More snow in the forecast

By: jitterymoose , 4:20 PM GMT on May 09, 2008

Tonight and tomorrow. Ugh. Of course, it'll probably warm up and not be a problem for long.

The connex got here yesterday. My "luck" continues. I'd made arrangements with U-Haul to get a truck (because there's no walkboard that came down with the connex), had the reservation, checked the truck and everything. Yesterday morning, the connex was early, I went over to U-Haul where the gentleman at the Sinclair gas station (the U-Haul place) was VERY apologetic because there was no equipment yesterday. Oh....nelly. No one in town could rent me a walkboard, so the kids and I went over to the connex and started unloading boxes. The driver helped us. What a God send! Then, the towing guy from IronJ Towing showed up to help us get the ATV down, he looked in the connex and said, wow--you've got some big stuff in there, let's just put it all on the lift. So, everything big got gently lowered to the ground. We had 2 hours to unload the connex. We started at 12:15 and finished at 2:14pm. Whew! Then we had to put it all into a 10x20 storage unit. We got just about everything in, so I'm glad that part's over.

The real estate situation has caused me to retain an attorney. Just amazing. I guess I should have known, though. It hasn't been a pleasant process this time around at all. Still, if the deal falls through, there's another party just waiting in the wings to swoop down and get the house. Joan (the original owner) is right -- it sells itself. There's now a state of emergency in Fairbanks because of heating oil prices. The result is to loosen up a lot of state aid for winterizing. Not to brag on the house, but it used fewer than 100 gallons of fuel from 24 Feb until 4 May. It's not like it was particularly warm during that time, either.

Gotta run and recycle cardboard. It never ends. :-) Hope everyone has a great day! JM

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4. jitterymoose
5:01 AM GMT on May 12, 2008
Amen, Ron! :-) Standing tall and so thankful to have a great bunch of folks in my corner through all of this real estate hoo ha. :-) My husband bet me a coke that the deal will go through because the guy buying it will realize what a great house it is (and how, once the whole real estate debacle is over, it will continue to appreciate at a higher level). I'm not so sure. Either way, it's going to be an interesting week.

I heard a beautiful phrase yesterday: ...a prescriptive easement into the air. Sounds poetic, but since prescriptive easements have the same statute of limitations as trespass statutes (and in Alaska, that's 6 years), it looks like our house has qualified for a prescriptive easement and the covenant has the potential to be unenforceable. Wow. The other beautiful phrase as doctrine of laches. I think it must have been what our engineer meant in 2006 when he told us the house was "grandfathered in" at 14 years. Since no one had said anything for 14 years, time had run out to make a case.

Ah, well. I'm turning it over to God and to people who have more relative initials past their names than mine (my M.A. has been a great investment, but won't help me out as an attorney -- but my research (apparently) rocks). :-)

Hope everyone's having a great night! Good news yesterday and today is that my dad is feeling better. He goes back for treatment 2 of 6 for the cancer on Tuesday. We're all watching him like a hawk...... :-)
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3. gberet69
9:58 PM GMT on May 11, 2008
Stand tall and let life throw what it wants at you, you can take it.

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2. jitterymoose
2:37 PM GMT on May 10, 2008
Thanks, braines1,

It's REALLY snowing -- whiteout conditions at Arlington, and it looks like there's about an inch on the ground here at the moment (big, wet, sticky flakes). Yep -- 2 hours to unload a 40' connex. I'm covered in bruises. :-) Then again, I'm so fair-skinned that I get bruises every time I move lots of heavy boxes. Now, all I have to do is work out the house thing (both there with the sale and here with finding a new place) and things will be fine. It seems like it never ends, though. :-) have a great day! JM
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1. braines1
2:20 PM GMT on May 10, 2008
Morning jittery,
Weather man says it is snowing in your area this morning. Here it is the 10th of May and still snowing! Go figure!!
Sounds like you had quite a tussle with the connex. They only gave you 2 hours to unload the thing?? Seems a little quick. I'm sure you will be glad when this moving ordeal is over.
Are the kids getting settled in? This has been quite an experience for all of you.
Hang in there, it will all work out OK in the end.
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