Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sometimes a Granny's Gotta Rant


We bought a new house... we closed Friday evening... DELAY!!! Since we closed after banking hours AND it was a holiday weekend, the funds wouldn't post until Tuesday and the seller wasn't comfortable being liable by going ahead and handing over the keys...SO...

A long weekend with no new house... I was not a happy camper, but understood and sucked it up and dealt with it... We spent the weekend packing and cleaning... on Memorial Day we went furniture "looking" and found the perfect living room suite... so we bought it... a lovely tan leather reclining sofa, loveseat with coffee and end tables... and a really really nice entertainment center on sale... bought it too and scheduled delivery for Wednesday. Things were looking good.

I had to work Tuesday but DH planned to go as soon as he got the call from the attorney and pick up the key, then head to the new house with a load of packed boxes and plans to do some yard work, some work on the well and to schedule appliance delivery. When I got home from work, the plan was to take the paint samples I've been carrying around in my purse for WEEKS, hold them up to the walls, make color decisions then go buy paint, that way we can get most of the painting we plan to do done by the time the movers come... MUCH easier to paint without having to work around furniture and such, so it seemed to be a great plan... and is!

DH waited for the call... and waited... and waited... finally his patience gave out so he started making calls... 

Well my friends... it seems one of the owners (there are two, siblings who inherited the property, one here in town, the other out of state and sending her paperwork in by proxy)... had neglected to sign and have witnesses in TWO different places... sign at the X... how hard could it be, I ask you??? Nevertheless, it happened and now we wait "just one more day" to get the keys...

DH and I have both called several times all afternoon to find out the status of the resolution to this new issue... we've both got recordings saying "*ting...ting... ting... I'm sorry, all circuits are busy, please try your call later" ALL afternoon... can't get through.

So we sit... and wait... and have no way of contacting anyone to find out anything...

Hey, I'm normally a calm, patient person... I follow the rules... I go through the proper channels... 

Right now I'm angry, frustrated, and have no recourse except to sit... and wait... until SOMEBODY gets their ducks in a row and gives me the keys to MY HOUSE!!!

Sorry, folks, I had to get that off my chest before I explode!

And now, I guess I'll put on my big girl panties and deal with it...

As my hero Maxine says... 



"When life pulls you down, it might be time to pick yourself up by your own bra straps!"

Thanks for listening to this ol' Granny have a li'l rant... I feel better now!

1 comment:

  1. I Really liked this!!! I think waiting stinks. Theres nothing that will get me on the wrong side of the emotion tracks than a car that wont start or waiting on someone else , but you know what? Your right ,theres nothing you can do "cept get happy in the same pants you got upset in...or as you say pick yourself back up

    ReplyDelete

html, body, div, span, applet, object, iframe, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, p, blockquote, pre, a, abbr, acronym, address, big, cite, code, del, dfn, em, font, img, ins, kbd, q, s, samp, small, strike, strong, sub, sup, tt, var, b, u, i, center, dl, dt, dd, ol, ul, li, fieldset, form, label, legend, table, caption, tbody, tfoot, thead, tr, th, td { margin: 0; padding: 0; border: 0; outline: 0; font-size: 100%; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent; } body { line-height: 1; } ol, ul { list-style: none; } blockquote, q { quotes: none; } /* remember to define focus styles! */ :focus { outline: 0; } /* remember to highlight inserts somehow! */ ins { text-decoration: none; } del { text-decoration: line-through; } /* tables still need 'cellspacing="0"' in the markup */ table { border-collapse: collapse; border-spacing: 0; }