Saturday, July 20, 2013

Close Encounters of the Unwelcome Kind

We are back on track and feeling optimistic about Oak Creek ranch. Our loan was submitted last week. Clean. The new appraisal is scheduled for Monday (fingers crossed) and the seller has scheduled the barn repairs to be completed next week.

While Camille and I are bonding in Santa Barbara; sleeping in a tent, hiking, roasting marshmallows and enjoying the coastal weather, poor Brett is roasting in a Sacramento heat wave, mucking, swatting at flies and sweating buckets. It's really not fair.

Today Brett told me that he did the morning chores and then moved some boxes from the apartment to storage. As he drove back up to Oak Creek he saw two unfamiliar cars and a boatload of people on the property. They had unlatched the gate, driven in, and closed it behind them. They were casually wandering around the property, swinging on the swing and generally making themselves at home. They asked Brett if he was the agent for the property. Brett said "no, I'm buying the property. We close next week." (Okay slight exaggeration). They didn't apologize for trespassing, as they wandered amongst our stuff. The property does not look vacant. The horse trailer, tractor and other equipment are there. They asked who owned the horses -- "the horses were so sweet when we were petting them." Grrrrrr.

They asked a million questions and said they wanted to make a back-up offer. They never did show the least concern about barging onto the property without an invitation or appointment. People!


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12 comments:

  1. Uggh, I would be mad as a knocked into hornets nest!

    Tara

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  2. Good progress with the bank. Too bad your "visitors" were so bold, going on the property. I could never live away from my animals...would worry about things like that. Poor Brett. His last couple of weeks have been nothing less than brutal. Hopefully the sellers will meet all their responsibilities quickly.

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  3. Oh some people have no idea and just do what they want. I found a bag in the middle of the bush and I am pretty sure the cows did not drop it. Frustrating. Hope everything comes to and end this week and you can get on with the good things again. Hug B

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  4. i would have to move my tent from where you are onto the property. that would make me flipping nuts!

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  5. GAH people indeed.
    Bet he just wanted to tell them to bugger off!

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  6. That's pretty obnoxious to say the least. I don't like when strangers stop by the fence to pet/feed the cute horses either. It drives me crazy. We will occasionally get photographers set up their equipment outside the fence which is fine.

    Hope it all goes well on Monday and no one else shes up to make back up offers.

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  7. OMG we had that happen once! Came home and there was a lady parked in our driveway, with her two TODDLERS in the middle of our front pasture, petting the horses. Mind you, she had to open a latched gate, then go through hot tape to get to our horses. She didn't even apologize or anything, just said "Oh let me move my car out of your way." AAARGH! And of course you know if one of her kids had gotten hurt, we would have been sued.

    We now have "No Trespassing" and "Beware of Dog" signs all over the place. Yeah, we're "that" neighbor!

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  8. I now sit in the driveway under an oak tree with my glock in my lap. If that doesn't work, then I'll put Flash back to work in full police gear and baton, and sit on him in full uniform. Flash will know exactly what to do, and he'll enjoy it at the same time. He loves to move people and there's nothing they can do to stop him if I ask him to move forward. Ever see a paint horse smile?

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  9. Never ceases to amaze me how rude people can be. Good luck with the appraisal!

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  10. you need some rabies quarantine signs...

    but it sounds like Brett has it under control ;)

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  11. Ok Brett, you just made me smile... I am betting Flash would have a lot of fun with that....jenj... I think if I came home to that... I would block her car and call the police and charge her with trespassing..... Just so aggravating!
    Tara

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  12. How incredibly presumpuous those people were. Grrr.
    Your bonding time sounds wonderful - I love camping.

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