The End of Summer & I’m Feeling Fine

The End of Summer & I’m Feeling Fine

  • Victoria Merchant
  • 11/16/21

We’re still dog-sitting the best dog in the world. Compared to Kamper anyway. He’s so sweet. Never barks. Just looks cute and listens to what you tell him. If only my kids would do this, life would be grand. They’ve actually been excellent lately. They’re enjoying summer and camp, and I’m still getting along with Bridger, so that’s top-notch. #moming.
Earlier this week, I took a class about working with buyers on purchasing new builds, which is different than buying a resale house. The contract is different, the dates and deadlines are different, you won’t get your earnest money back (unless you work with me :), inspections are kinda frowned upon by the builders (but who cares, still get one). Lots of things vary, so it was really informative. 
I actually have helped buyers get into new builds, and I strongly suggest getting an inspection no matter what the seller says. Things can always get missed, even if the house is new. And, if you purchase a new build, make sure you get in writing that you will 100% get 100% of your earnest money back if the sale falls through or you need to back out. That’s what we did, and we ended up needing it.
Anyway, I’m reading Duma Key, an older Stephen King book, and it’s good. I’m bummed because I had to cancel my book club last week, so it’s happening this week, and I can’t wait. Any ideas for new books? I love a good book suggestion.
We have Tag’s grandma’s birthday coming up, the big 9. 5. Wow. It’s hard for me to imagine living that long. I can barely get through a week; 95 years is so excessive.
Two weeks till Cape Cod! I’m staying focused on work till then so I can get there and forget about bills, Covid, alarms, responsibilities I need this big time.

Colorado Realtor® Stuff

Today I closed on the house that was an emotional mess. The one where the guy wanted to back out and then didn’t want to back out, and then he did want to back out, and then he didn’t end up backing out, and all I can say is thank the good Lord this is over. Cape Cod, you can’t get here soon enough. What a rollercoaster.
I think we all took a big sigh of relief when the deal was done. I still need to help him move (I said I would), and, fun fact, the entire state of Colorado is sold out of U-hauls, and rollaway dumpsters are backed up for three weeks. Fun stuff.
On the horizon: I have two fixer-uppers coming up that we’ll get into next week, but they’ll be good ones!
I’m off to think about all I can accomplish in 95 years. It’d have to be a lot. We’re talking peace prizes, time travel, books written, the whole kit, and kaboodle. If you’re gonna do it, do it right, do it gracefully, like Tag’s G-ma. Enjoy yourselves this week and see you soon!

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