So I’ve walked through the house/condo – owned by a friend of mine, with the president of the condo another friend. Then walked through it with my youngest son, who is a contractor. The price is quite reasonable, and it has nearly the same window and the same view as my current house – lots of green – the new view also includes the Twin Lakes at Eden Park – plus Kentucky in the distance. It feels like a seamless move – same open floor plan with low ceilings, lots of light. A heated garage with a garage door opener, an old-fashioned elevator – which I like a lot better than new ones. And it’s a place where, to get there you have to go through Eden Park – which I’ve often said about my current house. And which I think is one of the best things in the world.
Two small flies in this particular ointment – It is a great art deco building from the 30s, with bright pink balconies, which have always been pink. I have loves them as long as I have been driing past this building. With only 7 condos, it also seems to have a politics problem. But – of course – I’d be on the correct side of those politics. The second fly is not pink, but green – The first bank I’ve gone to says too high a loan to value ratio, and too much debt.
It’s also Christmas time, plus my left-brained work has been deeply involved in City Hall administrative politics all week. So I’m just working through this living space thing a step at a time, not seeing very far ahead at all.
The owner is moving to Buffalo NY for a new job on January 4. She wants this settled. I know it is time to move, and the way this landed on my desk tells me Spirit is at work. So why these two barriers seemingly in the way? I haven’t yet talked to anyone about borrowing dollars, and there is at least one other bank to approach – though I know key people at every bank in town.
So this morning the thought of renting came into my mind – and it had come into the owner’s mind, as well. Seems likely that tomorrow I will agree to move in with a year’s lease – and could likely do that before January 1. Don’t know that I will do that, but once I agree, it won’t be long. This seems pretty fast, but when it’s time, it’s time – and things will, as usual, fall into place.