Mon 14 Sep 09

I would say that ten times in the past month I started to write a post here then just didn’t feel like putting in the effort to finish it. Not really sure why. Apathy momentum I guess. Or inertia, whatever you want to call it. And it’s been a good month too. Perfect weather, great hikes. Mary flew back out here to visit a couple weekends ago. Michigan football looks capable of beating MAC teams this year. Easily my favorite time of the year.

I’m currently renting a place in Yakima month-to-month while waiting for my work contract to run out at the end of the year. Me and two dogs in a couple hundred square feet. Mary’s been holding down the fort in Michigan. She started graduate school (Counseling Psychology) at Western Michigan last week and has been making offers on cheap foreclosures in decent neighborhoods as they pop up.

Oh for three on offers so far, but it looks like the fourth time may be the charm. Nothing final, but this afternoon the bank just accepted our $68,000 offer on a foreclosure in a great neighborhood in NE Grand Rapids (the last sale price was $150,000 in 2005). As a foreclosure, obviously there will be some work to do, but I have no problem with sweat equity (and on the surface this one actually looks to be in nice shape). We should know more over the next couple of weeks, as the inspection is completed, etc.

4 thoughts on “Mon 14 Sep 09

  1. JOZ

    Good to hear from you again, Josh. Hope this latest house offer works out for you–what’s the address?

    Is this why I haven’t heard from Mary about “house-sitting” here?

    I’m almost done moving to my apartment in Holland. Hope to get internet service set up there this morning–imperative for getting school communication and doing assignment submission. Moving the cats there this AM and planning to be able to start sleeping there tonight. Hope to finish up cleaning on Arthur this weekend. Need to find a time I can be here yet to have Roter-Rooter in to do their annual tree-root thing. Do one last mowing. Close things up.

  2. ZDad

    I hope the house works out for you in GR. I always thought the NE side was the best quarter of town.

  3. Josh Post author

    Seems like you usually get the most house for your buck in SE, Alger Heights, or whatever, but NE always seems like it has more elbow room. Plus you don’t have to shop at the 28th/Kalamazoo Meijer.

    1001 Worcester Dr NE

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