this isn’t monopoly money we’re playing with

It’s been a weird summer.mortimer_duke

We start of by selling the townhouse we’ve lived in for the past…almost 27 years.  It sold fast – that’s the good news.  Now we have to find some place to live.  Me and the Mrs. decided it’s going to take another 8 or so years of working before retiring – so moving closer to my workplace becomes our target.  My commute is now 70 minutes one way – it would be nice (and less costly) to reduce that a tad.

So we find a place…about 20 minutes away from the office.  A house.  Now before you get that look on your face…yes at this stage with the kids gone we are supposed to be downsizing – like all normal people our age do.  What can I say.  Our first attempt at owning a single family home was a total disaster – mostly because we were young, broke and stupid.  I wanted to take another shot at owning a house.  Having said that – it’s not a big house.  In fact share footage wise it’s only slightly larger than what we have now. and a small piece of property.

Turns out the sellers are anxious to close quickly as they have a house to move to as well.  Points in our favor.   So the fun begins – attorneys, inspections, contractors, packing, repairing.  So the inspection of the house we are buying turns up some issues – the most critical of which is termites.  There is obvious damage –  we don’t know the extent or how it was handled.  So we start asking questions. We are still asking questions.  To keep this short, the moving van is showing up this Friday to move us out – and we still don’t have a finalized place to go to.

Now in the middle of all this, the Mrs. is diagnosed with ADEM – it’s a form of MS that hopefully will be a one time, stress-induced event. But only time will tell.  It still may become full-blown MS if it starts recurring.

Tune in next week  – will they be living in a house or in a Kelvanator box along route 22??



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8 responses to “this isn’t monopoly money we’re playing with

  1. Oh dear. Those are two of the top 5 stressers lumped together. Great timing. The housing will work out — but I hope this is a one-time pain in the ass for your wife. Health problems just suck.

    Hope your doggies are handling the stress well!

  2. I will be praying for both of you. I also have been put through a lot of tests. My eye’s went really haywire July 25th. One Dr. though I had MS or something, went through MRI/MRA thank God all was normal. Now some eye Dr. convinced I have diabetes (hope he is dead wrong). So more tests. The house I bought in 2012 I wish I had never bought. Problems not caught or seen. So Stress on top of stress & more stress.

    Hang in there Coop as I’m also trying to do. Tell your Mrs. for me, I’ll be thinking about her and she will be OK. I have numerous health problems, I know exactly how she feels.

    The best to both of you.

  3. Geez when it rains it pours. Congrats on selling the house but … the health news -that’s a kick in the butt if there is one. Hoping for good news for her soon — and you can always rent 🙂


  4. lime

    i do not envy the stress of the move or the health issues. i do certainly pray that both work out favorably. that’s an awful lot to handle all at once. wishing you both the best.

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