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Archive for July, 2015


That’s a big Nope.

They’re expecting to sell the house for about $7,000 more than my top price. Not that I couldn’t pay more, but I have to draw the line somewhere, and they’ve crossed it.

Back to the drawing board.

Quick note from the woods

I’m currently at Summerland Spirit Festival in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin. We’ve survived both mosquitoes and storms thus far, and it’s a lovely and relaxing time, as always. But, of course, I can’t get away from the troubles at home.

Last week I put an offer on a house I’d like to buy. I then raised the offer – twice – and was repeatedly rebuffed. After a few days, another buyer put in the winning bid and I had to give up.

This morning, I checked my phone and found a message from my realtor. The sale fell through. Do I want to bid again?

Silly question.

Will let you know what happens next.