Almost away from Carlisle…another Goat post

Ready for this one? 


You’d better sit down. 


Oh yeah, you’re at your computer, you are probably sitting down.


Well, let’s begin then, shall we?  On Monday we received a frantic call from our lawyer – can you close earlier than the end of the month? (heck yeah!) The buyers’ bank is going out of business BUT they are still giving out the promised loans until the end of the week.  So a flurry of activity and juggling & we get the remaining junk out of the old house (empty boxes, deep fryer, things of that nature). 

The walk through is supposed to happen on Tuesday at 3:00, but there is a radon test happening that doesn’t end until 2:00 so we can’t go into the house until then.  So Claudia and I show up at the house at 2:00 to be greeted by the welcome committee on the driveway. 

 2 of them were quite, er, amorous with each other…


Anywhooooo, I vacuum up dead flies (gross) and get the leftover towels from the bathrooms and get rid of a dead mouse (even MORE gross) and finally head out of there at about 3:20.  No buyers to be seen for a walk-through, but that isn’t my responsibility so I start the long journey home to Saratoga Springs.


A few hours later we get a call.  The bank has just officially gone out of business.  On Tuesday.  Completely out of money.  No loan at all for our buyers.  They are now scrambling to get a loan somewhere else (please please please please please let this happen!)


Oh, AND I also learned that there is a female british voice that will wake you up if there is carbon monoxide in the house in Saratoga.  I really thought I was James Jane Bond for a moment.  “Warning.  [beep beep beep beep]  Wahrning.  Carbon Monoxide Alert.  [beep beep beep]”  I was waiting to hear “this house will self-destruct in 5…4…3…2…”  Don’t worry.  I have fought off the colorless odorless gas and I HAVE WON!  hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. [villianous laugh]  I am a superhero.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Kari on October 25, 2008 at 9:38 am

    That picture is totally scandal in a bottle. I love that you put it on here!


  2. […] call yesterday afternoon that the Carlisle house is CLOSING TODAY at 4:30 p.m.  — hopefully THIS bank won’t go out of business before then.   Fingers crossed, salt over the shoulder, don’t walk under a ladder, don’t look […]


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