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We signed the papers and the house is sold. Jim worked so hard on that place but it was sort of worth it because the house sold in less than a week. Of course, it takes longer than that for the paperwork. What was really great was the fact that we didn’t have to go back to Billings for the closing. They emailed us the paperwork and our agent’s assistant set up an appointment for us with a Wells Fargo notary in Helena. Signed, sealed and delivered.
Well, almost. When they did the buyer’s inspection, they found that there were no wind tie down cables on the house. It seems that when we got the original FHA loan they weren’t required. It was a real pain to find someone to do them for us. Had trouble getting return phone calls until finally our realtor got involved. The repairman is now committed to getting the work done by the 1st of September. Once we pay him, we’re done.
It’s rather a strange feeling. I was thinking about next summer and it was hard to realize that we wouldn’t have to do any work on a house or a yard. What will we do with our time? We also don’t have a driveway to park in and the RV parks in Billings are soooo expensive. The KOA and Yellowstone River Parks both want $84 a night. Why in the world would anyone pay that kind of money in Billings, MT. The third RV park is $50 a night which is still way out of line.
Because the kids still live in Billings we do want to visit them so we joined the Moose. The Moose in Billings has five 30 amp sites for $25 a night. Hopefully one will be available for us when we show up.
I also talked to Aunt Happy on her birthday yesterday. She’s 103. Just amazing. She has a hard time hearing on the phone but she figured out it was me and wanted to know when we’d be back because she has some earrings she wants Jim to fix. She is such a trip.