Another early start. Up at 7 am. Jim got up first. I asked, “Are you staying up?” He was. I was hoping for another hour but I guess I was ready too.
One of the homes we did a drive by on yesterday was one in which we had a showing appointment for today. It’s an older home that sits on 2.7 acres. The rent is a lot higher than I’m comfortable with. The interior is all hardwood floors, large rooms, yet small showers but a large tub. A bidet. Hmmmm. The wallpaper, wood paneling and window treatments are too floral and country for my tastes. Our stuff would surely clash but we’re only renting so I guess we can deal with it. The place needs a deep cleaning too. Ugh. The big attraction is the size property, fenced, and a large house. We can store the RV right behind the house. The owner is asking $1290 a month. We’ve offered $1,000 for this huge house.
While we wait for the realtor’s return call, we checked into RV storage. Jim called a few places and it seems the average is about $100 a month. We can factor that into whether we are willing to pay more for a house that can handle RV storage.
Sometime this weekend, we’ll be meeting Mark & Tom. We’ve Facebook-met them through mutual friends John & Derek. I think Mark looks like my twin.
They live Uptown (we North Carolinians call it uptown instead of downtown). Jim and I haven’t been uptown in about 10 years so we’re interested to see it.
While awaiting for the reply to the older spacious home offer, we decided we’d like the newer 2 story. We’d be better off storing the RV at a campground’s annual site than driving it each weekend’s getaway. Fuel costs for a 6 hour roundtrip make it cost prohibitive. We called the Realtor, have to fill out an application and then hopefully all is set before we leave.
I spoke with Tim yesterday. He was adamant that I snap a lot of photos of the area.
I’ll have more when we venture into uptown.
Wow, this is a long post. Primarily because of all the photos.
5 minutes away is a very large mall. The Concord Mills Mall to be exact. Highlights – a fun Lego store.
Oh and importantly, a Cinnabon! Every time I even mention the name, my pants shrink.