Finally!!! Moving East & Moving Forward - part 4


It's been a roller coaster ride - a lot of hurry up and wait - but finally, we'll be signing papers on Thursday.  Woohoooo!!! 

Unfortunately, the house has some issues we'll need to deal with before we can actually move in.  While the house was unoccupied, the copper pipes were stolen from the two AC units.  It shouldn't be too big of a deal to get those replaced.  What concerns us more is the septic system.  After failing inspection and having to install a $40,000 septic system at our Massachusetts home before we could complete that sale, we made sure to get this septic system inspected prior to purchase.  This would determine whether we'd proceed with the sale.  Kevin had this done while I was visiting my mom in Massachusetts last week.  The results?  Inconclusive.  The control panel that runs the pump that pushes things through the system isn't working so we can't test the system.  We don't know if the pump works or if there are any leaks in the system.  It could be as simple as repairing the control panel or we may need to repair and/or replace the entire system.  We both chewed on that for a week, me in MA and Kevin in NC. 

You can see the stress on my face.  Literally.  :(

When I returned we sat down to take a look at the big picture and all the things the house has to offer: solid build, size, location, acreage, etc. - all perfect for creating our retreat center.  In the end, we decided to move forward and pray for the best.  We'll need to stay in the hotel awhile longer, but at least we're one step closer to our dream! 

Please pray for us!  Next time I will have much more to report - for better or worse.  Till then, much love and God bless you!

Here are some pictures from my trip to MA to see my mom and friends, and my visit to Chattanooga for an art reception.  I stayed with my friend Lucy while visiting Chattanooga and somehow, foolishly, didn't take any photos!  So sorry Lucy!


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  • Good for you, Lisa!! Must have been fun visiting Essex and your Mom – who looks exactly as she did the last time I saw her. Location, house, everything looks great – prayers for an easy passing with no expensive surprises when you start sprucing your new home up and getting it move in ready.

    Roberta J DeCoste
  • Lisa, not trying ta add any more stress to you, your face looks look it has a few rosacea spots. From stress, my face was covered with it from my ears to my chin. It also invaded my eyes with an infection. My dermatologist recommended Clindomycin, a lotion that took care of the rosacea in about three weeks after a twice a day application. I am still struggling with my eyes. It has been over two months and they are still giving me dry eye, itchiness, and sometimes they water a lot. I am telling you this not to scare you, just to tell you to be careful and treat your facial problems before they get worse. You’ll be fine in a short period of time unless you ignore it. You know that I pray for you and Swami, so that’s a given. Good luck with the house and all that goes with it. Please stay in touch. 🎊🎉❤️

    Bob Yelle

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