The last few days have been crazy. Wednesday everything that could go right, did. We got an offer on our house. We found out that our car, which had broken down on Monday for the THIRD TIME in 6 months, would be covered by insurance. We were walking on sunshine!
Then reality hit on Thursday. We found out our property manager, who had promised to be done with all the repairs on our house by July 10th, hadn't done a thing. Still had holes in the walls. Still had trash in the garage. Still had 2 doors that were broken and needed to be replaced. STILL NO GARAGE DOOR OPENERS. She's had a month. Needless to say she's been fired. I'm not sure what kind of money is left but she is supposed to have it electronically transferred to us and email us an itemized statement of what she's done with our money. We are also due back the $100 they kept in an emergency fund. We'll see what happens.
Karen and Rick...not sure what we would have done without them. We think, and Gayle, our realtor agrees, that all of their hard work on the yard is what made our house stand out to the buyers. I even told Gayle we should give them part of the commission. :) They have already been back down and taken care of the CO2 monitors we needed in the house for the inspection (new requirement as of July 1st, 2009...just our luck) and we have now had to ask them to fix everything else. We'll obviously be paying them back for everything they've done, plus gas money, and we're planning a trip to go see them so that I can cook meatloaf for Rick and a lobster dinner for Karen. Oh yeah, and they get to see Brenden...which is really what they want. :)
The other lovely thing we found out yesterday was that our insurance WOULD NOT be covering our car since they had already paid for the same repair to be fixed once. We had it towed to Pep Boys on Monday and they said it was a transfer box. Then it was towed to Barron and Hart on Tuesday (they fixed it in October) and they found out it was a bearing that was replaced incorrectly in April which then broke our axle this past Monday. Following me, still? So now, it's back at Pep Boys, who is paying for everything that had to be done at Barron and Hart and who is also fixing everything that is wrong with the car since they are the ones that fixed it wrong in the first place. That is now TWO repair shops that have fixed our car incorrectly. Who in the world can you trust??? Pep Boys not only screwed up in April but they also misdiagnosed it this week. GEESH!
Today has been much better. Mike and Connie let us borrow their Expedition so I have a car and we had a great time at swimming lessons this morning. Brenden did another submersion (I had to do it...eek!) and he did great. We also learned that the buyers were OK with the extra documents we included with the contract (Early Occupancy Agreement, which states that they can't mess up our house, owe us the earnest money if they don't close on the house, etc.) and the inspection is scheduled for tomorrow at 9 am. Fingers crossed!
I hope next week I can keep the good news coming. By August 1st (we're due to close on July 31st) we'll be doing a huge happy dance. Until then, I think we'll just do a subdued wiggle.