Sunday, August 10, 2008

Saturday Night With The Kids

Good Afternoon!

I hope everyone has had a good weekend so far. It is a gorgeous day here in New Hampshire. No rain (until tonight) and sunny, not too hot, just a perfect day. Light breeze blowing by and for a change, NO humidity. We have been water logged around here. The ground has been saturated with all the rain we've had for the last month. I think we've had about 2 maybe 3 full days without rain the whole month of July and so far this August. One of the rainiest summers in a long time.

Eric and Jessie came for supper last night so I had a lot to do yesterday. When George arrived in the afternoon, I was in the middle of washing the kitchen floor. He offered to help with some other task so I had him grab the vacuum cleaner and he cleared the cobwebs I couldn't reach and he vacuumed the carpet. (He did a more thorough job than I do, too, I might add.) He's going to make a good housewife someday. LOL

The kids arrived around 6 and supper was just about ready. I made Chicken Parmasean with spaghetti and garlic bread. George picked up some fresh corn on the cob at the farm by his house and Jessie brought home made chocolate chip cookies for dessert. Everything was delicious and we were all pretty full. We sat around the table after supper talking. It was brought to my attention that Eric is interested in buying my house, but they don't have enough money at the moment for a down payment. He asked a lot of questions about when I was planning to sell and what kind of money he would need, and when I wanted to sell the house, etc. They live in an apartment and they are locked into their lease until March so they wouldn't be able to do anything until then.
After much discussion, it was suggested that I rent the house to them on a rent to own basis with part of their rent going into an account that they could use as a down payment. I don't carry a mortgage on the house, I own it outright, and all I would have to pay are the taxes, which I could manage. I could actually close up the house for a few months until they are ready to move in, and it would also give us a little more time to fix up a few things that need fixing. The bathroom is the one room in the house that needs a complete overhaul and that would be easier to do with no one living here. So it's something to think about and they left here with ideas popping into their heads, and Jessie visualizing where their furniture would go, etc. Of course, there are a lot of negatives that go along with renting/selling to relatives and we can work out all of the details when it is time. But for right now, it makes a lot of sense. I told them to think about it, discuss it, and let me know what they want to do.

Today is kind of a lazy day. We slept in this morning and had a late breakfast. George went home a little bit ago and I cleaned up the breakfast dishes and started a load of laundry. Once that is finished, I think I may take a ride. I need to get gas and I want to stop at WalMart and pick up a few things. Or I may just hang out here on the deck with a book. The weather is going to turn bad by this evening so I want to enjoy the sun while I can.

Enjoy your Sunday!


AliceKay said...

We had a quick shower this morning but so far the rest of today has been great. The sun is out and it's warm but not humid at all. Terri is mowing the back yard (after replacing a broken belt) and I'm working on my NTT playlist...listening to songs and moving them around a bit.

Sounds like dinner was a success, and the prospects of selling your house to Eric isn't too bad either. When my sister and her husband decided to buy a house near the feed mill, we bought their trailer, and for the most part, it worked out rather well.

We have thunderstorms in the forecast, too, but I'm hoping they won't hit until the game is over tonight. I'll try to divert any storms that reach me to the south for you, Lainie.

Karla said...

wow...what a supper! Hope you savd me some leftovers :-)

Intense Guy said...

*peers around hoping he isn't on Lainie's 'kick in the pants' list*

Curious George the housewife.. hmm... I don't have the vacuum cleaner gene, but my Dad does - he runs it at his house and even runs the Rug Doctor thing on occassion. So not only you found a good guy, he has good genes.

The potential arrangement with Eric sounds pretty cool! My parents sold their house (my childhood home) to my younger brother and his wife when they first got married. It was a amiable and mutually agreeable arrangement all around. Hope if you do something like it, it works out well - just tell 'em that mailbox ain't on the home warranty. :)

ChicagoLady said...

Mmmmmmm, dinner sounds delicious! It seems to me, that done properly, selling the house to Eric would be a good thing for both of you. First off, you will KNOW who is buying your house. Second, he knows he can come to you if there's a problem, and you'll know who to call, etc.

Have a great week!

LadyStyx said...

LOLs @ "He's going to make a good housewife someday"

Supper sounds yummy *packs bags and heads to lainie's*

Im with iggy and Chicago in the matter of the house (lol @ iggy for the mailbox not being on the home warranty)

MarmiteToasty said...

I was in NH last summer in Dorchester.....

And the weather here in jolly old England has been horrendous rain and overcast, dont look like we are going to get a summer this year.... unlike the glorious weather we experienced in Maine, NH and Long Island this time last year :( oh how I wish I was back there.....

Popped over from Intense Guys blob :)


Lainie said...

Welcome Toasty...glad you made your way over. We've had a very wet summer in NH this year and it's getting a bit tiring. It's raining as I type, too. A bit cool as well. Glad you enjoyed your visit to New England last summer.

Funny you should mention the mailbox, Iggy, since it was a topic of conversation here on Saturday as well. Jessie commented that she wouldn't put up with that for long before tearing out the mailbox and getting a box at the Post Office. (I still want to encase it in cement.) :-)

Punkn said...

Sounds like a wonderful time all the way around. The mailbox must stay with the house! *snags a chocolate chip cookie as I move on*