We've had a busy week. Finally finished off furniture selections today for the Maine House. We aren't looking for a show place, but wanted to have everything ready when we get there in late April. Choosing furniture is not as much fun as you might think 😉
Dawn & Kathy are helping us – we worked with them on the last major Florida remodel. But – had to make them promise – no plastic plants 🙂
Natasha was not invited to furniture picking out; she was not happy …
For some reason, it’s always harder to keep the blog going when we are back in Florida (perhaps because we are not traveling, and the excitement of our day to day life might prove overwhelming to those of you who are kind enough to check in to see how we’re doing 😉 )
I do have some nice photos from Chrisie and Yan that I want to share, but first, a general update.
Arizona: We are officially no longer homeowners in the desert. Escrow closed, and the proceeds are finally in our account. Thank Goodness! This was one of the strangest real estate deals we’ve been involved in – the folks who bought the house made an offer within two days of it going on the market (late November, if I remember correctly) – and the deal was to close before the end of January. Delays, delays, delays … we flew to Arizona the week of Feb 10th to pack, clean, and sign all of the closing papers. Upon arrival at the escrow office, we were told it would be another week before the closing finished up from the buyer’s side. At this point, Lou almost walked away from the deal – but he hung in there, and (as he predicted), the deal was finally done on late Friday the 22nd, the last possible moment – thanks to their bank, we think – which meant the funds wouldn’t reach our account until Monday the 25th (which Lou also predicted). Whew! The house actually sold much quicker than expected, but the uncertainty throughout the whole process was not so much fun.
Here are a few photos to close out our time at Willow Cross – we very much enjoyed the house and living in Cave Creek, but are now looking forward to getting settled in Maine.
It seems strange to be back in Florida, with no place to go for at least 6 weeks! Our plan was to meet the movers in Maine on April 7th. Lou just got a jury summons for April 8th – and he already changed it once, so plans are in the air.
Snapped this with the iPad. The toy she's lying on is one we brought back from AZ; it belonged to Maggie. She also decided it was lobster time. the first thing she did when we got home was drag every toy out of her crate and storage turtle.
Even though Natasha has quite a bit of Cocker Attitude, she still has a way to go to catch up with Maggie: