I told someone it all "blew up" and she thought I meant literally. :) Long story kind of short, Bob, the doc Luke works with, and his wife Karen invested in land and the house with the intent to sell the house if at all possible and keep the land around their current property...the only problem was they needed more money to put into the purchase and partnered with Karen's brother...who wanted to rent the property from the start but agreed to see if they could sell it by word of mouth first in a private sale. We met with everyone and had a verbal agreement (the brother included)... they had a survey of the property done, home inspection finished, papers drawn up for renting and intention of buying when/if our house sold and set a day to sign the paper work. the day before writing our rental check and signing, the brother threw a fit and said he wouldn't sign and wanted to buy the house as a rental investment himself. His new hired man was waiting and ready to be a long term renter. Being a family situation, it went his way to hold the peace.
The biggest loss for me was the sweet school room with old wood floors. But who knows, it may go on the market later on down the road if it's supposed to be our house. we won't be too quick to start in on a private sale again with said brother though. :)
And what was there to do besides start a reno project to take our minds off of the change of plans. ;) Our master bathroom finally got a floor upgrade from the sad laminate with the less than patina like crack by the toilet.
Luke contemplating the future chaos of the project before pulling the toilet up :)
The crack that annoyed me...but not enough to put a toilet shaped rug over it apparently :)
the labor force was willing and worked for fruit by the foot
But lost steam quickly when Luke left for work. The floor was stubborn and came up in tiny one inch chunks. As night fell on day one it looked like this:
The big man came home and things took a turn for the better the next day. He patched a soft spot in the sub floor around the toilet and laid the hard board.