Ok, we give up. No one is going to buy our house, so we give up. We took the house off the market and have bid a fond farewell to the new house. Our house has been on the market for 2 months now, and we're averaging like, 1 showing every 2 weeks. Its ridiculous. Our closing on the new house was suppossed to be on Aug 31, and we can't buy that one until someone closes on the current one. Given that Aug 31 is in a month, at our current rate we'd have only 1 or 2 more showings before the closing in order for SOMEONE to buy the place. There were still a lot of things that needed to be picked out on the new place, like light fixtures, paint, etc that would require a significant time/emotional investment, and I just don't have it in me to keep picking out beautiful new things for the house that it seemed someone else was going to live in anyhow. So, sniffle.
Instead, we'll have a little more disposable income (as the mortgage payment was higher in the new place) with which to purchase:
a) a second car!! hurrah!!
b) some bedroom furniture. Our current bedroom furniture, while nice, is the furniture that I got when I moved into a big girl bed.
c) assorted other furniture.
d) vacation for pleasure, rather than going to weddings or visiting family (not that those aren't a pleasure!). Do I hear New Orleans anyone?
So, there you go. In other news, I had jury duty yesterday. This is my second time doing jury duty, which is crazy because many other people I know have never been called. It was a thrill. I was picked as one of the initial 12 jurors for a civil trial (a personal injury case) but I got rejected by the lawyer for the guy who was suing the other person. When I did jury duty in Clevo, I was also on a personal injury case. It was interesting to see how the legal system works, and to see how a jury deliberates. But I really have no patience for the attitude of: "Well, X Company has lots of money so we should give this lady a huge reward, regardless of what their responsibility actually is." Because thats just ridiculous, but its exactly what happened on the last trial I was on.