Sunday, September 09, 2012

This is What I Get For Helping...

First of all, let me say that I am always happy to help.  While it is not my preference, I will even venture outside in the summertime in Virginia in the gawd-awful heat n' humidity that only this state can provide, to help.  But, for the record, this is what it gets me.
Whadda ya think of dem apples??  In the battle of Mindi vs. the bush hog, the bush hog was definitely the winner.  I will not comment as to what body part I am showing you, but that is not a really cute sock that you see in the bottom left corner.

In other news, we are trying to buy this house.

It will be the sixth house we have tried to buy in the past year.  What a year it has been!  The first house failed the home inspection and the seller refused to put on a new roof until we had walked away.  The second house had mold, even though the seller insisted that there had never been mold.  There was evidence of mold remediation and new mold growth.  Liar, liar, pants on fire.  The third house, we lost to a cash offer.  The fourth house, we could not settle on a price with the seller.  The fifth house took too long - it was a "pre-approved" short sale and we gave the seller's bank 60 days to approve it.  We walked on day 63.  This little beauty is the sixth.  I hope we get this one.  It is smaller than what we are used to, but that is ok with me.  It is in a great town and an excellent school district.  We have already had the home inspection, but again, this one needs a new roof.  Along with a re-wiring of the electrical box, radon remediation, a new kitchen floor and counters, a new chimney, and there is moisture in the basement.  All we really want, though, is the roof and radon fixed.  Seriously, we could do the rest in our own time.  Keep your fingers crossed for us.  We would love to get the family back together in one place again.  It has been nearly a year since we all lived under the same roof.  We miss Dan and he misses his girls, too.