|From Kawasaki Vulcan Riders Forum 2011 Culpeper, VA|
So much going on, where to start.
About a month ago my husband was offered a position in Asheville, NC and we accepted. In the past month we have been busy trying to find a home and getting our home in Va ready to sell.
We had really hoped to be in NC by the 18th of August so the kids could start school on the first day. I had gone down previously to look for a house and found several that we liked. We put an offer in on a home that we will call the "crazy realtor" house. They ultimately accepted the offer and we went ahead and ordered the appraisal. Because we had a contract we were able to register the kids in school, which we did. We had hoped to have the appraisal back before school started but because the sellers crazy realtor would not let them in the house to do the appraisal we were very concerned that this deal was not going to go through.
In a panic I called my husband who was still in VA and said "I need you to get down here and help me look for another home". The kids and I were living in a hotel and all of a sudden there was no plan. We were only going to be in the hotel for 30 days. We went down early so they could start school on time, knowing we would be in a house in 30 days. Suddenly, poof, plan in the toilet.
So Bob came to Asheville and we found another house. A new home that the builder was trying to sell and had renters living in it. We refer to this home as the Guitar House because they have a band living in the house and they are pigs. After negotiations with the seller we came to an agreement and now have a contract on a house to close in 60 days. Because we did not want to live in a hotel for OVER 60 days we brought the kids back to Culpeper and they started school on time here.
So we get back to Culpeper and low and behold we have an EARTHQUAKE! Now may I say this scared the CRAP out of me. There are some things in life that should remain constant and that is the earth below my feet should remain solid. Thankfully we did not have any structural damage to our home, pictures fell and books off the bookshelf and that is about it.
We now have a hurricane bearing down on us and it can just GO AWAY!