NO WE DIDN'T GET IT!!!
I know some of you, like me, don't really read word for word so I thought I'd make the end of this post CLEAR right at the beginning.
Here it is, the house I'm calling Piney Place, the house we had to love and leave:
As you can see from the grass - - - or weeds - - - in the yard, no one has been here in a while.
We were originally told it was a foreclosure, so our hopes SOARED that deals could be made - - - reasonable rent could be set. We HOPED we could move in as renters and end up as buyers when our house in Indiana sells.
All those hopes were crushed - - - for the time being.
Still - - - as we looked around inside,this is the view as you walk in the front door, I must admit we were SORELY tempted to find a way to make it ours.
It is a house we could love. Probably until we are carried feet first into a nursing home.
Looking into the kitchen from the dining area.
The price they are asking is just too high for this time in this town in this market, and certainly too high for old folks like us who still have a mortgage in some far away Indiana town!
So, we dragged ourselves away - - - sighing and crying as we went - - - to find a simpler solution. Something more like a basic rental.
I just can't believe they will sell this place at the price they are asking. Perhaps if we rent a little basic rental and WAIT until our house sells - - - we will have more bargaining ability to BUY this house later when they are really ready to let go of it.
Meet Basic Rental:
Sorry folks, I FORGOT to take a picture of basic rental, so I found this one at myrealtysource.com. It is nearly the same style as ours, only ours has single car garages and no nice little "turn-arounds" in the driveway.
What we have here is called a duplex, as in TWOPLEX.
We will be on the left hand side. It comes complete with kitchen appliances, full dry usable basement, shady back yard, lawn care, snow removal, and a one car garage. Ours isn't quite this fancy-smancy - - - but it IS clean, freshly painted, carpet shampooed, and reasonably priced.
Oh, and we LOVED the landlady - - - very important, you know!
It's less than five minutes from the hospital.
It's only about two blocks from our friend's house - - - thank you, Jim, for FINDING this for us.
It's empty and available right now.
So - - - we said, we'll take it!
Whew - - - we will have a roof over our heads, and not a camper roof in negative 20 degree winter weather.
Stay tuned for further moving updates soon - - - -
(For those who noticed this is an edited post - - - I realized in the night Friday that I was telling more than was mine to tell, so I did extensive editing and reposted.)