After 8 months of waiting through this emotional roller coaster ride called 'Buying A Short Sale', we finally closed on the house today! Only a few people know the full extent of what we have been going through just to get to this point but I am glad it's finally over!
We move in the last week of March as the seller, a winemaker, is finishing up bottling a batch of wine and couldn't move any sooner so we are doing a rent back for the 19 days. It's only about 2 miles from Zuzu's and near tons of wonderful nurseries!
Here is my cubit I started just to track progress of any of the house and garden projects with added databases of plants I have, photos of the property can be found under the Main forum. http://cubits.org/Suehomegarden/
Finally I can get all these approx. 300 575!! pots of plants out of my Mom's front and back yard plus at least 70 pots out of Zuzu's yard!
Oh, Sue! Hallelujah! My first thought is that knowing your mom loves plants also.....when you take all of your pots, she's going to think her place looks naked...lol...
Second thought is that, unfortunately, the way people steal things, I can't believe you still have those pots sitting on the drive. In many areas, they would all be gone in one evening.
That was the other thing I was going to mention, but didn't want to get you started on counting pots....lol..
Still, I am surprised. I hear of neighborhoods where you'd have to chain the pots in some way. We had a few rare cycads at the library that were quite mature and were dug up and taken in the middle of the night....bronze sculptures here in town cut off, stolen to be melted down...sigh...
I'll bet you can't wait to get moved in...waiting for his wine?
Before we moved to Washington, we'd made an offer on a property in Albion and the dude wouldn't leave until his weed crop had matured.....
Yes Mike, first time we toured the house I leaned over the deck to snap a picture at the side of the house and said to our Realtor, "oh look, tomato plants" and then walked away, he then took a look and said "Uh, those aren't tomato plants". We then checked them out all different kinds with plant name tags. Next time we stopped by, they were 3 ft tall, the next time, all gone. http://picasaweb.google.com/SPBrown.Ca/BigPlumHouse#54960250...
First job, trimming down and/or pulling out the overgrown shrubs plus weeding!
I just did a pot count yesterday because I was always estimating the number and not counting the tiny pots on the shelves, starting with the ones that are around 1 qal. and up, I counted 576!! And that's not counting what I have at Zuzu's house!
Well yesterday we drove up and did a walk-through with the seller, and guess what, he had the whole backyard weeded! He said he felt bad at how overgrown it was and so had about a dozen black garbage bags full of the cleared weeds. Now I can see the paths again and while most of the weeds were merely cut down and will have to be either pulled or smothered, at least it wasn't so overwhelming as our previous visit. We still need to cut down a lot of the overgrown shrubs though, we'll rent a chipper so at least we can make some mulch.
We talked to the new neighbors that are moving in around the corner at a house we had previously looked at and also to a few other neighbors who are real excited we are moving in. (they are not fond of the seller or the neglectful condition he allowed the house to become)
We then drove to 4 storage unit places to check on available units since my daughter and family are moving in with us and found a nice clean one. Then we went to both the elementary and middle schools nearby and picked up registration packets for the grand kids, both schools are with a mile.