okay so good news/bad news sitch. awesome husband has left me all alone (with four cats and two hermit crabs.... so not terribly alone) and gone to new york to find a house/job.
and what did he do? he joined a fucking gym. seriously. i have two weight benches and a set of those fancy adjustable dumbbells that were like $300 ON SALE and p90x and the over the door thingy to do pull ups. and he goes to new york and joins a damn gym.
yeah, that's not lasting. if he's joining a gym, he's selling all that shit. plus the gym is like a half hour drive from where we are probably going to live. so it will take him an hour round trip to drive to the place where he'll work out for an hour.
men reading this, i bet you think this makes perfect sense.
women, i don't need to say anything more.
BUT we did find the PERFECT place to live! it's actually two blocks from where we lived with my mom in new york and across the canal from where my brother lives now (doesn't that sound fancy?) it's a high ranch so the lower floor has like two bedrooms and a bathroom and a laundry room and the upper levels have living room, dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms, and another bath.
so the lower level is basically a kitchen-less apartment. perfect for my brother and sisterfromanothermister. and there's room for an office.
and a workout room. fucking awesome husband. not like he's reading this. DICK.
it's a little more than we were hoping to spend and has oil heat (sobbing) but we can make it work.
IF awesome husband finds a job this morning. we don't really anticipate a problem because good mechanics are not a dime a dozen. and awesome husband has had literally THOUSANDS of dollars of chrysler-specific training and chrysler dealers LOVE that shit.
so we're applying with the property management company today. the realtor that showed the house doesn't think we'll have a problem. i'm hoping she's right because IT IS PERFECT.
the door closing is the buyers for our house in florida. the inspection came back and the inspector is like 'there are some loose shingles, a couple of missing shingles, and some puckering shingles on the roof. so fix it and do some routine maintenance'. the buyer's agent interpreted that to 'we want you to replace the roof'. which is so not happening. we're less than two weeks from closing. so we are trying to get a roofer in here to see how much the repair/maintenance will cost and we'll offer to do that and see if they are okay with that.
legally, they have to be. in florida once an offer is accepted the buyer only has like three times to back out of the sale without losing the escrow. one is inspection, one is appraisal, and the other one i forget but it already passed. now they SKIPPED the inspection and went right to the appraisal because they thought it would appraise for less than the offer/asking price and wanted us to let them have it for that price.
yeah. not happening.
but they WAIVED their inspection contingency so they cannot use it as an excuse to back out of the purchase without penalty.
technically, my realtor tells me there are ways they can have their loan denied which would void the purchase without any penalty. and we are motivated. so we are going to try and work with it. but it's just another headache that i didn't want.
so i'm eating lots of tarzipan and playing the sims medieval until awesome husband comes home tomorrow. at the very least, until i get word that we have that house and awesome husband has a job.
that will make me happy in the pants.