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16th Jul 2003, 01:48 AM
Okay. By FL law, we have to give the sellers 30 days to clear up their title problem. Since their lawyer is going out of town for 2 weeks (tomorrow) and nothing has yet been accomplished, that means that for at least 14 days nothing will happen.
I'm hoping I'll be employed by one of the schools with whom I interviewed. If so, I need to start July 31. We need to be fairly well established (so I can focus on my job) by then. We need to have somewhere to live. We need to have all of our stuff in FL so we're not doing these trips anymore. We need to have our house vacant so it can be purchased without us making more trips up here (if we get an offer...won't someone come look at my beautiful house?)
What we're going to do is rent a house for 30 days. We're actually going to rent an available house on the farm where the horses are boarded--I can at least see them more regularly than I have been! We'll move the rest of our stuff down, and get the house here all cleaned up, and be at least sort of comfortable by the end of the month. And if we DO manage to buy this house, then we'll be able to move our stuff across town, instead of coming back up to ATL to get it in trips. (We thought we were going to be moving trailer loads directly from our house in ATL to our new house in FL...but it' not ours!)
Gad, I'm so miserable. We have a plan, at least, but it's just a temporary stopgap; we're putting off a real resolution, again. I hate this. I am so miserable.
16th Jul 2003, 01:50 AM
To make things even more fun, today I got to tell a mother that she could not talk to her daughter to wish her a happy birthday. My sister is living with us; we're getting her treatmen for depression. It's a family thing. That is, it's mainly a result of our upbringing. Talking to our mother always sets my sister off (I've at least been through therapy already, and have developed the strength to not go into a spiral when I talk to this woman).
She can't understand what it is that she does that sets my sister off, though I've put it in very simple terms. After the last time she called my sister while I was out of town (and afterwards sister called me in tears), I've told her that she can't talk to my sister anymore, until my sister has been through enough therapy to deal with it emotionally. Then today was sister's birthday, and when we answer the phone she asks to talk to my sister. No. Sorry. No. I'll pass the good wishes along, though. Did you want anything else?
As angry as she makes me, as screwed up as she is, and as she has made us, as much as she has done to me personally--it was still an awful thing to have to do :(
16th Jul 2003, 01:56 AM
Anyway, while we're moving around and trying to get ahold of an actual house to live in (like the one we contracted to buy...oh...yesterday), we're going to have unpredictable internet access. By which I mean, we'll be cancelling service in ATL, and we probably will have only our cell phone in FL, so no phone line to dial up with.
We may get a chance to dial up on someone else's computer every so often, to check email, but that's probably about it. I'll miss you guys--don't have too much fun while I'm gone; save it for when I get back ;)
16th Jul 2003, 10:20 AM
You are having a rotten time of it at the moment :( ... hopefully your housing problems will be resolved soon. Moving is always traumatic, isn't it?
Try not too be too miserable, let those members of your family who are supportive, and your friends, help you where they can. At least you're closer to your horses at the moment ... :)
Nix, Harve & Zig
16th Jul 2003, 10:31 AM
Yeah, doesn't sound like an easy time right now, does it?!?!
At least you came up with a plan B. And plan B involves being close to the girls so that is good.
16th Jul 2003, 10:41 AM
you poor thing galadriel - it's all happening to you at once, isn't it! can't say much that's constructive, but you do have my heartfelt sympathy for all this stress.
16th Jul 2003, 10:42 AM
Sorry to hear you're having such a rough time over the house. It took us 5 months to complete on our appartment and the whole process was totally nerve-wracking. It did come good for us in the end though. I hope this is the case for you too.
16th Jul 2003, 12:51 PM
Hope everything turns out well for you and your family Galadriel. You've been such a help to a lot of people on this board and I always enjoy reading your replies and threads.
Come back soon!
17th Jul 2003, 02:38 PM
Oh, dear.:( Sorry, when I PM'd you I'd not yet read this thread - I've been limiting my own internet access, since the Bar Exam is in 10 days now.:eek:
I'm glad you're going to be near the girls - that will help will some of your moving stress, no doubt.:) And of course you did the right thing about the phone call - I admire your resolve.
I'm sure once you're actually in Fla. this whole thing will be easier to manage, as you won't be running up and down the highway constantly. Best of luck - and let me know if I can be any help at all!
18th Jul 2003, 11:55 PM
Good grief, galadriel, you are certainly having a time of it. Keep going. It will all be O.K eventually, just a trifle stressful.
As for your mother, you know her and how to handle her, sounds just right what you did to protect your sister.
This time next year you will look back and marvel at your achievements.
All the best. L
21st Jul 2003, 12:34 PM
You poor thing - fingers crossed it all turns out OK...let us know
21st Jul 2003, 02:41 PM
Good grief, if it's not one thing, it's another. I'm glad to see that you could rent a house on the property with your horses. Seeing them daily will be one ray of sunshine through the clouds.
Best of luck in getting yourselves settled in.
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