Friday, August 11, 2017

Encouraged...






Finally, got the assessors report and the go ahead from my attorney to put the house on the market. Didn't think my realtor would have the papers ready til today. But, he texted me yesterday morning and said they were ready.  He's a go getter! I went by his office, saw the photos that the pro had taken (pleased with them) and we mapped out the plan, and the asking price. I signed, and signed, and signed some more.
We talked about what I could do going forward, after the house is sold. He is very supportive and encouraging about my options up North, to the point of vetting a good realtor up there, and has gallery contacts there that would offer me at a minimum part time employment, in a heart beat, if I was interested.
I got back home and two hours later he called me to laughingly say, "be careful what you ask for!" (He's aware of how anxious I am about getting this estate settled.) He had gone out to lunch and ran into a RB native that has been seriously looking to move back to the area. He wanted to know if I was up for showing the house in 15 minutes. I looked around me and thought, what the heck, in for a penny... "Sure, see you in 15."
He brought the lady, and it was a friend of The Cowman's family.  After hugs, and so good to see you again, we did the home & garden tour.  She seemed to like the house, the yard, the neighborhood, and kept saying "It's gorgeous, the whole thing is simply gorgeous". They left, and I settled back into sorting through all the stuff. Twenty minutes later my realtor called to say, "She absolutely loves the house, has the where with all to buy, and will definitely get back to us." "Oh, and so you will quit worrying about it... She said she has never seen such a clean & turn key house, and she has looked at more than a few!"  
We will see what comes of this, very early days, but encouraging so far.


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    1. Adrienne,
      I know, the market for homes here has heated up (no pun intended) in the last few months.

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  2. We had the "official" house inspection last night.

    Except for a minor leak on the bathtub drain, the house passed with flying colors.

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    1. drjim,
      Yay! Such good news, won't be long now before you're on the road to new adventures!

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    2. Yep, "Small Steps", one at a time!

      We haven't received the official report yet, but I overhead the new owner asking the inspector about some things he observed while he followed the inspector around.

      The gist of it was the inspector told him the house looked well maintained, and it was obvious from things he saw that certain items had been replaced, and the work was properly done.

      The new owner asked the inspector why a certain item looked "new", and he told him it was a sign that the current owners (us) had been on top of things, and replaced stuff before it broke. He also told him we used top quality parts, and "None of that 'home owner' grade junk they sell at the big box stores".

      Made me smile a bit.....

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    3. drjim,
      Your work stands up to the test. It is a good thing to smile once'n a while!

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  3. Wow..things are moving fast!

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  4. Speedy. My house sold three years ago in two days. Never even got the for sale sign up. Soon you'll start your next new life.

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    1. Celia,
      I do remember when you sold your house, it was a very cute place.
      It is not a done deal here, but I should hear something Monday.

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  5. Wow there you go. My Mom's sold in three days. I hope yours sells fast too. It was a whirlwind to say the least but its done and over and I am moving on. I wouldn't want to have to do it again though. LOL I hope you have a lot of helpers to move all your stuff.

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    1. CiNdEe,
      It is far from a done deal, but I am hopeful. Actually I don't have a lot of stuff to move.

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  6. Good luck with it. Sounds very promising.

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  7. Talk about a go-getter realtor...can sell the house AND get you a new job!!
    Seriously, that sounds awesome!! Keeping fingers crossed for you.

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    1. Suz,
      He is a good one. Thanks.

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  8. I hope there's nary a glitch. My mother's house sold in five days -- which fairly well freaked out my mother, who was prepared to wait and wait and wait. I hope you can move on, soon.

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    1. shoreacres,
      That is my hope as well.
      Understandable that your mother would have been freaked out by that fast a sale!

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  9. I have a HUZAHCAT on the launch rail, ready to go.

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    1. SCOTT,
      Thanks Scott for standing by at the ready!

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  10. Delighted to hear that. Hope all goes well from now on.

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    1. Nelly, Is that really you, haven't heard from you in ages!

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  11. You must have buried St.Joseph upside down in the front yard. LOL My kids always have and sold their houses right away. Good for you moving forward but it can't be all that easy. Blessings.

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    1. Granny Annie,
      Hmmm, I didn't know of that ritual, it sure can be done though, thanks!
      No one ever said things would be easy, but I firmly believe that a person's outlook has a great deal to do with their happiness.

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  12. What I want to know is where you are going. I am very curious. Also, I like the painting above your fireplace!

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    1. Cheri,
      I'm considering moving up to Vancouver, WA. My son, and a bunch of family are in the area, and there is water and mountains.
      Everyone that comes to the house loves the cow. She is my whole herd, and a very easy keeper...

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  13. THoughts and prayers for a smooth sale...

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  14. I have my fingers crossed for you.

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  15. Sounds like it's a go! But where will you go? North, to Canada, is that what you mean? I hope it all sails through and you will be able to move on to the next adventure soon.

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    1. Granny Sue,
      I should know more tomorrow.
      My son and other extended family live in Vancouver, Washington (just across the Columbia river from Portland, OR), that's what I meant by North. It's beautiful up there.
      Thanks for the well wishes.

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  16. Reading some of your blog posts again and you have had to deal with a lot recently. Change is being forced upon you. We do not always have control over some of the events in our lives. I hope this transition goes well and any move you make to a new destination works out for the better.

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    1. BW Bandy,
      Thank you for the concern, I may not have a lot of things, but I have loving & supportive friends/family. What more could I possibly want than that.

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  17. That's right;we have discussed Camas before. Affordable,no state income tax, family, mountains, water...sounds like a good idea. We looked in Camas but it is too wet for me. Of course, this past winter was brutal up there; the laws of chance say that there won't be another gully washer and snow producer season for 100 years.

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    1. Cheri,
      We did discuss that. I'm looking forward to cooler weather, and getting to spend time with my son and his family. Going forward with enthusiasm!

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  18. The Birthday Badger Sends Respectful Birthday Greetings!

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    1. Scott,
      Thanks, 71 today making another trip around the sun.

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