Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Old Grey Mare Ain't What She Used To Be!

Went up to NJ last week to do some modifications to the house so it would sell! We primed the whole downstairs!, did a couple of little plumbing leaks and were just about to order the carpeting when the realtor called and said. 'Stop what you are doing- we sold the house! , the new owners are gonna redo the whole downstairs so we didn't have to do another brush stroke!' I was so happy it sold and promptly penned the contract- almost what I was asking, BUT we bought the paint & painted for 2 days. All the taping done, light fixtures down etc. My nephew and friend were helping so I paid them plus the costs of all we purchased. Owell its just money, time and energy, And like I said I ain't what I used to be! Bottom line it sold!
Now pray that what happened the last time doesn't happen again! They wanted to settle right away-July 31st, but because of NJ law the water tests must be in so are settling Aug 10th.
The ole knee is killing me, but I guess I'm no worse than I used to be!?

I swear there are more mosquito's in NJ than anywhere else. I have more bites on me than I have had in ages! Itch, itch, itch! Yikes, but dau #2 has found something great for it Ivarest, has calamine & benedryl & something else in it. Works good, now if I could just find it today. We packed up yesterday and drove down to MD and haven't gotten all the stuff unpacked as of yet. Dau #2 had to work last eve & I had to take the kiddos to their dads, AND today is supposed to be a day of rest. Mind ya I have done 2 loads of laundry and hung them out. However, I did really sleep in for me. Actually got up early went for lite breakfast with the dau before she had to do visits. Was on the computer and found myself nodding off so went back to bed. Was awakened to the rapping of the door. Was the new neighbor who wanted to chat! I don't even live here, but she spoke on, couldn't she see I was almost asleep!
Tomorrow is another day, have to drive to get one of the kiddos at their dads-he is invited to his first birthday party-he cant miss that! Whats a granny to do? Mom is working again!


Anonymous said...

Yay! It sold- it sold! I'm really happy for you. Hope you get some rest. Stay away from those mosquitoes.

Sandy said...

Wow, congrats on the house selling, ...hope when the time comes to put mine up it will today's market...

You sound to me like you have lots of energy...I'm impressed. I just look at what needs to be done but never find the motivation to do it!

Zelda Parker said...

Congradulations, just when I began to hope you were staying, for a while! Hope that you are happy.

secret agent woman said...

Yay! Glad you sold the house. That's not easy these days.

Rambling Woods said...

Congrats on the house. I am sorry that you had done some of the work and bought the materials. It sounds like what would have happened to me. LOL...I think NY with all the rain has a lot of bugs too...Thanks for the tip on the bites.....Michelle

Sandee said...

I'm happy for the sale of your house. That's always very welcome news.

Have a terrific day. :)

Merci said...

Congrats, but...will you still come to NJ sometimes???

THE BUGS! They get worse around here at the end of July through August. Biting flies, mosquitoes and no-see-ums. Bees and spiders and chiggers. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Denise said...

So happy for you, congratulations on the sale of the house. Now you can give that knee a rest. Yak! Mosquitoes love me too. I'll have to take note of that stuff you mentioned. Have a great time at the birthday party.

Diane said...

I'm in NY and the mosquitos are ridiculous here too. My son goes crazy scratching them.

Virginia Gal said...

I believe you on the mosquitoes, I swear I get more bitten in Virginia than when I go down to Florida (which you think would be the opposite, right?).

Molly Malone said...

just wanted to stop by to chat ... at night ... as it was evident you were nodding off? phooey! i'm sure i'd've been just as accommodating, but that's so rude on her part!
congrats on selling the house! that's awesome! hopefully the market will continue to correct itself and then return in a healthy way.

Joe Tornatore said...

great news on the house...just getting caught up on everyone's blog.

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