Monday, May 26, 2008

Whirlwind weekend


Hello all! Writing this tonight since tomorrow I want to rest. :-) I have the most whirlwind weekend in a long while. Saturday I arrived from AR, and promptly arranged with a bunch of people to pick up some free stuff I had arranged to get. This included one trade of rhubarb plants, which weren't really growing anyway, for heirloom tomato plants. yay! One is apparently like a zebra when it matures, one is deep purple, and the last was a mystery one. I only have two left, and I'll explain why in a moment.

So, I'm running around doing that, and have a BBQ to go to at a friend's place at 7:00. I had seen another place I wanted to look at, and my agent and I went to look. It's amazing, at the top end of my 'price point' as they say on HGTV, and I decided I needed to put an offer on it. More story on that later. Had my great BBQ dinner with good friends (one of whom's wife and I were talking about Robert Downey Jr. and drooling, and later in the kitchen he says to me, oh yes, I've been him a few times. I looked at him and said, huh? He tells me, well, you know, 12 years of marriage you gotta make it interesting somehow. - I thought that was damn funny.)

Anyway, I was supposed to have gone driving to volunteer at a climbing place and then climb, but thankfully my husband had left me a message saying he heard that there wouldn't be enough work to do, and they'd be climbing. There's no phone service there, so I assumed I was screwed since I didn't know where he and other friends would be climbing, and so I made other plans.

And what other plans! My friend who owns the plane said we should take a 2 day trip to a great climbing area. So, early Sunday morning, off we went! I took a photo from the plane as we were turning to land. Do you know where that is?? Squirrel knows. the Gunks! The trip there was smooth sailing, we made good time, my friend's sister picked us up and dropped us off at the rocks, and we were at the base of a climb by noon I believe. Such an amazing day! We climbed until dark in gorgeous weather.

And thankfully I checked with my realtor at one break, because she hadn't seen my email and wanted to know what I wanted to do. !!! Ack. And it turns out I had to get approved by the bank that owns the house, and so I had to fill out an application or something. I didn't know if I'd reach the guy, and I'm at the base of the climb andthen the top of the climb making phone calls. My 2nd lead of the day I got on this hard (for the second lead of the season) climb (Ken's crack), and had to hang. My phone started ringing and my friend was kind enough to let me get it - it is after all my future housing potentially. I felt like I was polluting the environment talking on my cell while hanging on a climb, but it had to be. It was damn funny. I finished the climb with much grunting and groaning and almost falling. My friend barely was able to follow it, so I felt good. :-)

Today we went out for breakfast and got into the sky. It was windier today, so MAN was I queasy. When we landed I was about ready to vomit, but I didn't thankfully. I yet again had to go pick up a free item, and then go sign all the paperwork for the offer. Oh, as well as say, I retract my offer on the place damn you for not responding to me and stringing me along. Ha, he was upset I was retracting the offer. Oh well. My realtor talked to the other one and really was pushing my offer in a nice way. She really 'approves' of it and wants me to get it. It needs work, but It's livable right now (once I pull up carpet and expose the wood floor!). Then she even fed me dinner!

I also found a three week sublet in June, which will help me retain my sanity, I hope. I was uncertain if I should do it since I'll be so house-poor if I get the place, but whatever, I'll get a second job if I have to. Sigh.

So, I am beat. Off to bed and sweet dreams. I feel optimistic since I've had a little bit of good luck... But, since the glass is half empty, I'll not rejoice just yet. :-)

11 comments:

Squirrel said...

Hey, that does look familiar! Funny, I was up on the ridge on Sunday too - scrambling around on Bonticou, learning Guatemalan folk songs from the girls I was with. Definitely an awesome weekend to be in the gunks.

Squirrel said...

Oh, and I've grown zebra-esque tomatoes before - they are the most delicious tomatoes I've ever had. You only get a few per plant, though. Good trade!

Susan said...

Best of luck, sugar pants! I have my fingers crossed for you!

Gyuss Baaltar said...

Wow, private plane taking you to the best rock climbing sites. You are upscale!

NoRegrets said...

Squirrel, I just hope I didn't give away the zebra one then! I have to look up Bonticou...

Thanks Susan. And how did you know I had sugar pants on?

I have friends who are upscale... so I guess if it's the company you keep?

WNG said...

WOW!!!
Talk about a packed weekend! And free stuff - free stuff is my favorite kind!!!
Did you take more pictures? I want more pictures!


she never calls me sugar pants...pout...

Churlita said...

What an amazing weekend. How do you go back to the real world after that...I suppose you have to rest, and office work is usually good for that.

Susan said...

It's Tuesday, Nor. Don't you always wear them on Tuesday?

That's because you're sugar britches, G.

not said...

That IS an amazing weekend! Wowza! I would need a couple of days to rest up from that kind of "holiday."

Yay! on the living arrangments...sounds like things are starting to fit into place.

evil-e said...

gratis rules!!!

Glad you had a great weekend.

Tera said...

Free stuff AND BBQ all in one weekend??? Girlfriend, you are the SHIT!