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A Pause!

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth nor stopped working on this series. I just had life explode (in a good way). We're buying a house on a short sale and the offer came back faster than we anticipated by about two months. Suddenly, our life schedule moved up and we had to create new pockets of free time. Mix this in with several mandatory classes coming in from high command at work and a trip to England that starts tomorrow, I ran out of time to clean up, clarify, and proof my posts. Oh yeah, I also got braces.

Sadly, Corbexx won't be in town for my England trip! I am quite disappointed.

I should be caught up after the trip. My free time has mostly been spent planning for the new home. The property is a bit distressed and needs some love. I took three weeks off from work starting next month. To maximize my time I've had to get estimates on everything that needs to happen before you move into a place.

It is fascinating how much work goes into small things. There are some VERY red walls in that house and I do not like red. Covering deep red paint is more complex then rolling the new color on. Picking a primer to cover the red that is available locally, floor tile, new gas lines, new cook top, countertops, and picking new tools (I got a miter saw yay!) has been consuming to say the least. I spent four hours on inspection day measuring out rooms so that I could work on needed square footage to order supplies.

After all of that, it hangs on closing happening when it is supposed to. Did I mention closing got moved up by two weeks? We're now in the twilight zone waiting for everything to come back from the underwriter.

Oh yeah, we refinanced our current house last month and I have to put together a plan to prep it for rental.

So! The rest of the story is going to happen. It is already written but as I lay it down here I find that it needs a cleanup. That is one reason I started to share it. Then, I've received some good feedback on detail stuff. It all just requires time that is right now needed on preparing for this house since I have a finite window to get everything done once we close.

I'm also trying to not think about not closing. That'd suck.

Tonight I have to go home and pack because I've not been able to do that yet. Rarely have I had quite this much going on at once in my life. It is not the state I want to live in full time.

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  1. You take whatever time you need Sugar, anything involving houses is always a ton of work.

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