Cliff and I rode the Gold Wing yesterday; we chose, as our destination, the mobile home park where our future home is located. Cliff wanted to take some measurements underneath the house to find out where the "drops" are: the sewer, electric, and so forth. Because he has to know all that in order to be able to pour the concrete pad where the house will be situated.
The house itself was locked up; we are still waiting for our money, so it isn't really ours. But Cliff removed skirting and crawled underneath to measure everything. We left everything as we had found it. We took our usual "on-the-road" picnic of sardines, crackers, and fruit, along with a thermos of coffee, and ate on the steps of what will hopefully be our next home.
As far as the money thing, we're rather up-in-the-air with it. It's a home equity loan we're getting. We know we'll get some money, we just don't know how much. They did a drive-by appraisal and we haven't heard how that turned out yet. They can only appraise it as "a house and five acres", even though we own 42 acres. The good part of this is that it will leave tract 2 of our property paid for, free and clear. That's where our new (to us) home will be.
I edited this section: Cliff said "too much information".
Then there are several things we'd like to do if we have the money: build a small mud porch on the back; install a bigger (perhaps picture) window in the living room; add a deck. We can live without these things, though.
Prayers are, as always, appreciated.
The son-in-law had asked me a few days ago if Natalie could come here on a day when school let out early and Monica had some activity planned. "Sure," I said. And promptly forgot about it.
Until we got home from our ride yesterday, walked in the house, and found the television on some cartoon channel. With nobody here.
Since Cliff and I were out riding when Nattie arrived, she wisely called her dad and he contacted Rachel. Rachel came and got her. She wasn't alone here very long.
I imagine Kevin would have reminded me the previous day, had it not been for our adventure with trying to find the girls in the woods.