Making Lemonade from Vandalized Lemons

My wife and I were supposed to buy the Jacksonville house today.  Settlement was scheduled for May 20th...but some vandals (i.e. kids) got inside our construction about a month ago and messed some things up good.  It's being fixed, and after a 75 page remediation report, I'm not overly concerned (anymore), but our closing date was moved back a few weeks into June.  Whatever...

Our ceiling about a month ago (since repaired)

That said, we had plane tickets, a hotel room, and a trip to Lilly's-to-be elementary school scheduled around that 20th date, so instead of rescheduling, we kept all of the arrangements and decided to take a mini vacation...to strangely the a place we'll be living in less than a month.  Yes, odd...but that's how we roll.

Lilly enjoyed the beach yesterday...


I'm going to try to get over to Blackfly Outfitters today for some window-shopping...but my wife wants to go furniture shopping...we'll see how that works out...


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  1. Dude. Pretty excited for y'all with your move. So much fishing you can do. Save me a pair of white pants for when I make it down there

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    1. Not a problem. They'll have an elastic waist, so no need to worry about sizing.

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  2. Damn kids! Way to keep it positive, despite the trying circumstances.
    I wish you the best with the new home and state.
    Did you happen to see that I had a new post recently? I have at least two more waiting.
    Brian

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    1. I did see your recent posts...and even have a book on order. Can't wait to get my paws on it!

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  3. Little delays are all part of the game, but vandalism is unnecessary, expensive, and frustrating. Sorry to hear about that, but at least you got a great mini vacation out of it.

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    1. I think frustrating is probably the way to summarize my feelings.It was a nice getaway, although too much time was spent in furniture stores...

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  4. Having gone through the whole relocation and moving thing in the last year, I know first hand what a big transition like that takes. Looks like you folks are off to a great start. Lilly certainly looks like she is loving it. Wife gets new furniture, you go to fly shop. Wonder which one will cost more?

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    1. Well the wife is up to $2600, vs. my $0. Time to even the score?

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  5. That is so disgusting... I hate it when people don't respect others property. Well, I hope that your fam gets moved in without any further delays. Enjoy the vacation, I guess!

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    1. Thanks RD. I'd say we're 10 days out now, house looks much better than what's in the picture.

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  6. Good luck the rest of the way Mike!

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    1. Thanks Howard, I'll take the good luck any way I can get it.

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