We get to do the inspection this week. Right now it’s really up in the air whether we’re buying this house or not. The prelim inspections have discovered 20k of repairs that need to be done up front, before we occupy or get the house insured. And you know, we were already at the top we were willing to pay.
But we like the house and don’t wish to give up, so we’re going to travel to do the full inspection. Then I’d say it’s renegotiate or back out.
Either way, house reno is in my future. I’ll confess that if it falls through it gives me more time to finish what seems like a crazy amount of work, as opposed to a month. Waggles hand. You know, if a month at least I JUST do that, till it’s done. If six months or so… well, nine, as we’d probably list next March, it’s going to be a long slog of interfering with my work. The second also has the risk that the bubble will crash. I don’t think it’s a bubble, honest. I think it’s equalization of the prices across the board. But if the commie whores of the Junta work hard enough, they can crash ALL of the economy, and then selling a house becomes…. difficult.
I don’t know. This is going to sound stupid, but I can’t tell what the future will bring, not even in broad outlines, so I’m letting Him drive. Normally I shy away from that because I firmly believe “G-d helps those who help themselves.” But right now I can’t tell. So– I’ll do what I can and …. stop grinding my teeth. (If only.)
Speaking of tools of the trade, I should buy a spray gun and an orbital sander. I’m tired of doing everything uphill, in snow, both ways. I have spending the money, but this will be a pain WITH tools, much less without.
In either case cursed book still not done. And if this falls through I’ll have to admit it’s really good at making me waste time — 2 weeks so far — on things that go nowhere.
I’ll let you guys know on the house. Meanwhile I should be working, not randomly socializing on line and grinding my teeth.
For now there’s not much I can do but try to finish work so I’m ahead of that for whatever future problems surface.
And yes, finish the damned cursed book.
Sorry, not quite up to a post today. I feel like everything is up in the air, and possibly about to crash down on me.