Family, Neighborhood, Travels

it is finished

It’s July 1st:  one week after our original closing date.  I’m 1100 miles from the house we’ve been trying to sell for 4 years, and I just learned it is over.  Mortgage paid off.  New owner.  Confirmed via email to the agent with whom I left a limited Power of […]


fewer than 2 weeks til suburbia

Our closing was moved from mid-July to 11 days from today.  This was actually something we wanted, given the “what if he watches the news/listens to the radio/talks to a naysayer and thinks, ‘Why am I buying NOW when real estate is going to continue its downward slide into the […]



We found out Friday we are NOT getting the house we want.  So I figured the best reaction would be to have a few beers in the front yard with our soon-to-be-missed neighbors while Pretty Bride cried and readied for the next day’s garage sale that was supposed to be […]



We made an offer on a house Friday afternoon after seeing it that morning at 9am.  It was the first home we’ve looked at in person.  We don’t even have a buyer’s agent yet; we just went inside with a friend who’s a realtor the day after the house popped […]

children, Neighborhood

Earth Day and Easter, in perfect harmony

Two of the few aspects I still like about being unable to sell our home for the past 3+ years are our community and our immediate neighbors.  Every year, on Earth Day, instead of telling our Facebook friends to turn off the water while brushing their teeth or some other […]

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