Friday, April 12, 2013

Onwards

We're back to square one finding a house in the Sacramento area.  The owner countered with a whisker drop in price and an unwillingness to correct any of the problems identified in the inspection and pest report.  The reports showed significant, and I mean expensive, significant, can't get a loan without correcting - issues.  He wanted to sell the house "as is" -- and the inspector hadn't even been able to check everything because the water and gas were turned off.  So, we decided to pass.  We could have ended up with a real can of worms.    Sigh.  Such a pretty house, too.  But we will find something.  Of that, I am sure. 

We've been running around fixing little things here and there on our place.  Brett spent all day outside mowing.  I ran errands and hid the clutter in the house.  Dinner was simple.  I made a dressing with fresh raspberries, blue cheese, pecans, raspberry vinegar and olive oil.

Then I tossed together some spinach, the dressing, more raspberries, cheese and nuts.  I topped it with chicken I had roasted.  While I was cutting up the chicken, I pulled off the crunchy skin and shoved it in my mouth.  I just love crispy skin.  Fresh bread on the side and a bottle of pinot noir. 

This relocating business is a lot of work.  I can't even escape at night -- I dream about offers on homes and temporary apartments and my new job... all night long. 

11 comments:

  1. Meanwhile, back at the ranch: mowing, weed whacking, pool cleaning, goat shed cleaning, replacing dead bolts, towel racks, carbon monoxide units; barn cleaning, arena and pasture grooming, paint touch ups, pick up dog poop, hay delivery, toilet replacement, wood stacking, and hosing off walkways. Need to be done by 3:30. Yes dear! anything else? I may have two minutes left over.

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  2. I'm sure you'll find something that will make you glad that this fell through. Good things are worth waiting for.

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  3. Ahhh, the joys of real estate. Good luck.

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  4. So do you already have someone looking at your place? It is a lot of work Brett! Iloved the other farm, but all the trouble is not worth it, and I'm sure it cost a fortune to begin with. I used to sell real estate. At least you can go online to see what else is available.

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  5. The house looked nice, but with problems like that and a seller unreasonable about price . . . perhaps you've been spared and something much nicer will show up soon.

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  6. Too bad. That is the real estate game, unfortunately. You will find something wonderful!

    I am somewhat distracted by the raspberries in your post. Yum.

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  7. i had this craving for a miniature 7-11 pecan pie so i decided to try to make a pecan pie myself. then i realized that no store around here sells pecans. *sigh* (oh, and your A&W posts just kill me - there is no root beer of any kind in germany, and diet A&W is my favorite. i drink at least 24 on every trip home.)

    but hey, it turned spring in germany today. finally. i expect to be mowing soon!

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  8. I feel for you as I remember all that is involved in a major relocation.

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  9. well it's good to know now - you don't want a can of worms!

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  10. Beautiful salad! Good luck with the relocation. I know something great will work out for you.

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