Well, yesterday was a truly momentous day for Alex and myself. We put an offer on another property. We met with the realtor yesterday morning and went over all the details of our offer. We hemmed and hawwed and debated for what seemed like forever before we settled on a price. Our realtor, put the offer in and while we waited, we went over to the park where we met the owner of the park. Lovely man.
We presented him with the agreement that our bank needed signed. This was the same document which scuttled our first offer. We held our breath while he took the form. He glanced at it briefly and then without a second thought, pulled out his pen, signed it and handed it back to Alex. I almost fell over.
As soon as the document was signed, Alex and our realtor went out for a cigarette. As soon as they lit up, the phone rang and it was the seller with a counter offer. It was still more than we were prepared to pay. We told our realtor our final and I mean FINAL price. He presented it to the seller’s real estate agent. We waited. And waited. And waited some more. It seemed like an eternity, but, it was probably only 5 minutes when the phone rang again. The seller accepted our offer!!!
We were ecstatic. Alex looked like he was going to cry our of sheer happiness and relief. So, our realtor got us to initial the new offer and he took the documents and ran away to his office to fax them over to the seller for a signature. They were then to be sent to our bank for processing….
We decided to go directly to our bank with our copies of the documents just so that he could start working on the forms. But, as soon as I got in the car, I looked at Alex and he looked at me. We drove to our new home…. just to see it! We are hoping to close by the beginning of February with a possession date of February 14th…. how appropriate!
This one requires so much less work. It has a small garden in the front, a HUGE covered patio on the side, a lanai off of the covered patio and a small back yard!!!
Now, the packing begins….
But, we still have one small thorn in our sides. Nykie is still making a miraculous recovery from his recent affliction of “Old Dog Syndrome”. He is wobbly but his eyes have stopped doing that constant shifting, he doesn’t throw up anymore and his vertigo seems to be disappearing. We just need him to eat. He went almost 5 days with no food. So, yesterday, Alex pureed some chicken and wet food, put it in a large syringe and force fed him. Boy, was he pissed! The dog, not Alex…. But, we got food into him and it stayed down! Hallelujah!!! Hopefully, Nykie will decide to eat on his own soon, but, if he doesn’t then we are prepared for that.
I want him to experience our new home. Especially the deck and yard where he can sit out by himself and enjoy the freedom of the outdoors. We take him back to the vet’s on Saturday for another evaluation. Keeping our fingers crossed the vet will give us good news…. I remain ever hopeful that we can have the pleasure of his companionship for a while longer.