Thursday, September 13, 2018

Wednesday's Disappointments

   We are having perfect weather here this week-in the mornings it feels like fall and then warms up-we will be back in the 90's f soon. With all the rain we had-everything is growing like crazy too.

  Any of you that are in the hurricane Florence's path-please be safe Back in the 70's I lived in Wrightsville Beach for about a year. Lovely place-I was there before all the big hotels and big homes were built I was told stories about another devastating hurricane that brought in waves above the homes-scary weather.

  Hubs and a couple friends that are in the trades went to the lake house with our realtor to really check on things. This home is a foreclosure owned now by the bank and they had just lowered the price by $20,000. It has been on the market for awhile-so why hasn't it sold we are thinking. We did put in an even lower bid. They found issues with the seawall and another area in front of the home that needs a $10,000.00 fix to protect the home. The guys crawled around the crawl spaces and the wiring, new heating-a/c, new plumbing all looks good. They also talked to a neighbor. We felt our lower bid was a good price to pay for what needs to be done.We found out it has natural gas-wow-what a plus over propane gas. and really looking at the area-many of the homes were torn down and rebuilt very very expensive homes-most living in the area are our age or a little less
   We got the call early evening yesterday that there are several bidders and do we want to raise our bid?-No we don't want to raise our bid. I am thinking the bank did the big $20,000 dollar lower to get a price war going-nope we won't do that.  
     I still have an open mind to just wait and see what happens, we will continue looking though. We loved this home-built in the early 60's with lots of character-and easy to get to the water and it is deep water which is difficult to find in this area. No association fees a big plus.  I left our fate to the Gods with this home.

   While they were gone in the morning I decided to cut the indigo back and dye some silk scarves-I had 3 ready to dye.  I ended up with less leaves, the plants were in bloom so I just tossed the flowers in the mix-and sadly I never got blue. I got a very very soft green-the cheesecloth that I squeezed the blended leaves out of-was greener than what was in the dye pot. No clue as to why-perhaps no blue when the plant is in bloom? will need to read more about this. They are still pretty but I am sure I will be over dying them at some point.





As you can see not much color at all-a little more color in person though-a very soft green.

  So today is accounting and business stuff day and then on to the hallway project-I have no excuses now ha ha

  Oh and I know many of you don't care or don't use email notifications but for me it has always been easier to know when I have a comment and to communicate back and forth easier. 
     All of a sudden this week-that stopped again. I went into my settings-took out my email refreshed and put it in again-still no notifications. Any of you that use the email notifications-has this happened to you as well? Oh well who knows what Blogger is doing. So I will be back to answering any questions under your comments for those of you I used to reply by emails.

Enjoy your Thursday

16 comments:

  1. Speak it kathy... Speak it outloud... your wish.. put it on the wind..Step outside your door and say it out loud and i hope the Universe is listening. :) Hugs! deb

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  2. I like Deb's solution. (-: I wasn't getting email notices. And now they are being duplicated. Blogger is haunted.

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  3. I hate the games with home-buying. I agree that knowing your own mind and not being whipped up by a bidding war serves us best.

    I used email notifications, but when they stopped I just got used to checking the blog itself for comments waiting moderation. It's odd they're having so much trouble getting it fixed :(

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    1. I know they must be re writing the program or something and that is effecting these notifications-I guess I will to go back to approving comments so I know when I get a comment.
      Yes we won't get into a bidding war for sure-especially since this home has problems with the sea wall-that we discovered yesterday

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  4. It sounds as though you have got your head on straight when it comes to buying a home. I am sure you will be ready when the right one comes along. We are having a beautiful fallish like day here in our neck of the Ozarks. You make me want to do some cloth dying! Or maybe it is the cooler weather!

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    1. We are loving the cooler mornings and evenings too-love fall

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  5. Sounds like you have made a wise decision, bidding wars can happen here in the UK. There will be a dream house waiting for you to find Kathy and sometimes when things don't go to plan there will be a reason for this happening.
    I loved the soft shades you got from your latest dying session.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. thanks Yvonne-I agree-this could be a blessing in disguise for us-that seawall issue could end up being very expensive

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  6. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you and the house. We looked at purchasing a home once that was owned by the bank with several bidders, and it also needed some money put into it, and it surprised us how high some people bid. I guess I looked at it with the attitude that if it's meant to be it will happen. Hopefully you will have much better luck than we did. Hug-Erika

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    1. Yes just like at an auction some people get caught up in all with the bidding and end up over bidding. we will let this one go-could be a real problem with the sea wall issue and expensive if it worse than we can see now-

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  7. Better to know it will be a money pit before you get too involved!! If it doesn't work out, there will be something better in your future. Hang in there!

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  8. I know how disappointing that can be. But hang in there, Kathy. Not sure if there really ARE other bidders, but I hope it works out for you. In the event it doesn't surely something equally as appealing will turn up. At least your realtor knows what you are looking for, which is a plus.

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  9. You are very wise with your bid and I always believe that things happen for a reason, if it's meant to be it will happen and if not something better comes along 😁. It was fun finding out about your dying and the soft colours are beautiful! Enjoy your day! J 😊 x

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    1. yes I believe that too-thanks the soft colors are nice-just not blue ha ha but that's ok too Have a good new week ahead

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