happen.
When I think of people who are sick, have kids in trouble — all the real problems in the world, I know I’m very blessed and the events of today are nothing but it’s draining and it totally interrupted my knitting time!
When you find the right house, all this stress will be gone, and the wait will have been worth it. You’ll be blessed then.
Pauline Kennelly says
You have such a “well fitting” place It just surprises me that you would even consider leaving. A comfortable home with space for all the things you love to do. Privacy! Off the road in the country, no nosy neighbors, a wonderful garden that seem to bring you much joy. A shop for Vincent, your chickens, your orchard and many
fruit trees. The thought of packing up all your belongings, leaving for perhaps a home with close neighbors
and little privacy would turn me completely off. And, the age of Chad and his family and the possibility that they might receive a job offer in another state they just couldn’t turn down.!!! Then away they move! I’ve seen
that happen to some families I’ve known. Kids just up and moved leaving their parents to live among strangers.
I think if it were me, I’d be campaigning for them to move close to me.!!
You have no idea how much I enjoy yours and Vinces stories about all your adventures, your pets, and your
hilarious stories, your pictures and your recipes. What ever you finally decide to do, I hope to continue to
enjoy your blog!
w jordan says
Judy get Window World to change windows. They cost $189 dollars a window. I love mine. No way would I let windows deter me from getting a house I like. Sure takes 6 weeks for them to make them but they install in one day.
Don’t you just hate stress? I can totally understand what you’re going through, even though I haven’t had to go through that in my entire life. Just keep up the spirits, knowing that you’ll find the right spot when it’s time (or IF it’s time) and all this will be behind you! 🙂 Smile and have a great Tuesday!! 🙂
Oh, not again! I’m so sorry…it will happen eventually!
I was the same way yesterday–it was a beautiful day, we took an ATV ride up into the mountains, it was a great day and yet I was in tears at the end of it. And kicking myself! I have a dear high school friend with a husband just finishing treatment for throat cancer. They were in the ER all day on Friday, the cancer has all ready come back into his lymph nodes. She is a quilter, educator, national quilt show vendor and they’ve had a wonderful life but it’s NOT fair!! I shouldn’t be crying about trivial things when my friend’s life is falling apart.
When the time is right you will find that right house or stay in Texas. Crying is something I do alot more than I did. Docs say its menopause.. and family stress… and …………………………….. (fill in the blank)…
I have just come to accept that I will cry sometime during the day … Good or bad Darned horromones … LOL
Nelle Coursey says
So sorry this didn’t work out for you, but as you said, you don’t need to go into another house with all the expense needed to bring it up to date or even up to code. I don’t know what their codes are there but there may be something that says you have to bring it up to their specifications! All cities, states and such have their own rules and regulations! Too many to keep up with!
Judy Laquidara says
I’m not going to say ALL but we’ve lived in the county in Louisiana (parish really), Kentucky, Missouri and now Texas and there have been no codes ever in the county. Cities have codes and building inspectors but not all counties. Some may. The house yesterday was in the county so . . no codes.