Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Housing Frustration

I am mostly writing this post because I have absolutely nothing to do, here is the story. We were set to close on our new house in the Denver area yesterday(Tuesday) at 11:00. Last Sunday evening we got a call from our realtor saying that the seller of the house was planning on moving out on Tuesday which is the same day we were to close and move in OUR house. We sorted things out and decided he could move out on Tuesday and we would start moving in first thing Wednesday morning which is today. We still closed yesterday at the scheduled time and the seller said he would be out by 10:00 p.m that evening. This morning Ben went over to the house because our POD was being delivered, when he arrived he saw the seller's moving truck still there with boxes and stuff all over the driveway. The seller came out to talk to Ben and said he wasn't going to be able to fit all of his stuff on his truck maybe we would like some of it, um no, it is all junk. Anyway, Ben saw in the house and noticed that there is still a lot of stuff everywhere, not boxes ready to be loaded but loose stuff. Frustrating!! So we called our realtor(who we really like) and he called the sellers realtor and the seller has two hours to get all of his stuff out, he ordered a POD to put the rest of the stuff in and then all of the junk he decides he doesn't want will be put on the curb and a garbage company will come pick it up tomorrow. Do you think he will be out in two hours, I doubt it. Even if he is the stuff will just be on the driveway and yard while he sorts it and loads a POD. Maybe next time he moves he will learn to be a little bit more prepared, but probably not. So we are all sitting here at the house of our friends parents wasting away time. Hopefully we can get to work soon. Oh speaking of work, if he is rushing to get all of his stuff out of the house do you think he will take time to clean it, hmmmm, I think I will be cleaning a house today. Lets hope our afternoon is better then our morning!

12 comments:

Sara Storms said...

Oh! Man!!! That just isn't fair! You have every right to be in your house right now! I hope there isn't too much in depth cleaning you have to do before you can really move in! Good luck! I look forward to a post after you get everything settled!

Jennie-O said...

yikes, that really stinks, I'm so sorry. House buying is always a total mess. I have been thinking a lot about how you are doing in your new place. Send pictures once you get settled in.
p.s. I absolutely HATE cleaning up other people's mess in a house!!! I had to do it and hated every second.

amydear said...

Um, good luck! When we moved in I was happy we arrived a day before so we could clean the VERY dirty house. : ) But I can't wait to see the new place when you guys move in.

Saralyn said...

That really stinks. The same thing happened to some friends of ours. It took the sellers two days to move out of our friends house. I am sorry people can be so inconsiderate, I hope things are going better by know.

Camille said...

Oh, that totally stinks. You should make sure your realtor has him hire a cleaning crew to come clean it up. It's the least he can do. There isn't much worse than having to clean someone else's nasty toilet.

Christy said...

oh man i'm sorry! that totally STINKS. it never ceases to amaze me the things that some people do that i would NEVER do. good luck with the cleaning. what a joke.

Erin said...

That sucks!!!

Elise said...

Michelle, I'm so sorry! I would be so frustrated too. And I agree, it's totally gross cleaning up other people's nastiness!
Good luck, hope things work out soon!

Heather said...

Oh my holy distgustigness! I would be mightily ticked! Ah, the joy of home ownership. Hey, it's still better then living here! I'm sure you'll have your house turned around in no time. Good luck!

Lenice said...

I am sooooo sorry Michelle!! What a drag. You will soon learn that home ownership is overrated (I'm mostly kidding, but kind of serious). Good luck and you are so cleaning (I know this is in the past, you WERE so cleaning). Hope all is well now. Love ya!! Things will work out.

Breanne said...

I haven't checked blogs ion a long time. I hope that everything got sorted out. I can hardly wait for new pix of your first home all decorated. I am sad that we never got together again. I know life is so crazy when you are just visiting so many people to see and so much to do. It looks liek you had a ton of fun and accomplished alot and got to spend some great time with Ben home. I am so happy for you and this new phase of life!! Good luck!!

Emilee said...

That stinks. What a rotten way to start your adventures in a new house. Darn that seller!