Saturday, April 15, 2006

The Move Update #...I forget

Okay - everything has smoothed out a little with the move. Just to let those of you who may have to go through this at some time in your life, here's what happened to us:

The buyers were using money from their 401K. The check came from out of state. Their lender put a hold on the check - 7 days...

That's not bad enough.

When the 7 day hold was up, the buyers' lender told them that because they didn't close on the appointed date, they now had to RE-VERIFY all their previous info - paystubs and other financial info. When the buyers pointed out that this had been done already (and besides, it wasn't their fault the check was held for 7 days), the lender just insisted that it's the way things are done.

Meanwhile, WE are living with family, suitcase-diving and carrying things around (since our car is already shipped off). AND the buyers are living in a hotel because they gave notice on their apartment.

Things that make you go.... Damnit!

ANYway... Thanks to everyone for the encouraging words & the condolences on our friend Marie. Something that people outside of cold-weather states probably never think about: Marie can't be buried until summer when the ground has thawed enough. So her family will go back to Fairbanks for that ceremony. (My mother was cremated, so we didn't have to deal with that. I imagine it would be a little bit like mourning twice. Or maybe it's just final closure.)

Okay, my friends, I will check in with you later. I have to tell you all about whether or not I actually go to see the old first-love boyfriend... I've got a couple more days to decide.



  1. Sorry to hear about the complications with the move, Free. Things will work out. Stay up hunny.

  2. I think you will go.I would just cos curiosity would be killing me.

    Never really thought abt burials in cold weather places and I spent 4 yrs in the US.

    Ps.I can't see your tagboard.dunno if its just me

  3. I'm glad to hear the move is smoothing out a bit. I was lucky when I got my house. Everything worked out well.

    I lived in Michigan so I know about the frozen ground thing. I'm sorry to hear about Marie. I don't know if I would be able to handle waiting to have the funeral. Are you going to try to come back for it?

  4. awwwwwwwww sorry about the hold up. everything happens for a reason though! Keep your head up.

  5. Ohhh..nothing like real estate woes to drive you to the Vodka.

    Keep your head up, Free!!

  6. Saying a prayer for you Free! Hoping things will be on the up and up for you real soon! :)

  7. Hang in there! I hope everything works out soon with the move.