Friday, September 21, 2012


This has been such a beautiful week in the country. The weather has been cool, the sun has been shining, and the farmers have begun harvesting their crops. I watched from our front door this afternoon as one farm neighbor took down a whole field of corn in a matter of minutes. Sometimes I can't believe this happens just across the road from my house. Since I'm a transplanted city slicker, any activity involving huge farm implements piques my interest. 
This week seems fairly  calm compared to the challenges of the previous seven days. Last Thursday I had a frustrating day with my mother and on Friday there were last minute glitches in the closing on Glenn's dad's house. I spent the whole day fielding phone calls from the realtor and trying to schedule the pick-up of furniture from the house. We thought we had 30 days to vacate the premises, when actually the contract stated the new owner would take immediate occupancy. Why that information hadn't been shared with us is still a mystery. It was an unfortunate oversight. We learned about the immediate occupancy clause only after I contacted our realtor late Thursday night, for my own peace of mind.


On Friday we were led to believe the new owner was angry with us, but when he met us at Glenn's dad's house Saturday morning he said he hadn't understood our situation. He first indicated he wanted us to leave the furniture but his realtor later said he had wanted it free-of-charge. We offered all the furniture for a very reasonable (meaning extremely low) price. That supposedly upset him and he demanded we have everything out of the house within 24 hours. Apparently he had been making plans to sell the furniture on Craigs List. In the end, everything worked out fine and we had all the furniture removed Saturday morning. We were glad to not have to cancel plans with our neighbors and friends, Brien and Steve, who had invited us to attend the Eaton, Ohio Pork Festival with them on Saturday. We arranged to meet them at the fairgrounds and we had no problem locating each other once we'd arrived.  We enjoyed a great meal, attended a fantastic concert by the group, Tonic Sol Fa -, attended wood demonstrations, and visited craft booths in the barns on the premises. Glenn and I had a great time and we hope the guys did too. Thank you, Brien and Steve, for helping us end the week on such a positive note.     

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