We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Food Posting For the Following Announcement…

For those interested, here’s a brief run-down of what’s been going on:

We were supposed to close on the house we’re selling and the house we’re buying yesterday.

On Monday, three days before this was scheduled to occur, we were told that wasn’t going to happen.

Everyone — the lawyers, the realtors, the mortgage company– is blaming everyone else for the delay. We were not happy.

Then, a ray of hope: we began working toward taking early possession of the new house (sort of renting the new house until we close on it).

That fell through yesterday morning. We are being told that we won’t be able to close — and therefore move — for 10 days to two weeks.

As I result, I lost my shit. The prospect of staying another two weeks in our row house — a house bordered by over-privileged and frequently drunk-and-obnoxious college students, convicted child molesters, and people who settle their domestic disputes with physical violence and weaponry — really had become too much bear. (And no, I’m not making any of this up.)

So I took off and went for a drive, listened to some music, did some shopping, ate an over-priced lunch, did some more shopping. Eventually, I came home, Shane and I ate dinner (and bitched about the move), watched a ridiculous movie, then went to bed.

I’m still not happy about all of it but, today, I feel a lot better. This weekend is Sadie’s birthday and we’re going to celebrate. I’m also going to unpack some of my kitchen stuff and get going on this cooking-great-stuff-for-a-blog thing that a lot of us do.

But today, I’m going on a tour of the wine country.

Have a great weekend, and I’ll see you next week.

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11 Comments on “We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Food Posting For the Following Announcement…”

  1. August 4, 2006 at 8:25 am #

    Ugh am so sorry you are going through this. I hope the next 10 to 14 days fly by for you guys!On a totally selfish note, I am glad to hear you will be unpacking your goods so that I know I’ll be able to continue drooling while reading your blog next week 😀

  2. August 4, 2006 at 8:32 am #

    I’m glad you are feeling better! I’ve been missing your posts!

  3. August 4, 2006 at 8:50 am #

    Sounds stressful, but at least you’re keeping a good sense of humor. Hang in there.

  4. August 4, 2006 at 1:08 pm #

    Yikes! There’s no stress like moving stress (even when it’s proceeding smoothly). Have a Dr. Kevorkian and put your feet up on a box.

  5. August 4, 2006 at 2:05 pm #

    Oh, that sucks! So sorry to hear that you’re stuck in closing limbo. It’s happened to me too, and I’m in the biz, which is of no consolation when you can’t move into YOUR home. Oy! Through no fault of your own, you can’t fix stupid. That’s what you just have to tell yourself. That, and have one giant kiddie party every day to tick off those annoying neighbors til you move. Water balloons full of shaving cream. Silly string. Pinatas. Loud Raffi or Wiggles music. Or if you have a bunch of friends who are cops… that’s always a great party to throw. It really makes those college students & pervs nervous.(You never heard this from me…) Good luck, and drink up!

  6. August 4, 2006 at 4:44 pm #

    Honestly: all of you guys rock!

  7. August 5, 2006 at 9:41 am #

    Sorry to hear about the problems with the move – why is it these things always happen at death-knock stage and knock everything else on it’s arse??Personally, I think you should try and get all parties responsible into a small room, hand out boxing gloves and let them fight it out whilst you watch from a balcony above, sipping on a Dr. Kevorkian, or Mai Tai 😉

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  9. August 5, 2006 at 11:05 am #

    Ellie: hee hee hee — thanks!

  10. August 7, 2006 at 12:17 am #

    So sorry to hear about that… I’m usually a lurker but I just wanted to tell you that I just got back (really, about an hour ago) to SW Ohio from the fingerlakes region. My family has been going to a cabin on a reservoir for 4 generations and it’s my favorite place in the world, so I’m still rather jealous despite all the problems you’re encountering in this move. Anyway, the lake is called Eatonbrook Reservoir and it’s between Cazenovia and Hamilton, SE of Syracuse if it’s at all familiar to you. Anyway, I have really enjoyed reading your blog since I found it a few weeks ago, so thanks for doing your thing.

  11. August 7, 2006 at 8:24 am #

    Thanks, Jess! I’m looking forward to seeing your site “re-open.”I can’t believe you were just around here! I’m a bit east, by Seneca Lake. Glad to hear you had a nice visit!

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