Monday, June 13, 2011

House woes again

Sorry for the crappy photo - my camera ran out of juice and I had to use my phone. :-) I'm not making as much progress on my mystery as I would like. Duh, maybe I need to stitch to make progress? LOL! I spent three days in NY last week on business and I spent the rest of the week catching up on work and sleep. I should be getting the next installment in the mail any day and I was hoping to be done with part one before the part two came out.

I'm about 24 to 48 hours away from loosing the house - again. The seller has turned out to be uncooperative as can be. I needed to get in last weekend to start work on the FHA changes and they would not give me permission. So now I'm down to one weekend. And I still don't have "official" (written letter) from them for this coming weekend. The sellers agent says he can't contact him at all but what is funny about that is my sister drove by the house on Saturday and they were there and I drove by on Sunday to chat with a neighbor and they were there also. So much for that. But I did have one good piece of news, the sellers agent said he would take down the fence during the week so I won't have to do to take care of that piece of the FHA requirements. That little piece of help might turn out to be the difference in getting the house and not getting it.

Stay tuned - never a dull moment here. :-)

Thursday, June 02, 2011

lovely colors

I managed to stitch on the train yesterday and this morning! Miracle of miracles. :-) My eyes are getting older - I am having a hard time seeing the 36 count with the motion of the train. I have to be really careful I don't skip or add a thread when counting. I guess it's time for glasses that aren't cheaters.

Bank of American has given me until June 30th to close on the house. We think the seller is moving this week and might actually be already gone. My agent is trying to confirm this. I plan on going into the house at some point Saturday or Sunday with my brother who is going to help me make the repairs. We thought it a good idea to look first so we are ready to go the weekend after with all the tools and suppies we need for the repairs in hand. I'd love to close around the 20th. That would give me several days to clean and paint before moving on the 25th and 26th. :-) This might really happen. :-)

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

new start

Here is my new start - the With Thy Needle and Thread mystery. I'm doing mine on Silkweavers 36 count French Vanilla. When I went to pull it out of the bag just now to take a photo I was startled on how little I had completed. It felt like I stitched all long weekend. But I the reality was closer to I picked it up a lot but didn't spend much time stitching. I got a lot of packing completed and that feels good. I have a lot more to go though.