It’s going to be a long month.

Aside from all the issues with my mom, which are resulting in her moving to a new facility sometime this week, my aunt passed away on Friday so there’s now a funeral in the mix as I prepare for the move.

And yesterday afternoon, I finally got an offer on the house. Unfortunately, the offer is a little low and has a pretty major contingency, which will prove time-consuming at a point where I don’t have a lot of time to spare. I’m really happy to finally have an offer, but the timing kind of sucks. Assuming the offer flies, they’re also be the issue of clearing out the house.

On top of everything else, I have a conference presentation in Nashville the week after next. I’m also in the middle of writing two articles, both of which are due in late August.  

I may find myself sleeping (or drinking) a lot in September.

2 thoughts on “August

  1. Ah, underground oil tanks. Removing them is actually a fairly common sales contingency. When I sold a detached single-family house 15 years ago, I remember signing an official statement that there were no such tanks on the property. Such tanks get dug up and removed all the time, but like you said, it’s something of a process.

    Events are like that for me, too: they all tend to pile up at the same time. If there’s two things I *really* want to do in a given month, odds are they will both be scheduled at the same time.

  2. The tank is gonna cost me between $10,000 and $20,000 to remove because of soil contamination, but I’ll get back all but about $4500-5500 of that through a state rebate program.

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