Monday, July 09, 2007

H0w about some good news for a change
We can breath a little easier knowing that we can pay next months rent because our appliances sold last night. For some reason, I thought this would be a difficult endeavor with many negotiations. Thankfully, that wasn't the case.

The ad went up on Thursday in our small town & then on Friday in the Big City. We had a lot of offers, some of them laughable. Over the weekend a few people came by to check them out. For some, it was a race to drive from the city (an hour & a half) to be the first one to make a solid offer. There were a lot of phone calls, emails & constant communication keeping everyone updated on what was going on. There were quite a few people making all day trips to get up here & we didn't want anyone to make that trip for nothing.

Some of the people we met were characters, to say the least. There was the grandparent couple who were incredibly conceited, as well as the young family who were just like them only a few decades or so younger. After meeting these people, I let Bill handle the one-on-one negotiations & I took care of emails & phone calls. By the end of last night, they were sold to a nicer couple who were moving into their house at the end of the month. They left a deposit & signed a Bill of Sale so we would hold them until next weekend when they could come by again (making another trip from The City) to haul them off.

This is a bit of much needed relief. Bill still continues to look for a second or completely different job, while I found an ad where someone was looking for a stay-at-home mom with a toddler to look after her 3 year old two times a week. It sounded like a good fit, so I emailed my info & now wait to hear back. We're still trying to get in touch with HR of The Gym before we contact am attorney, which we'll hire at the end of the week if we can't find a a different resolution.


Liz said...

What did I miss about Bill and The Gym that requires an attorney? I know I've been The Crappy Blogger Friend lately, but what happened?

Aww fudge, Henry's crying. BAH!

Tonia said...

Babysitting could be fun especially just a couple days a week! I am considering that option also but I would have 4 under 3!!