Monday, October 30, 2017

Friends I Have Made Along The Way

If you are like me, Sweet William The Scot, you have made friends with people and their pets who are not bloggers but stop by with a comment and e-mail you.
People who care about our lives.  When we are down they e-mail us to cheer us, when we are sick they send us cards and they rejoice when things are going our way. 
Well here are a few of those I have had the delight in getting to know.
This is Pea.  Pea lives on the other side of the world and is moving to QLD.
Queensland will have acreage and a lattice enclosed verandah where Pea will be able to supervise all.  In the move Pea will be taking two planes.  Pea is sixteen years young.
Here is Gailen wearing his purple people eater costume for Halloween.  Gailen lives with his bro Bentley on the east coast.
Now Bentley is the communicator.  Why he has even tried to help us get our house sold.  He sent us a Saint Joseph Statue - Home Selling Kit.  
Always bury the statue upside down it said. The theory behind this request claims that Joseph will work harder to leave the ground when buried upside down so he can find a comfortable home in which to dwell.
  • Some say that burying the statue sideways so that Joseph’s praying hands are pointing directly at your house helps direct potential buyers to your home.
  • Or bury a St Joseph statue in the backyard of your home near a flowerbed, shrub or other natural growth to expedite selling your home.
  • You can also choose to bury St. Joseph one feet underground (again, to make Joseph work harder to leave the ground and quickly find a nice home) next to your For Sale sign, even if it is in the front yard.
  • Once your house is sold, dig up the St Joseph statue and give it a place of honor in your new home.
Well we think St Joseph expedited our flowers as our flower beds grew double.

We had an offer of $105,000 on the house without it being up for sale.

The couple had looked at the house next door and it did not pass housing inspection.  They were sad and Lee asked if they would like to see inside my house as I was thinking of selling if I could get a certain condo.  They were renting a house month to month and could stay where they were for awhile.

Lee took the offer contingent on us getting the condo in the development that was up for sale where two of our friends live.  They said they would take our offer but leave their condo in pending till my people got their loan in order (which was not going to be a problem ~ other than the bank had a backload of 45 days).

Well the condo got a higher offer, Lee countered but they came back again higher than Lee could go.

We hate realtors.

So the deal all went down the toilet  ~ I dug up St Joseph and now have Joseph sitting on the mantel. 
Yep it was bury dig him up, bury dig him up for awhile this Spring.
Next is Nessa who lives out in Nevada.  Nessa is eleven years old and is quite the gopher digger.  Yep she digs so much she has worn her Scottie beard off.  She is a dirty sock thief also.
Now Bella and I are out on the Halloween haunt for more great friends.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot

26 comments :

  1. Hi Sweet William,
    How nice to hear from you and to meet some of your email friends. It's too bad the house sale and condo purchase didn't work out - the property business here in the UK is no fun either, although you will be pleased to know that the system in Scotland is generally fairer than that in England!
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  2. Sorry to hear you didn't get to sell your house and move to the condo. Hopefully something will come along soon that will work out for you. It was fun meeting your friends. We hope you and Bella get lots of great treats when you are out for Halloween.

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  3. Hari OM
    As Bertie has mentioned, here in Scotland the situation is that once an offer has been accepted that's it; cannot be 'gazumped'. It stinks you didn't get that condo - but you knows I'sa glass half full gal and am certain it was cuz there is something even better fur you all waiting on some street somewhere closeby. (If it helps, the friend I visited after being with you tried the buried saint thing and it didn't work... so she dug it up, signed on her new place anyway and within two weeks the old house sold! I think it is great news you have an acceptable offer on your place without pressure to get out. Putting up some POTP for you and Lee to find that new place!) Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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    1. Here you can gazump right up to closing. They put up pending or delisted all sorts of terms on the selling property with taking pack up offers. I don't think I would trust a sale till I had the title in hand and my furniture move in.
      Wills

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  4. oh I'm so sorry that Joseph couldn't help you... but we will cross all paws and fingers that efurrything ends the bets for you... hugs to you and a happy happy howl-o-ween...

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  5. Our cousin in Pennsylvania always used Joseph. The last sale took awhile, but it did go through eventually. Good luck. Can't gazump here either.

    Love all the pictures.

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  6. You have some good looking friends that visit you from time to time. That Bentley is one of the best looking that I have seen around.
    Bentley

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  7. Well that just doesn't seem right at all. We think that something even better is out there for you and we hope it is soon.
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  8. Happy HOWL O Ween Sugar Billy and Miss Lee.
    WE are SOOOOOO happy to see you.. and your furends..
    WE still remember meeting you IN THE FURS.

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  9. Thanks for sharing your friends. We hope you sort out your house stuff.

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    1. We think we are just stuck here in this home forever. "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be").
      Wills

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  10. Too bad da condo thing didn't work out.

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  11. Oh sorry abouts the condo. That would be pawsome living in the same place as all your friends! I can't believes how cheap your houses are there! OMD, I could buy 10 of yours for just one of ours! (yes, prices are THAT kerazy here! And trust me, these are NOT big houses!) I hopes maybe something works out for you guys! {{hugs}}
    HAPPY HOWLOWEEEEEENIE!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. The median home price for where I live in the community of Mount Washington is $189,444. We live in an itty bitty home with a big yard. Itty Bitty keeps it from selling.
      I know the cost in California is way way more than here. Wish we could afford more. Lee spent to much money taking care of her parents. They should have saved for their own retirement instead of expecting Lee to always take care of them.
      Wills

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    2. Yes but they were her parents and Lee is a lovely lass

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  12. Bummer about the house and condo business. Don't loose hope. It will happen if it was meant to be.
    Happy Halloween!

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  13. Revenge is sweet. The realtors don't get their 6%. Every time we go house hunting, we meet realtors. Is it just me or does every female realtor spend the previous night marinating in (cheap) perfume?

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    1. Lawyers ~ Realtors all use cheap perfume and cologne for the fees they charge. Lee is a complete failure in selling this house.
      Well at least Lee contacted Dodds Monument and is having her grave stone engraved. She can succeed there.
      Wills

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  14. HI Wills , Pea here. Love your work on the photos. You do have some lovely friends. Existence will take care of the house at the right time. You know we do not really need a big space. Big emphasis on down sizing in Australia now. Have to get on my brroooomstick now

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  15. Hi Wills, I meant to ask you is Bella your girlfriend. I think she lives in Australia too. So I guess it is a long distance relationship

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    1. I have had two girlfriends. My first one went to the Rainbow Bridge. Then Bella grabbed me up. Why we have so much in common. She is just a few months older than me and our peeps were born on the same day and they have the same political views. Bella's peep hails from the USA but moved to Aussie Land years ago. It is an e-mail relationship. But I love her.
      Wills

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  16. Hope u find a new condo. We heard about the St Joseph statue before really didnt understand it but you explained it very well.

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    1. Don't give up. The right property and purchaser will appear when you lease expect it.

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    2. You know Pea I did my best I fought the good fight but sometimes you just have to give up your dream.
      Love You Lots
      Will

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