Ready to Close the Deal

The bird was still fighting the bird in the bathroom window this morning.

We went to the bank to get a cashier’s check for the closing tomorrow. Then we ate lunch at the Village Tavern.  We would normally have eaten on the restaurant side, but it was closed due to a  fire suppression system failure last week.  They are still cleaning up the foamy mess in the kitchen. The bar side was only serving hot dogs or cold sandwiches. It was full of golfers making a lot of noise and the air conditioning must have been set for fifty degrees.  That is why I always keep my fleece jacket in the car and take it into restaurants, banks, and doctor’s offices.

When we got back to the house after lunch, two men from Earthscapes were moving the blueberry bushed to thirty inches from the property line. They had been right on the line.  The rule is to assure that the mowers can get between neighboring shrubbery.

They had also replaced the dead Live Oak tree with a much healthier specimen.

They had replaced the six shrubs with the purple flowers (I forgot the name already). They have already replaced these once, so this is the third set. These three are to the right of the driveway.

Three more are in front of the porch. The flowers are beautiful so I hope these live.

They also replaced the Plumbago to the left of the sidewalk and added four little grass-like plants.

The City of Leesburg had delivered a shiny new garbage can and a green (not blue or yellow?) recycle bin.

There are still a few little fixes that need to be made, but we are going ahead with the settlement.  Several of the neighbors have told us that they are very good about fixing things after you move in.

I don’t know if I will be posting anything for the next week or so.  We are leaving for Virginia after the closing tomorrow to move our belongings that have been stowed in a storage unit for years. We should be gone for about six days.  A week or two later, we will take another trip to Maryland to pick up furniture from three houses. If I survive all that, I’ll make another post.



15 thoughts on “Ready to Close the Deal

    • Dinata Misovec October 5, 2017 / 9:28 pm

      Thank you. It was so fast that I didn’t even know I captured it until I got the picture on the computer.

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Peter's pondering October 4, 2017 / 9:34 am

    I think you are going to have to stick a picture of a bird of prey on that window!


  2. Theresa Valentine October 4, 2017 / 10:06 am

    It is just lovely, I know you will like having a big shower and your own washer/dryer! FYI I keep a jacket/sweater in the car too…restaurants and grocery stores are always cold.

    Enjoy, Theresa


    • Dinata Misovec October 5, 2017 / 9:27 pm

      I have always carried shirts, sweaters, and a fleece in the car for restaurants, doctor offices, banks. Use them ALL the time. Why do they refrigerate them like that? Last night, the motel room was 67 degrees when we got in.


  3. Jane Wilmer October 4, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    so is your address 3737 oleander?

    Sent from my iPad



  4. Jane Wilmer October 4, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    and is it misovec?

    Sent from my iPad



  5. cas olverson October 5, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    oh oh oh! so exciting! it’s happening! you need any help taking stuff out of Tappa storage unit? If not able to provide a lot of muscle, I could at least bring you food and drink! I’d invite you to stay overnight at our house but it is such a pigsty (b/c I can’t houseclean and haul recyclables out anymore).


    • Dinata Misovec October 5, 2017 / 9:24 pm

      Thanks Cas. We are heading to Mechanicsville Fri. pm and staying in a motel. Then we’ll pick up the rental truck there Sat at 8:00 am and heading to the storage unit in Tappahannock. Don’t know how long it will take us and the paid movers to empty it into the truck. When we are done, we’ll head south. It would be fun if you stop by if you are in Tappahannock on Sat. We will be at the loading dock in the back of the building. We don’t have a schedule or a sense of how long it will take so I can’t plan any more than that.


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