It has been a while since I have been here! It has changed - a lot. I am not good with change and don't like this new version at all. Oh well
Things have been happening in these parts. Last week we got back from our 10-day road trip to take Katie back to Marist College. We didn't want to fly so we drove. My daughter has a company car that is at her disposal, so that was our transportation.
That campus will take your breath away. It is in the Hudson Valley - right on the Hudson. How I love it. The weather was quite good. We got her things from storage and she was pretty much moved in the one day (in the two-hour allotment of time). She is staying in the Town Houses type of dorm. She has was to have a total of 7 roommates, but one didn't return. They have a full kitchen and a large living room. I think she will be happy there - although there will be a lot of walking. In the mornings for practice (whatever is done with that)she (and5 of the roommates) have to go across campus. That will be terrible when winter hits. But then I am thinking like a Southeast Texas girl!
The has a hybrid schedule - she will only be face to face one day a week in her classes and in her labs. The rest on line. BUT while we were there, there were three really big parties. I guess those students believe they are invincible. The girls all joked that they would be home in a month. I hope not. Katie would be so sad, and the one roomie is from New Zealand!
We stayed in Poughkeepsie a second day so my daughter could buy the incidentals they didn't think of and groceries. I really enjoyed the days.
One day other than the 10 we were gone has pretty much morphed into another. I find myself loosing track of what day it is. I am trying to set a schedule to keep the days straight. But I have pretty much failed at that.
While we were gone, we got a contract on the house. It was not as much as we wanted, but it was reasonable. We accepted. It was a contingency. Then there were four more, but all were, alas, low balls. So nothing. THEN we got one a little better. But they had not put their house up yet.
I had been hearing that we are in a sellers market, but with COVID, our house had sat for 150 days. I didn't think it was. All because we have WHITE APPLIANCES in the kitchen. Doesn't matter we have upgraded appliances, upgraded zoned HVAC, a standby whole house generator, two completely redone bathrooms and a third that is pretty good -a Jack and Jill set up (two vanities flanking the tub and toilet), and a large pool. We have WHITE APPLIANCES AND no granite on the counters.
So we were going to have the first buyers decide if they would meet the new contract. While this was all going on - the buyers of their house backed out. To cut to the chase, those buyers backed out on us. But the second, better buyers signed the contract. We are under contract. Their realtor (his mother) says their house will sell rapidly - and looking at what is going on right now, we are seeing a seller's market. They scheduled their inspections today. Now I sit on needles and pins because I know all inspectors have to validate their fee by finding faults. I just hope they are minor ones. We keep the house in good repair, but the roof is old. So we will see.
So in the midst of boredom with some trepidation about catching this virus, we have had some action!
Stay safe and well.