I say that, as that's what we said after getting off the plane, once on American soil. Good to see he's back and healthy and able to piss&moan of American life again and yet enjoy everything else. adios -----Willy
Arrived Monday morning, got diesel fuel sticker shock at over $5.30 per gallon for his truck, and will be busy over the next few days logging out of the Naval Station there, getting his transfer papers to northern Virginia, and getting their travel money from the base.
Heather already had Naval transport pick up their stuff two weeks ago and haul it to put in storage waiting for them. They will load up the truck with the dogs and cat, and they will head to Las Vegas to the place where they bought a car hauler from, load up her car, toss the cat into the car (he doesn't travel well and screams constantly so I told her to get some tranqs from the vet), and head across tornado alley for home.
I suggested traveling north and taking Route 66 to Michigan, then head southeast or travel south and take US10 to Atlanta, Ga and head north east, but Derek already nixed that because of the gas prices and said they would just haul a$$ and take the shortest route....so being the nagging, worrying mother that I am, I will be calling them every hour on the hour to make sure they haven't become tornado chasers behind my back.
The house deal fell through after many, many 'hit your head on the desk in frustration' roadblocks because of one vital piece of information that the mortgage broker she was dealing with neglected to check into, even though Heather kept asking him over and over if there was going to be a problem with one issue and he kept reassuring her that it wasn't an issue. The day they were supposed to close on the loan was when the fact that she didn't already have a job in VA reared its ugly head and the loan was denied.
What ticked everybody off over this was that she and I were IN Manassas during the house hunting process and we could have stayed another couple of days in order for her to secure a job ahead of time and everything would have been fine.
But, the real estate agent she used actually located a large house on an acre of land that they were able to get rented immediately. The landlord has no problem with the animals, and there is an option for them to buy the house (it's in their price range as well) and nobody else knows about this house since it's not on the open market.
Once they get there, Heather can secure her job, and they can decide if they will put in a bid on this one or if they will start over and house hunt locally since now both of them will be around for that.
Like Derek said about the deal that fell through...."Jesus Christ Himself didn't want us to have that house when you consider all the brick walls we had to hurdle to get down to the final wire and we still didn't get it, so I guess we weren't meant to have that one". LOL
I'm just glad he's back. The rest will take care of itself.