Thursday, December 13, 2007

Snow and Swaps and Condos, Oh My

No photos today. My camera batteries are being charged. I promise photos tomorrow.

If you've been a reader of my blog for a while you will know that I love snow. I have no problem watching it gracefully fall from and pile up on the sidewalk and streets. I get rather giddy when we get a snow storm. It is now the 13th of December and we are in the middle of our 3rd snow storm of the month. Tonight we are getting about 6 - 8 inches. So far all of the storms have been on a weekday which means I can't stay home and sew and play and watch the snow. But that will end this weekend. We are supposed to have a Nor'easter on Sunday and I am so excited. I haven't played in my sewing room for weeks and I've told DH that this weekend I am going to do just that while we get snow. I've heard we could get up to 12 inches of the white, fluffy stuff.

My SSCS package has arrived from Paradise Point, Australia. There was no name on the return address label so I'll have for Christmas morning to learn who sent the package.

I received my Winter Solstice package from one of my on-line quilt groups as well as my surprise Christmas gift I ordered from Janet at Wildcraft Farm. So now I have 3 presents under the tree and DH has none. I guess I need to go shopping for him now.

My PIF package from Morah came late last week and I've been remiss not mentioning it sooner. She sent me an adorable luggage tag made with fabric of women in swimming suits. Thanks, Morah! DH has already assured me he will not be using it.

Our purchase of the condo with the media room has come to a halt. The appraisal came in $10,000 under our purchase price. We went back to the seller and told him we wouldn't pay over the appraisal price. He counter-offered with $2,000 over the appraisal price plus he wanted to cut my broker's commission. I don't think so. Today we asked for deposit money back and walked away from the deal.

But we don't mind. Our broker went back to work and contacted the broker of the first condo we really liked to see if the owners are ready to negotiate. He also contacted a developer who is building new condos that we looked at to see if he could build one similar to the one we passed up on. (He is the same builder). He is also trying to set up showings on 5 other condos for us on Saturday. Got to love a broker who truly works for you. We will find a condo. We have said to ourselves we want to be in a new condo by Valentine's Day.

Well, I'm off to finish my glass of wine and Lindt chocolate. Then I'm taking my lavender-scented heating pad and climbing into bed. One more work day this week and then I can play!

8 comments:

Chookyblue said...

wow so much to report and so happy about the snow to come.........can't wait for the pics so get that battery thing sorted........I have emailed Santa that you have received your present.......goodluck on the COndo front.....

paula, the quilter said...

Ah, the condo negotiating shuffle. Hang in there, something will work out.

Susan said...

Well, it must be for the best. There's something more suited to you or more affordable on the horizon. =) How much of that snow is staying around? It sounds to me as if, by now, you shouldn't even be able to get out!

Sewbaby said...

I got my gift also from Wildcraft! I am so excited!!

Hugs and Merry Christmas.

Traci

Libby said...

Oh drat . . . too bad about the condo. Just means the perfect one is still out there - somewhere *s* Enjoy the snow!

Wendy said...

Sorry to hear the condo didn't work out but like Libby said, the best is yet to come. Enjoy the snow and your time to play.

Morah said...

You know something similar happened to us and it was the best thing that ever happened. Good you are patient and you'll find the perfect condo when you least expect it!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Sounds like you are handling all the condo stuff well - keep looking - I always think that the more you look then when you see "the one" you really know for sure!!!

Cheers!

Evelyn