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Pack it up and Move on in — part 3: Spring at Last!

It was April when the title finally transferred and we got keys to the house. Doc was in the middle of teaching spring semester. At the time, I wasn't working. That was a good thing because we never would have gotten the house in livable condition if I'd had a job to go to. I… Continue reading Pack it up and Move on in — part 3: Spring at Last!

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Pack it up and Move on in – Part 2: “Playing the Waiting Game”

We waited weeks for the title to transfer. ┬áNo one could explain the hold up. We had purchased the house "as is" and since it was vacant, there was no one to move out. All of the inspectors we had hired at our end had completed their inspections within a week. All we could do… Continue reading Pack it up and Move on in – Part 2: “Playing the Waiting Game”

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Pack it up and Move on in – Part 1: “Surprise! We bought a Civil War Era House!”

There wasn't much to like about the tired, run down house that sat hidden behind two 100 ft. tall Norway Spruces and an equally tall Pitch Pine. If the peeling paint wasn't enough to turn off the drive-by house hunters, the fact that it was a dingy peach color trimmed in rusty orange was sure… Continue reading Pack it up and Move on in – Part 1: “Surprise! We bought a Civil War Era House!”