So here's what's been going on with this whole fiasco.
Back in February we accepted an offer on our place in Long Island (yaaaaaaay!) with the plan that we would be closing on this place at the end of April. Once we got the contract with mortgage commitment (just meaning that not only are we accepting an offer cos we like they money they're saying they'll give us, but there's a bank to back up that offer) we started, in earnest, to look for a new place to live. And we found a place we loooooooove. After some (not so much) fun with negotiations, we came to a number that probably pissed off people on both sides, and we had a deal to close at the end of May.
You may notice, this is not the end of May.
For reasons I will never, ever understand, the management company at our LI place moved extraordinarily slowly. Like a process (sending over a questionnaire) that I feel like should take at most an hour, took 2 weeks. That's what the entire process was like with eeeeeverrrryttthhiiiiing. Now, it was mostly the buyers having to deal with that, but everything was taking so long that we blew right by that April close date. Which at first wasn't such a bad thing, because Tom and I were trying to figure out where exactly we'd live and put our stuff in that month between closing on LI and closing on NJ. But then we passed right by that May date.
|Me, from May onward|
|Me, when not screaming|
But here's the thing. We figured we'd be moved LONG before this. So we had a wedding to go to July 3rd. In North Carolina. And since my dad is in South Carolina, and we weren't too far from Charleston, we made plans to spend a couple days down there to visit. Closings were happening right around this trip because of course. So we closed on our LI place, left for NC, went to SC, came back from SC, closed on NJ the next day. I'm exhausted.
So yeah. Buying and selling sucks. Co-ops just add several extra layers of pain to deal with. In the end it's worth it but you sort of have to get past all this so you forget about the stress and pain. I figure it's probably something like child birth.
That's why I've been MIA this week. Heads up, I'll probably be fairly MIA next week as well while we get unpacked and get internet set up.
So that's what I've been up to. How's everyone else doing?