Saturday, October 18, 2014

First Trip out after House Closing

After closing on the house Friday Oct 10th and celebrating with friends, we finished out the weekend at Thousand Trails Lake Conroe. Monday morning Oct 13 we headed out to Thousand Trails Colorado River in Columbus. OMG did we pick a bad day to travel, we hit some terrible weather. In spots we had blinding rain and then high winds on top of that. Thank goodness it didn’t last for any long periods of time.

Grateful for our good friends Janice and Dave Evans, Janice had lunch ready for us once we got all set up. She had yummy Pork Stew and Jalapeno cornbread. To tell you what a good friend she is, she even fixed Ed Chicken Stew and regular cornbread because she knows he can’t eat much Pork and he doesn’t do Jalapenos. Now folks that there is a good friend. Thank You Janice… But with all the bad weather came the good, Monday night temps went down in the 50’s and Tuesday night temps went down into the 40’s. Each day has been so beautiful, full of Sunshine, low temps with a cool breeze. The deer are really moving around. The first morning we saw a Buck chase the Lady Deer around, that was so funny. Bless his heart they didn’t want anything to do with him. YET… LOL
Tuesday night we did Potluck and played a new game called Candy Bingo, that was a lot of fun. Wed was Janice's’ Birthday so we treated her and Dave to a Mexican Lunch in town. Cause we love her… Then Thursday Janice brought over everything to do a Fish Fry. Boy howdy did she did good, we had homemade potato chips, onion straws and Fish, I made a salad and we were all set. That evening we drove into Katy to the Best Buy and bought a new Nikon Camera with a 60x zoom for taking great pictures just like Janice. I love this camera, I think it will be great to take on the road and boy do I plan on doing a lot of traveling this coming year. Above are just a few pictures Ed took today. We are just getting the feel of this camera, I’m sure we will get better at taking pictures as we learn.  Oh and here is a young spike Buck Ed shot with the new camera this morning.
Friday I made BBQ Ribs, potato salad, beans and pickled cucumber and onions. Sat Janice and I ran into town for a few things when we got back Janice made a Baked Spaghetti and garlic hot rolls for Lunch. It was awesome!! I feel so blessed to be able to enjoy life with such good friends.

Until next time, Happy Trails and Safe Travels…

Saturday, October 11, 2014

It’s Been a Long Time Coming

Hi everyone,
It has finally come true. Our dream of selling the house and hitting the road has finally happened.
The closing was set for last Friday but at the last minute the lenders wanted more information from the buyer. The lender said if they got all the paperwork they needed we could close on Monday. Monday came and went with no word. Tuesday afternoon we get a call from our agent, the lenders want another termite report, Really!!!! The first termite report said we had termites so we addressed that by having Orkin come in for a second opinion. Orkin said we did NOT have termites but we had them go ahead and do a preventative treatment anyway. Of course the treatment report Orkin gave us was not on the right form for the lenders and that’s why we had to have another termite inspection. We met the inspector at the house at 8:00 am to have the inspection done and get the report on the right form. Then we met our agent so he could scan the report over to the lender. Now we have the ok to close Thursday afternoon. Well it's Thursday at 11:00 and we get a text from our agent, the Title Company still has NOT received all the documents from the lenders and so.... we're still sitting here waiting on the call to go to closing. The Title Company was even willing to stay after hours to close if they got the paperwork. Just got the call at 12:45 pm the Title Company says they have all the documents and we are good to close tomorrow Friday at 2 pm. We'll see.... Happy Dance is on HOLD...
YEA!!!! We did it. It finally happened! We closed on the house. I am beyond excited. We called our friends Tammy and Chuck and had them meet us at Outback to celebrate with us. I had told Ed once we finally closed I was going to have  Champagne and Lobster and I had just that. Boy was it good too... Now it on to bigger and better adventures. We will be here in Conroe until Monday then it's on to Columbus Tx for a few weeks. 
Until next time, Safe Travels and Happy Trails.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The End is in Sight?

Hi Y'all
Here is the new update on our adventurers of "The House Sale" The end is in sight????
Here ya go... We got the the eMail Monday night at 11:30 pm that the buyers wanted to close Friday morning. WoW, after months of waiting and waiting BOOM everything is in fast forward. Tuesday morning we are on the phone with our agent setting up a closing time for Friday then it's off to Livingston TX to get our new address with Escapees then to DPS to change our drivers license and last stop was at the tax office to register our Rig and Car in Polk Co. Everything happening now is like a blurr... Wednesday morning we get up, get on the phone to change all our important stuff like credit cards etc. Also contacting the electric and water company. It's Thursday and of course a snag!!!! We get a call from the buyer herself... No closing Friday morning because she has to gather up her divorce papers from 15 yrs ago. Thank God she did have them but packed away at the very back of her storage place. She went to get them and sent them to lender. Ok, we're good, Right? Oh No.... Now it's 1:00 pm we get a call from our agent and the lenders want the papers we previously eSigned, RE-Signed in real hand writing before they would except them. On top of everything else while this is going on, last night we get a call from our bank. It's the FRAUD dept... Ed's debit card number was used for several purchases at a Walgreen's in Brooklyn NY. Really!!!! Needless to say we had to go to the bank this morning and sign some papers and he had to get a new debit card with a new number. On a good note our agent said there is still a slight chance we could still close in the morning. Otherwise it will be Monday before we can close and that's if they can fit us in. So here we are still sitting in the driveway with reservations in place. Thank goodness they can be changed without a problem. I am ONLY going to think good and positive thoughts until this all gets settled. We can sure use the prayer warriors right about now. We need that Guardian Angel to hop on our shoulders and smile down on us... The saga continues so stay tuned.