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Old 02-24-2008, 08:04 AM   #481
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we found the house of our dreams today. it's both thrilling and scary. thrilling because we're so close to making this dream a reality. scary because it's about 3 months ahead of schedule and we're not sure we could make an offer and forestall the closing that long.

so it's either move now and have to carry the apartment for a couple of months, which would be very cost prohibitive, or wait and risk losing the house to another bidder. also, if we moved now we'd have less in savings to offer as a downpayment. which doesn't work out to a huge different in the end, but it's still outside of our anticipated timeline.

i'm babbling out loud. i'm also biting my nails down to the quick. how does anyone survive this process?
here the whole process of buying a house takes about 3 months-- bidding games, then paperwork at the bank and notary, employment letters..

i'd go for it. for the past 3 years i've been living in an apartment that's way too expensive for me, the mortgage is about 2/3 of what i make every month-- but it's worth it. i worry sometimes, and i miss living in a 24/7 city, but i've never regretted buying this place
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:11 AM   #482
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it is 5am, and the sun has charred the other side of the earth and come back to us to paint the smoke over our heads an imperial violet


I feel sad.
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:41 AM   #483
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here the whole process of buying a house takes about 3 months-- bidding games, then paperwork at the bank and notary, employment letters..
we've been told it could be a 60-90 day process, too. so i think we're going to ask to see the house next weekend. still, i dreamed last night that someone closed on that house yesterday so we lost our opportunity.
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:55 AM   #484
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^ how's the market in your area?

it's softened a lot all over the US. you may have more time than you think - but you never do know.
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:59 PM   #485
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we've been told it could be a 60-90 day process, too. so i think we're going to ask to see the house next weekend. still, i dreamed last night that someone closed on that house yesterday so we lost our opportunity.
don't let your dream stand in the way of reality-- call the broker and take a couple of hours off tomorrow to go see the house!
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:03 PM   #486
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^ how's the market in your area?

it's softened a lot all over the US. you may have more time than you think - but you never do know.
very soft. but like you said, you never know.

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don't let your dream stand in the way of reality-- call the broker and take a couple of hours off tomorrow to go see the house!
i emailed her this morning telling her we'd like to see it right away.
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^woo hoo! hope it works out, awesome!
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:23 PM   #488
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I feel extremely worried about the ratman being in a Beech King Air from Toronto to Rhode Island at this very moment.
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:07 PM   #489
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^ little planes like that are floaty - they take the weather pretty well, even though the occupants' stomachs might not...

turboprops are nice in that they have a tendency to want to fly - not like big heavy jets that rely on huge amounts of thrust not to stall out. I like little planes. I've done a LOT of flying around in 5- and 9-seaters, in some really horrendous weather too.

hope I'm helping - if not I'll just stop now

let us know when he lands, OK?
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:24 AM   #490
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Thank you for the aviation tutorial. We are both rec. pilots and much prefer to do our commercial flying in heavy iron.

He is safe and sound, having cheated death again.
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:55 AM   #491
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cor, well you learn something new about trisherina every day, eh?

good on yer, rec pilots - I've been handed the yoke but I didn't have a clue what to do with it except go "yipe!" and hand it back

living in the islands I got used to having to fly "commercial" on a regular basis in teensy things - no choice. I really don't want you to convince me that flying teensy things is cheating death - it'll just bring my aviation phobia out of retirement
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:34 AM   #492
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I feel extremely worried about the ratman being in a Beech King Air from Toronto to Rhode Island at this very moment.
Weather was scary at that time, So you were right to have been nervous. But he did well.
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Did well drooling out the side of his mouth against a window lulled to sleep by the drone of the engine at his right ear, probably. But I did check the weather!
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:06 AM   #494
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I just love those small favors from the universe, sparing our loved ones and all...like so much skin off of an infinite nose.
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:59 AM   #495
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^ in my experience they tend to be taken away when you aren't paying attention, not when you're worried...
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