This has been our life for the past two and a half months:
Sold, donated, threw out, gave away or put into storage most all of our possessions.
Listed our home for sale.
Our first showing led to an offer. After some negotiating, we agreed upon a price. Settlement date set for August 31st.
Kayla receives a job offer from Christiana Hospital (YAY!)
Our neighbor told us we could rent her basement apartment as soon as her current tenant moved out on August 31. Perfect!
Heard back from buyer that settlement date has to be moved up to August 25... (Hmmm, this screws up our living arrangements)
We ask our neighbor's tenant if they can move out a week early. He graciously agreed.
A week before settlement we walk through our neighbor's basement. Strange odor. Probably do to living conditions of tenant
Day before settlement we move Kayla's possessions into storage & do another inspection of neighbor's apartment.. Stench is overwhelming! Smells like human waste.. We decline her generous offer. Everything screeches to a halt.
Lorraine and Kayla do a mad scramble and find an apartment and locate a nice unit at Greenville Place Apartments. Sign lease.
Go to settlement on our beloved home of twenty years. No issues. Sold it to a wonderful couple.
Said good-bye to all our WONDERFUL neighbors.
Stayed a few nights at my brother's place (Thank you Sheldon & Carolyn)
Move Kayla's things out of her storage unit and into her two bedroom apartment. We move in with her as well.
Unpack everything and put up wall hangings.
Meanwhile, my daughter's fiance, Nick, has been applying to Physician's Asst. schools. Although hoping to get into a Philly school, he is accepted at Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, North Carolina.. Everything screeches to a halt!!!
Kayla notifies Christiana Hospital and declines their generous offer.
We drive to Charlotte, NC (not far from Gardner-Webb) to look for a job and apartment for Kay.
Kayla receives two job offers / We can't find an apartment. Prepare to buy her a house..
Finally, through a friend, of a friend, of a friend we find a rental home in Shelby, NC. Nice ranch home. But strange wet-dog smell?? Can't track it down because of all the scented candles.
Kayla accepts job offer at CaroMont Hospital in Gastonia, NC.
Kayla finds someone to assume the balance of the lease at Greenville Place in Delaware (and avoiding a $2000 penalty)
We pack up Kayla's things (again!)
On Saturday morning, 10/07- We rent moving truck and pack everything. (Thanks Aly, Corey, Anton, Nick 1 and Nick 2!)
That evening, after loading the truck and cleaning out her apartment.. Kayla receives a call from her new landlord saying she can't move in because the house is unlivable. Everything screeches to a halt!
After back and forth negotiations, and since we had no other options, we agreed to move Kayla into the house and allow the renovations to go on around her.
Leave early Sunday morning. As we approach Shelby, NC our phone alerts go off: TORNADO WARNING. SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY! Yikes. Not sure what to do.. Warning passes.
Arrive in Shelby. Without the scented candles it is easy to detect the source of Wet-Dog smell: GAS! All windows go up.
Overcast when we arrive. Movers show up one hour late. It's now raining hard! Everything gets wet.
Fire engines arrive. We are ordered to evacuate house. Source of leak traced to fireplace. Leak contained and we can move back in.
Unpack Kayla's belongings.. again as home renovations go on around us.
Kayla begins her new job and we fly home.
We are exhausted!