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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Adventures in moving

Note to house buyers: DO NOT TRUST PEOPLE'S WORD. GET EVERYTHING IN WRITING! We are not moved. We own a house that we cannot get a key to. We closed escrow on Friday last week. The sellers were supposed to be out of the house. They are no longer living in the house but still have some of their belongings that they "have not had a chance" to move yet. Their realtor relayed to us and to our realtor that they would be out of the house by the close of escrow. We set up all of our plans, including movers on Sat. morning, to move in this past weekend. Long story short:

Movers loading truck
Hubby goes to our new house to get key from sellers
Seller slams door (our door) on his face yelling, "you are NOT getting a key to this house!"
Hubby calls the police out to see where we stand in the matter
The police say according to the contract we cannot enter the property until Sept. 6th
We are now living in an empty house with 2 kids and 2 cats
Joy to the world!
We have 2 storage lockers full of our belongings including all of my sons clothes
Shop at Wal Mart for clothes so son can attend school on Monday
Shop for microwavable food since all of kitchen things are in storage

Having said all of that, I do feel grateful to have a warm, dry place to sleep and shower. We have food to eat and clean water to drink. Unlike so many people hit by this devastating hurricane, we are fortunate enough to have all of these things that we rely on daily. I feels so weird that we are only getting the after effects of the hurricane with lots of calmly falling rain. It doesn't seem fair. Mother nature at it's best.


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