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The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

The good, the bad, and the ugly all took place in one weekend. It’s amazing how much your emotions can swing within a 48 hour period.

First, the good. I’ve blogged before that we put an offer on a townhouse in Arlington on Tuesday and were accepted on Wednesday. On Thursday afternoon Randy put his current condo on the market and within 24 hours he had requests for 4 showings. And on Saturday (less than 48 hours after putting it on the market), Randy got an offer.

Yep, despite the broker saying it will probably take 90 days to sell, Randy managed to do it in two days (well, as long as the guy’s mortgage goes through). Since it was too late to cancel the scheduled open house on Sunday, that went on (so we could accept back-up offers, if any). Thirty minutes before the open house was to take place, I had 3 groups of people either scope out the exterior or try to get in early. One couple (with their broker) stayed for 40 minutes. I came back after the open house and the broker said he thinks there were two people that wouldn’t be surprise him if they made an offer.

Oh, and then our friend, Ben, who moved from Boston to San Francisco a year and a half ago let us know that he’s going to be back for a visit in two weeks.

Now the bad.

Randy went to Virginia this past weekend because his brother and his wife/kids were going to visit in the hopes of seeing grannie one last time before she dies. Well, 24 hours before Randy was supposed to fly back to Boston, grannie died. Fortunately, they were all in the living room with her when it happened, so it’s a good thing they all went to visit.

This is going to extend Randy’s stay by a few days so that he can be there for the memorial.M My thoughts are with his family. They all knew this was coming, but that never makes it any easier (I’ve been there).

And finally, for the ugly. Why, oh why, do I keep seeing Sarah Palin on the news? Seriously? She’s no longer a vice-preisdential candidate. She’s no longer the governor of Alaska. At the moment, she’s just an ordinary U.S. citizen. Seriously, there is nothing newsworthy about this woman but I seem to see, hear, or read about her on a daily basis. Now, I’ll admit that she’s an attractive person, so physically, she’s in no way ugly. But I think ugly is a fitting adjective for her personality, mentality, and intelligence (or lack thereof).


  1. Comment by Carolyn on August 10, 2009 10:18 am

    Hi Karl, Please send my condolences to Randy. No matter what the age, it’s always hard to say goodbye to those you love. All my best, Carolyn

  2. Comment by Melody on August 10, 2009 10:30 am

    Hey Karl, please let Randy know I’m sorry about his grannie. It’s always hard to say goodbye.

    I’m with you on Sarah Palin, enough is enough with that one.

  3. Comment by Melody on August 10, 2009 10:31 am

    Oh, that’s GREAT about Randy selling his place so quickly. I hope it all falls together well for you both

  4. Comment by Lise on August 11, 2009 10:56 am

    Please give Randy my condolences – it’s true, even when you are “prepared” for someone to pass it doesn’t lessen the pain when they do. Lise

  5. Comment by Fred on August 12, 2009 2:18 pm

    Deepest sympathies to Randy from down here in Providence, too…it’s ALWAYS awful to lose a beloved family member; good, at least, that much of the family was there with her at the time and that Randy can be there for the memorial.

    On happier notes: great news on the condos, both ways – got my fingers crossed for y’all and looking forward to seeing the new place – townhouse! No upstairs neighbors ! Yippee!

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