Mostly Away

The packers are coming tomorrow, so for some unspecified while my presence online is going to be kind of spotty-ish. Being me I’ll still be around some — have laptop, will surf — but I won’t be spending all day online the way I usually do.

I have more sorting, stashing and tossing to do; everything has to be ready for strangers to start grabbing and boxing by 8am tomorrow, and I probably won’t get much sleep. We’re moving into a hotel tomorrow night, and the main computers will be packed up well before then.

I’m just hoping we don’t lose too much between here and Seattle. :/

We’ll be in a hotel for eight or nine days (during the packing and moving out of our stuff, then supervising a good cleaning [flamethrower, firehose, backhoe] and whatever last-minute repairs need doing), then flying up to Seattle and moving into temporary quarters, still not quite settled where. It all depends on how the deals go — the guy who wants to buy our condo has been dragging his feet for the last week or more, and we’re counting on that for a down payment on the townhouse. If that ends up falling through for some reason, we’ll have to scramble for a quick refinance (which was our original plan before this buyer popped out of the woodwork) to get our down payment; it won’t be enough for a full twenty percent, which will impact our interest rate and monthly payment, plus the time it takes will cause us to incur a substantial penalty ($85/day) for failing to close on the townhouse by the deadline. I’m really hoping our buyer down here gets his act together RSN. :/

If it all comes together, we could end up staying at a hotel in Seattle for as little as a week or two. If it all goes pear-shaped and we have to go back to house-hunting from scratch, we could end up in an apartment for two months, then moving to a smaller apartment when our per-diem runs out. More likely it’ll be somewhere in the middle. Oh, then at the end, moving again to wherever we end up for the next few years, hopefully the townhouse we made an offer on. [crossed fingers] Most of our stuff (everything the packers will be packing tomorrow and Thursday) will be in storage until we’re in permanent housing, so we get to live out of suitcases until that happens, joy.

I’m just looking forward to all this being over. You ever wish you could go to sleep and wake up a month or two later…? [wry smile]

Anyway, later all. [wave] Keep the internets warm for me. 🙂


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Angela Benedetti lives in Seattle with her husband and a few thousand books. She loves romance for the happy endings, for the affirmation that everyone who's willing to fight for love deserves to get it and be happy with someone. She's best known for her Sentinel series of novels, the most recent of which is Captive Magic.