|Feel free to smack me if I'm whining :-)
||[Feb. 27th, 2010|04:24 pm]
Okay, now, yesterday was exhausting. And it was frustrating. I had scheduled vacation for February 26th, through March 5th, returning to work March 8th.|
(I'm not sure anyone knows this, but I'm a vacation hoarder, to the extent that I'm sometimes extremely grateful if I'm *just* tired and have an honest-to-goodness cold and can take an impromptu vacation/sick day, and re-coup my energies.)
I ended up canceling the Monday and Tuesday and keeping the Wednesday through Friday, again, in hopes of moving.
No dice - we can't close before the 8th, and that's if we're really lucky. The 9th is more likely.
I'm thinking I'm canceling the vacation. And, I think I'm going to pay for a full month's rent. We can't start working on the house until after closing - and it requires complete electrical rewiring (including a retirement of all knob-and-tube, and replacement of all the 2-and-3-prong outlets with grounded three prong outlets. Did you notice the extra qualifier there?) Oh, yeah, and some foundation work, which, if you're not quite up to speed on that, means they have to lift the house. Seriously, interestingly geeky, but a bit freaky. Maybe I want to see if they can finish the foundation before I move in.
The roof gets fixed later... maybe this summer. We might, if all goes well, and there are no overages on the foundation and electrical work, do more for the roof than originally planned.
And, now, there's a huge number of scheduling things, and lots of little money matters, and, and, and... wow. But knowing where we stand, I think it's all going to be a lot less stressful. Now it's just "here are some specific, objective problems to solve. Let's solve them." Figuring out how to get an apartment load of stuff from here to the house? That suddenly seems *trivial*.