With just a few hours left yesterday before both closings would have become at risk for having to be delayed, the buyers of our house were officially approved for their mortgage and their documents were sent to title. We are moving on Tuesday the 28th!
My reaction when I received the news was very visceral and was not, necessarily, one of joy, but instead one of relief and a release of all the stress and aggravation of the last four months. Part of my reaction was that I actually began to shake to the point where I was unsteady on my feet.
I want to thank my friends and relatives for their kind words of congratulations. I shared the news with fewer than ten people, but now am sharing it “with the world.” (I also want to thank our realtor, K Squared, for providing much-needed assurance and guidance.)
We have to send a very large wire today to pay for the part of the amount (about 40%) for the Goose Bumps house that will not be covered by the proceeds from selling our house. Actually, by the end of the day today we will no longer own this house, but will be staying here as tenants, rent-free, until Tuesday. We also have to sign the documents today for the closing on Goose Bumps.
One thread that has run through all of the nice houses my wonderful wife and I have owned: I wish my mother were alive to see them. Of course, at this point she almost certainly wouldn’t still be alive even if she hadn’t died from pancreatic cancer in 2004 as she was born in 1922.
As I wrote to David Banner (not his real name) in a text yesterday, Halle-Frickin’-Lujah!
Now that it appears we are really moving to this amazing house, a strange thought has overtaken me. (What a surprise?! Consider the source…) Part of me now does not want to buy a Jaguar F-Type convertible, despite its Ultimate Garage status, out of fear I would stop driving my Mustang.
In addition, the $35,000-ish price tag for the F-Type (in six-cylinder spec) is a deterrent. We are about to spend a not small amount of money for a house. I can scratch my itch for a sporty convertible for half that much if I buy one of these.
As I have written ad infinitum, I think the Sky (bottom) looks a little better than the Solstice (top), but I have no connection to the Saturn brand whereas I have a very strong connection to Pontiac. Mechanically, the cars are identical.
The Saturn edition of the Kappa platform convertible seems to be a little more expensive in the marketplace than the Pontiac, which is a bit surprising to me. Still, I could buy either car for less than $20,000. I have seen what appear to be good examples of the GXP with asking prices under $15,000. Yes, I would only consider a Solstice GXP or a Sky Red Line and not the base version of either car.
Any thoughts you want to offer would be appreciated. It is highly likely I will not be posting next Monday and Tuesday and maybe not next Wednesday.
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PS, I did not want to ignore the one-year anniversary of the beginning of Russia’s war crimes against Ukraine. Sadly, unspeakable evil will always live among us.
8 thoughts on “Goose Bumps House, Here We Come!”
Hope you didn’t knock your hat off when you ducked under that wire. 🙂
Congrats on the deal coming together. Hope the new abode is all you hope it to be.
Mazel Tov!!! The bluebird of happiness has decided not to poop on you for once!!!
Congratulations on your new home purchase. I am sure you will find the vehicles to fill the garage spaces.
Sooo happy for you
To DDM, prayers for your health situation.
I am relieved that your stress level has been lowered by the completion of the sale of your house and the purchase of the goose bumps house which was part of my prayers about the situation.
Myself, I would purchase the Solstice. The Sky is virtually the same car except for some extra brightwork of which I am not fond. Simple lines look best in my mind and the extra do-dads on the Sky take away from the simple lines, IMHO. For you, buy what is available for the price which suits you and your budget.
I’d offer to come help move, but you are using professionals and my old body rebels against moving heavy objects. I found the house on the Alphabet company’s maps website. Now all I have to do is figure out the best way to travel there from here, so I can transport my wife to her cousin’s new home for a visit once thou art settled and recovered from the move.
This reply is for everyone who has offered kind words on the news, both via the blog and via other channels. I offer heartfelt thanks.
Glad to hear the deals went through. I know they can be fraught with anxiety until things finally come together.
I can’t believe how far behind I am on blog reading. Sitting at the Minneapolis airport catching up while we await about 18 hours traveling to Brazil.
Thanks, JS. Have a safe and fun trip.
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