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JAZZz50

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I'm screaming inside my head, guys. We had to jump through hoops to get the paperwork done last Friday and they were supposed to sign off yesterday afternoon. One of the sellers STILL hasn't signed! Supposedly, they don't have email. Who doesn't have email!?! If they have a phone, they have email!

There was another showing, again supposedly, after ours on Friday. What do y'all think? Are they waiting for a better bid? Or, do they really NOT have an email?

Trying to not drive myself crazy, after keeping Mr. TB calm yesterday, but having a hard time today.

Am I being paranoid?

On our side, we bid the asking price and are paying most of the closing costs plus a structural inspection (required by state law).
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


sounds like a pit to get more $$ from u to their "friends", while they hold out for a higher offer. sux if u are paying inspections or have $$ tied up while u wait. otherwise, i'd keep my eyes oen case u find something else.

however, there are ppl who don't list emails. i seldom use mine. i don't give it to businesses or govern ppl. cuts out spam. course, i don't use a call phone either. never txted. but i am not running a business.
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I'm screaming inside my head, guys. We had to jump through hoops to get the paperwork done last Friday and they were supposed to sign off yesterday afternoon. One of the sellers STILL hasn't signed! Supposedly, they don't have email. Who doesn't have email!?! If they have a phone, they have email!

There was another showing, again supposedly, after ours on Friday. What do y'all think? Are they waiting for a better bid? Or, do they really NOT have an email?

Trying to not drive myself crazy, after keeping Mr. TB calm yesterday, but having a hard time today.

Am I being paranoid?

On our side, we bid the asking price and are paying most of the closing costs plus a structural inspection (required by state law).
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


sounds like a pit to get more $$ from u to their "friends", while they hold out for a higher offer. sux if u are paying inspections or have $$ tied up while u wait. otherwise, i'd keep my eyes oen case u find something else.

however, there are ppl who don't list emails. i seldom use mine. i don't give it to businesses or govern ppl. cuts out spam. course, i don't use a call phone either. never txted. but i am not running a business.
 Quoting: JAZZz50


It's possible we haven't heard yet because our agent had an event to go to today. I'd forgotten about it until a bit ago.

It doesn't help that I'm having a "rough" day today because of the weather coming in tonight. I find I get bitchy when that happens and try to stay away from everyone.

I've quit screaming! Promise. I'm taking out frustrations while grinding leftover turkey that I had in the freezer for sandwiches. There's more in that bag than I thought! LOL Yikes!
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I'm screaming inside my head, guys. We had to jump through hoops to get the paperwork done last Friday and they were supposed to sign off yesterday afternoon. One of the sellers STILL hasn't signed! Supposedly, they don't have email. Who doesn't have email!?! If they have a phone, they have email!

There was another showing, again supposedly, after ours on Friday. What do y'all think? Are they waiting for a better bid? Or, do they really NOT have an email?

Trying to not drive myself crazy, after keeping Mr. TB calm yesterday, but having a hard time today.

Am I being paranoid?

On our side, we bid the asking price and are paying most of the closing costs plus a structural inspection (required by state law).
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


sounds like a pit to get more $$ from u to their "friends", while they hold out for a higher offer. sux if u are paying inspections or have $$ tied up while u wait. otherwise, i'd keep my eyes oen case u find something else.

however, there are ppl who don't list emails. i seldom use mine. i don't give it to businesses or govern ppl. cuts out spam. course, i don't use a call phone either. never txted. but i am not running a business.
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It's possible we haven't heard yet because our agent had an event to go to today. I'd forgotten about it until a bit ago.

It doesn't help that I'm having a "rough" day today because of the weather coming in tonight. I find I get bitchy when that happens and try to stay away from everyone.

I've quit screaming! Promise. I'm taking out frustrations while grinding leftover turkey that I had in the freezer for sandwiches. There's more in that bag than I thought! LOL Yikes!
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


Thinking of you and wishing you the best!!! Kidney news is awesome!

Wishing I could move too...

Won't even try to go into what I've been dealing with the past week, except to say hub's panic attacks have been off the charts...average of 8 minutes I get at a time to myself...

Take care, all!
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I'm screaming inside my head, guys. We had to jump through hoops to get the paperwork done last Friday and they were supposed to sign off yesterday afternoon. One of the sellers STILL hasn't signed! Supposedly, they don't have email. Who doesn't have email!?! If they have a phone, they have email!

There was another showing, again supposedly, after ours on Friday. What do y'all think? Are they waiting for a better bid? Or, do they really NOT have an email?

Trying to not drive myself crazy, after keeping Mr. TB calm yesterday, but having a hard time today.

Am I being paranoid?

On our side, we bid the asking price and are paying most of the closing costs plus a structural inspection (required by state law).
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


sounds like a pit to get more $$ from u to their "friends", while they hold out for a higher offer. sux if u are paying inspections or have $$ tied up while u wait. otherwise, i'd keep my eyes oen case u find something else.

however, there are ppl who don't list emails. i seldom use mine. i don't give it to businesses or govern ppl. cuts out spam. course, i don't use a call phone either. never txted. but i am not running a business.
 Quoting: JAZZz50


It's possible we haven't heard yet because our agent had an event to go to today. I'd forgotten about it until a bit ago.

It doesn't help that I'm having a "rough" day today because of the weather coming in tonight. I find I get bitchy when that happens and try to stay away from everyone.

I've quit screaming! Promise. I'm taking out frustrations while grinding leftover turkey that I had in the freezer for sandwiches. There's more in that bag than I thought! LOL Yikes!
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


Thinking of you and wishing you the best!!! Kidney news is awesome!

Wishing I could move too...

Won't even try to go into what I've been dealing with the past week, except to say hub's panic attacks have been off the charts...average of 8 minutes I get at a time to myself...

Take care, all!
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I AM sorry Bastetcat. I think of you often, especially when I don't see you for awhile.

I'm glad for the reprieve. I was really afraid he was going to say,"Ok. Now we start.". I'm grateful for the extra time. It's hard enough, I can't imagine how it would be trying to move with dialysis ongoing. I get tired easily now! At least, Mr. TB heard the doctor say all the symptoms that I already have. He knows for sure that it's real now.

It's going to be interesting moving this time. Hopefully, 2 of our boys can come out to load and unload the truck. If not, we'll recruit from friends younger people.

Life has changed greatly in the last 5+ years.
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I've been watching some of the stream from GB for the Queen's funeral. If I had more time I'd start a thread, but I'm wondering.

Forget all the CT about the royal family. I've been seeing the enormous numbers of people from all over the world lining up to pay their respects. I remember Diana's funeral with similar crowds, if not quite as large, as well as the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.

My thought has been, how many of us, if any, would have so many people line up for our funerals? I've played for funerals that had to set up cc tv because of the amount of people attending, but I've also been to a few when only a handful were able to attend pre-covid.

I was a bit surprised at how sad I felt when I heard the news. I don't think we will ever see another like her in our lifetime.
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Sitting on a flight right now. Maybe 2% of people in masks, and 2 of them are us!! Fall is going to be a shitshow, you guys!
A whole new level of fuckery
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Biden Warns Putin "Don't Change The Face Of War" With Nuclear Or Chemical Weapons In Ukraine

In a Sunday "60 Minutes" interview to air in full Sunday night, President Joe Biden issued a warning for Russian President Vladimir Putin to not "change the face of war" by employing either tactical nuclear or chemical weapons against Ukraine.

"Don’t. Don’t. Don’t. You will change the face of war unlike anything since World War II," Biden said

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There will be hell to pay.

JUST IN - Biden: "The pandemic is over."

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Sitting on a flight right now. Maybe 2% of people in masks, and 2 of them are us!! Fall is going to be a shitshow, you guys!
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did u open the door for fresh air? u did pack a parachute, right?

only way i'm flying is as a human cannon ball with a jet pack.
JAZZZ50

2020 The SHTF literally as TP ran out.

we went from being over the target, to actually being the target. too close to the truth.
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Biden Warns Putin "Don't Change The Face Of War" With Nuclear Or Chemical Weapons In Ukraine

In a Sunday "60 Minutes" interview to air in full Sunday night, President Joe Biden issued a warning for Russian President Vladimir Putin to not "change the face of war" by employing either tactical nuclear or chemical weapons against Ukraine.

"Don’t. Don’t. Don’t. You will change the face of war unlike anything since World War II," Biden said

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 Quoting: Guythu


things a monkey would say while eating a banana,Alex.

considering we already did that with the Abomb. we special?
JAZZZ50

2020 The SHTF literally as TP ran out.

we went from being over the target, to actually being the target. too close to the truth.
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There will be hell to pay.

JUST IN - Biden: "The pandemic is over."

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this rhymes with " i did not have sex with that woman"...... been here before ain't we?
JAZZZ50

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we went from being over the target, to actually being the target. too close to the truth.
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I'm screaming inside my head, guys. We had to jump through hoops to get the paperwork done last Friday and they were supposed to sign off yesterday afternoon. One of the sellers STILL hasn't signed! Supposedly, they don't have email. Who doesn't have email!?! If they have a phone, they have email!

There was another showing, again supposedly, after ours on Friday. What do y'all think? Are they waiting for a better bid? Or, do they really NOT have an email?

Trying to not drive myself crazy, after keeping Mr. TB calm yesterday, but having a hard time today.

Am I being paranoid?

On our side, we bid the asking price and are paying most of the closing costs plus a structural inspection (required by state law).
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


My mother doesn't have an e-mail. The older the person, the more likely it is that the don't have an e-mail.
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I've been watching some of the stream from GB for the Queen's funeral. If I had more time I'd start a thread, but I'm wondering.

Forget all the CT about the royal family. I've been seeing the enormous numbers of people from all over the world lining up to pay their respects. I remember Diana's funeral with similar crowds, if not quite as large, as well as the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.

My thought has been, how many of us, if any, would have so many people line up for our funerals? I've played for funerals that had to set up cc tv because of the amount of people attending, but I've also been to a few when only a handful were able to attend pre-covid.

I was a bit surprised at how sad I felt when I heard the news. I don't think we will ever see another like her in our lifetime.
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


I watched Elton John perform Candle in the Wind at Diana's funeral on TV live. Had to get up at some stupidly early hour to do it, but it was worth it.
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Biden Warns Putin "Don't Change The Face Of War" With Nuclear Or Chemical Weapons In Ukraine

In a Sunday "60 Minutes" interview to air in full Sunday night, President Joe Biden issued a warning for Russian President Vladimir Putin to not "change the face of war" by employing either tactical nuclear or chemical weapons against Ukraine.

"Don’t. Don’t. Don’t. You will change the face of war unlike anything since World War II," Biden said

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 Quoting: Guythu


Coming from the same country that changed the face of war at the end of World War II.

Hypocrisy at its finest.
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There will be hell to pay.

JUST IN - Biden: "The pandemic is over."

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Until midterms elections are through, anyway. I'll bet a full paycheck that Biden we'll say we're back in pandemic crisis mode by the end of November.
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I'm screaming inside my head, guys. We had to jump through hoops to get the paperwork done last Friday and they were supposed to sign off yesterday afternoon. One of the sellers STILL hasn't signed! Supposedly, they don't have email. Who doesn't have email!?! If they have a phone, they have email!

There was another showing, again supposedly, after ours on Friday. What do y'all think? Are they waiting for a better bid? Or, do they really NOT have an email?

Trying to not drive myself crazy, after keeping Mr. TB calm yesterday, but having a hard time today.

Am I being paranoid?

On our side, we bid the asking price and are paying most of the closing costs plus a structural inspection (required by state law).
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


My mother doesn't have an e-mail. The older the person, the more likely it is that the don't have an e-mail.
 Quoting: Riff-Raff


Hi Riff.

I checked the website around 11pm and the house has gone contingent. I hope it's in our favor. We haven't heard anything and it was too late to call our agent to check.

I asked our agent if one of the owners was elderly and she said no. Idk, I guess it really doesn't matter. We have a couple of backup houses to look at if this one falls through. I hope it doesn't though.

I'm trying to stay up to watch the funeral. Not sure if I'll make it live. May have to catch it later on replay.
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I'm screaming inside my head, guys. We had to jump through hoops to get the paperwork done last Friday and they were supposed to sign off yesterday afternoon. One of the sellers STILL hasn't signed! Supposedly, they don't have email. Who doesn't have email!?! If they have a phone, they have email!

There was another showing, again supposedly, after ours on Friday. What do y'all think? Are they waiting for a better bid? Or, do they really NOT have an email?

Trying to not drive myself crazy, after keeping Mr. TB calm yesterday, but having a hard time today.

Am I being paranoid?

On our side, we bid the asking price and are paying most of the closing costs plus a structural inspection (required by state law).
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


My mother doesn't have an e-mail. The older the person, the more likely it is that the don't have an e-mail.
 Quoting: Riff-Raff


Hi Riff.

I checked the website around 11pm and the house has gone contingent. I hope it's in our favor. We haven't heard anything and it was too late to call our agent to check.

I asked our agent if one of the owners was elderly and she said no. Idk, I guess it really doesn't matter. We have a couple of backup houses to look at if this one falls through. I hope it doesn't though.

I'm trying to stay up to watch the funeral. Not sure if I'll make it live. May have to catch it later on replay.
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


Hoping you get the house you want, TB. Sending good thoughts your way.
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Likely more to the story here.
And possibly a one-off situation.
Regardless, this fuel crisis is going to cause and expose a lot of distortion

German Bakery Slapped With €330,000 Gas Bill After Contract Canceled

A German bakery was slapped with a €330,000 (US$330,000) gas bill after a new energy company suddenly terminated their contract which guaranteed pricing until the end of 2023, Junge Freiheit reported, citing Bild.

.."A year ago, we paid €5,856 per month in gas costs for our large furnaces and heating," he added.

…He claims to have paid €19.9 million in taxes in recent years, according to ReMix.

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More preparing for supply chain issues it seems



JUST IN - EU Commission is seeking emergency powers to force companies to make key products and stockpile goods in a crisis — draft framework.

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I'm screaming inside my head, guys. We had to jump through hoops to get the paperwork done last Friday and they were supposed to sign off yesterday afternoon. One of the sellers STILL hasn't signed! Supposedly, they don't have email. Who doesn't have email!?! If they have a phone, they have email!

There was another showing, again supposedly, after ours on Friday. What do y'all think? Are they waiting for a better bid? Or, do they really NOT have an email?

Trying to not drive myself crazy, after keeping Mr. TB calm yesterday, but having a hard time today.

Am I being paranoid?

On our side, we bid the asking price and are paying most of the closing costs plus a structural inspection (required by state law).
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


My mother doesn't have an e-mail. The older the person, the more likely it is that the don't have an e-mail.
 Quoting: Riff-Raff


Hi Riff.

I checked the website around 11pm and the house has gone contingent. I hope it's in our favor. We haven't heard anything and it was too late to call our agent to check.

I asked our agent if one of the owners was elderly and she said no. Idk, I guess it really doesn't matter. We have a couple of backup houses to look at if this one falls through. I hope it doesn't though.

I'm trying to stay up to watch the funeral. Not sure if I'll make it live. May have to catch it later on replay.
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Hoping you get the house you want, TB. Sending good thoughts your way.
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I finally txtd our agent. The sellers DID accept our offer! They're still waiting for that final signature though.

Thanks everyone for putting up with my nervous drama. It's been decades since we bought a house. It's changed a bit. Now, the house just needs to pass inspection.
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My mother doesn't have an e-mail. The older the person, the more likely it is that the don't have an e-mail.
 Quoting: Riff-Raff


Hi Riff.

I checked the website around 11pm and the house has gone contingent. I hope it's in our favor. We haven't heard anything and it was too late to call our agent to check.

I asked our agent if one of the owners was elderly and she said no. Idk, I guess it really doesn't matter. We have a couple of backup houses to look at if this one falls through. I hope it doesn't though.

I'm trying to stay up to watch the funeral. Not sure if I'll make it live. May have to catch it later on replay.
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


Hoping you get the house you want, TB. Sending good thoughts your way.
 Quoting: Riff-Raff


I finally txtd our agent. The sellers DID accept our offer! They're still waiting for that final signature though.

Thanks everyone for putting up with my nervous drama. It's been decades since we bought a house. It's changed a bit. Now, the house just needs to pass inspection.
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


TB, fingers crossed and prayers that this works out for you and the Mr. You certainly deserve it.
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My mother doesn't have an e-mail. The older the person, the more likely it is that the don't have an e-mail.
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Hi Riff.

I checked the website around 11pm and the house has gone contingent. I hope it's in our favor. We haven't heard anything and it was too late to call our agent to check.

I asked our agent if one of the owners was elderly and she said no. Idk, I guess it really doesn't matter. We have a couple of backup houses to look at if this one falls through. I hope it doesn't though.

I'm trying to stay up to watch the funeral. Not sure if I'll make it live. May have to catch it later on replay.
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


Hoping you get the house you want, TB. Sending good thoughts your way.
 Quoting: Riff-Raff


I finally txtd our agent. The sellers DID accept our offer! They're still waiting for that final signature though.

Thanks everyone for putting up with my nervous drama. It's been decades since we bought a house. It's changed a bit. Now, the house just needs to pass inspection.
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


YAY such great news and I'm sure relieves some stress. Congratulations, hopefully closing goes quick after that

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Thanks everyone! We should be able to be moved in by the end of next month.
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Likely more to the story here.
And possibly a one-off situation.
Regardless, this fuel crisis is going to cause and expose a lot of distortion

German Bakery Slapped With €330,000 Gas Bill After Contract Canceled

A German bakery was slapped with a €330,000 (US$330,000) gas bill after a new energy company suddenly terminated their contract which guaranteed pricing until the end of 2023, Junge Freiheit reported, citing Bild.

.."A year ago, we paid €5,856 per month in gas costs for our large furnaces and heating," he added.

…He claims to have paid €19.9 million in taxes in recent years, according to ReMix.

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On out two vacay rental properties, i have the electricity price locked till end of 2023 for one at 10.2 cents per KWH, the other at 12.2 cents per KWH with free weekend, but it expires this December. Unless something miraculous happens with electricity rate, the cost for the new plans are double.

Ugh

Also just got the gas bill for our primary residence, increase of 20% -- thankful Texas is not northern tier. Also received notice that 1 October electricity rates will go up 10%.

Compared to what people in Europe, and some other areas of the US, are experiencing, we are fortunate
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congrats, TB.

this energy situation is goina b messy.

how can they force companies to function? is govern's going to pay for the materials to make the electricity and then pay for the power for a TP company? they expect the ppl to pay $100 for TP? i thought the EU citizens paid for utilities via their taxes? like we pay for fire depts and libraries.

this should b worse than the freezing of evictions in 2020. as LJS pointed out much of US commercial power is contracted at a set rate. if the utility co. the utility co. will take losses to keep making the power. the excess $$ the utility needs has to come from residences.

up north, there are laws preventing shutoffs for non-payment by residences during the cold weather. not sure of the actual writing or the dates. i believe it is OCT to APRIL. again, not sure if it is just electricity or also NG. may vary by state.

to confuse things a bit more, some ppl pay the winter usage averaged out thru the year. what is used during for the whole year is divided into 12 monthly payments, instead of paying high payments during the winter and low in summer. this average is based on the previous years usage. this too would b locked in at a much lower rate than what this winter will be.

now how is the utility co. going to get enuf $$ to pay for the coal or NG to make the power? they can only raise rates for maybe 50% of customers. if we see spikes in costs like overseas, there is no way the utility co. will afford o make the power. ppl won't magically come up with the $$ during the holiday season to pay the bills.

we'll all see rolling blackouts like CA. repairs will be delayed on purpose as long as possible to save $$. if the wires are broken, u won't b using up power. what might been a few hours to fix, will b weeks. govern goina tell us all not to use lights like CA does with water? laws on the books dictate how much lighting a store has to have.

all this $$ cost gets added to goods. Walmart ain't goina eat the cost of the power. they'll add it to everything. not that ppl will b buying if they are paying the utility co. if govern's do bailouts for utility co's., then we are looking at a step below Hyer Inflation. since all nations are in the same boat it won't quite reach HI. will feel like it to the public thou.
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we went from being over the target, to actually being the target. too close to the truth.
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I'm screaming inside my head, guys. We had to jump through hoops to get the paperwork done last Friday and they were supposed to sign off yesterday afternoon. One of the sellers STILL hasn't signed! Supposedly, they don't have email. Who doesn't have email!?! If they have a phone, they have email!

There was another showing, again supposedly, after ours on Friday. What do y'all think? Are they waiting for a better bid? Or, do they really NOT have an email?

Trying to not drive myself crazy, after keeping Mr. TB calm yesterday, but having a hard time today.

Am I being paranoid?

On our side, we bid the asking price and are paying most of the closing costs plus a structural inspection (required by state law).
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My mother doesn't have an e-mail. The older the person, the more likely it is that the don't have an e-mail.
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Hi Riff.

I checked the website around 11pm and the house has gone contingent. I hope it's in our favor. We haven't heard anything and it was too late to call our agent to check.

I asked our agent if one of the owners was elderly and she said no. Idk, I guess it really doesn't matter. We have a couple of backup houses to look at if this one falls through. I hope it doesn't though.

I'm trying to stay up to watch the funeral. Not sure if I'll make it live. May have to catch it later on replay.
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Check out the Guardian website: you can watch live, or go back in time about 10 hours if you wish. It also has a "key moments" link. At times, surprisingly moving...

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Breaking the wand of office, being one...

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Likely more to the story here.
And possibly a one-off situation.
Regardless, this fuel crisis is going to cause and expose a lot of distortion

German Bakery Slapped With €330,000 Gas Bill After Contract Canceled

A German bakery was slapped with a €330,000 (US$330,000) gas bill after a new energy company suddenly terminated their contract which guaranteed pricing until the end of 2023, Junge Freiheit reported, citing Bild.

.."A year ago, we paid €5,856 per month in gas costs for our large furnaces and heating," he added.

…He claims to have paid €19.9 million in taxes in recent years, according to ReMix.

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On out two vacay rental properties, i have the electricity price locked till end of 2023 for one at 10.2 cents per KWH, the other at 12.2 cents per KWH with free weekend, but it expires this December. Unless something miraculous happens with electricity rate, the cost for the new plans are double.

Ugh

Also just got the gas bill for our primary residence, increase of 20% -- thankful Texas is not northern tier. Also received notice that 1 October electricity rates will go up 10%.

Compared to what people in Europe, and some other areas of the US, are experiencing, we are fortunate
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We are too. Our propane prices for heating are locked until next year. Hopefully, things will have settled down by then.
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Not mild after all?

American Study Discovers That SARS-CoV-2 Infections Impairs Antiviral Innate Immune Gene Expression In The Placenta!

She warned, “Our study suggests that babies born to mothers infected with COVID-19 at any point during their pregnancy will need to be monitored as they grow up.”

She also advised that women who are pregnant should continue to mask and stay within a strict bubble. She acknowledges that may mean isolating for the duration of the pregnancy.

She added, "The disease may be mild, or it may be severe, but we're still seeing these abnormal effects on the placenta. It seems that after contracting COVID-19 in pregnancy, the placenta is exhausted by the infection, and can't recover its immune function."

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Ummmmm…that’s an immediate problem.

Fuel shortage to come next week at many petrol stations in Hungary

Hungarian gas and oil giant MOL will only be able to deliver 25 percent of the needed fuel from 19 September, Hungarian media reported.

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So long the EU. .


I apologise for my spelling and grammar, Dyslexia is a biatch.

But add on MS and its a whole new world of magic spelling and rambling.

We all love green, thanks in advance :)

So thats how it is, deal with it or keep walking.

We all love green. Thanks in advance :)





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