Thursday, March 30, 2017


The title of this post came from the BRD.

We had a visit today from the management lady who recently told us our rented house was being put up for sale.

Since we are not the type of people who can say "we'll buy it", we knew that we would soon have 30 days to leave and nowhere to go.

Our management lady . . . let's call her Hope.

That's not her real name but I don't want to get into any trouble here.

Hope told us she had been looking for a place for us and not having much luck.

Judy replied that we had been looking for smaller duplexes but they got snapped up before we had a chance to get in line.

Hope responded that she had one coming up because the man who had lived in it for 8 years was having to move to a larger house.

Judy said "We'll take it!"

Hope said she would have to have some painting and flooring done but suggested we give 45 days notice on the house we're living in and about to be sent packing from.

Later, when I hand delivered our notice to her she said she was probably going to put in hard flooring, like laminate.

I nearly jumped for joy because Judy had talked about how she wished we could get a place without carpeting, which is so hard to keep clean.

So, it appears that we will in about a month and a half have a new address.

The relief both Judy and I feel is amazing.

And you know what?

The new duplex is two-tenths of a mile down the same street where we lived for 12 years, up until an ill-fated move to Phoenix in 2013.

So, when the BRD heard our news she emailed us "You guys are so freakin' lucky!"
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Tom Cochrun said...

Good news! Glad to hear it is working out well.

L Lewis said...

Well who wouldn't open a blog titled freakin lucky and all in shamrock green?
Ah, FATE & HOPE stepped in. Isn't life a wonderful thing? The universe always has your back.
Not only that but you got an added 15 days.
You can take a breath!

Lowandslow said...

Go buy lottery tickets while you're still on a hot streak. ;)

Steve said...

Bruce, great news. Good for both of you.

Jager said...

My SWMBO hates carpeting so much she covers it with Persian rugs. They are everywhere driving Anze the Dog crazy trying to figure out which oriental to stretch out on

William Kendall said...

Very good!

Stephen Hayes said...

You deserve to have some good luck come your way. I'm so happy for you.

Lowell said...

Love that new header and glad to hear you've got hope!

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Val said...

Congrats on finding your soon-to-be new home in your old neighborhood!

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Tom said...

Someone on Mt.Olympus is smiling down on you today! Congratulations.

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, that is a lucky break. When I last moved, it was for the exact same reason. My landlord decided to sell the house. That kind of news always comes as a bit of a shock.

Thérèse said...

So happy for you. Good luck for the move and buy lottery tickets the same day.

Zhoen said...

Oh, wonderful.

I'm with your dear one on carpet. Best part of our house, a few rugs, no damn carpet. Took Moby a while to get comfortable with it, while providing amusement to us.

Steve Reed said...

What a relief! I know it feels good to have a plan. And yes, carpeting is a drag. I don't know what people see in it.