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.
First showing led to 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 on 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.
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 at Greenville Place. Sign lease.
Go to settlement on home. Sell 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 Sheldon & Carolyn's (thank you!)
Move Kayla's things out of her storage unit and into her apartment. We move in as well.
Unpack everything and put up wall hangings.
Although hoping to get into a Philly school, Nick (her fiance) receives offer to Physician's Asst school at Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, North Carolina.. Everything screeches to a halt!!!
Kayla notifies Christiana of her change in time frame. They thank her for her honesty then withdraw offer (not unexpected)
We drive to Charlotte NC 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, thru 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 offer at CaroMont Hospital in Gastonia, NC.
Kayla finds someone to assume the balance of the lease (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!)
On Sat. evening, after loading truck and cleaning 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 in 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. 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 next. 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 renovations go on around us.