Well because you asked, and because shit got pushed back a couple weeks, I'll spill the beans. On February 8th our house was broken into and burglarized. No idea when it happened, but nobody was home except our dog. The wife came home first and found the place ransacked, with the door ripped off the hinges. They got away with quite a lot including all of our guns, all of my camera gear, all of my wife's jewelry, cash, computers, etc. Much to my surprise, they were in the garage (left the door to the house wide open) but didn't touch anything out there. We think they were going to leave that way, but the door was frozen shut that day so it wouldn't open.So youre just going to leave us all hanging here? Whats going on?
That of course put the car on the back burner while we dealt with the police, insurance, and just all around dealing with all of that. We had also been talking about wanting to move in the next couple of years, and this pushed us over the edge. Not that we live in a dangerous neighborhood, but with the wife not feeling comfortable in the house anymore we decided to see what our options were. We talked with our realtors, and figured out what we could afford, and what our house would be worth, etc. We went and looked at a handful of places and found one pretty much right away that was damn near perfect. Ended up putting an offer on it the same day that was accepted. Then we had to scramble to get our house listed! We ended up showing it with the back door still boarded up (it was an oddball size, so custom ordered). We had a lot of showings scheduled, but it sold to the very first person who came though, and for full asking price!
So basically since February 8th its been non stop work, and extremely high stress dealing with everything. We were supposed to close on both the sell and the buy on the 5th, but that got fucked yesterday from our buyer. Now everything is pushed to the 15th. It wouldn't have been all that bad if we didn't do all of the utilities, garbage, internet, etc. for both places the day before we knew it was being pushed. Everything has been adjusted, and looks to be good to go (again) for the 15th, so fingers crossed!
The good news is the new place is much nicer all around. Has a good size 3 car garage (31' wide, 21' deep, 11' ceilings) so I can have the SC in there and at least the wife's car and my bike. I am planning on putting a lift in there which I will use for work/storage until I build a shop. New place is on about 1.4 acres, and I can build on it. Plan is to put up a separate shop ASAP, probably a few years away since we want to do stuff to the house as well.
Shitty situation all around, but once we close on the new place it will be somewhat worth it. I have no idea when I am going to get back to working on the SC, but I am hoping I can once we get settled into the new house. I think we are going to hold off on starting any projects for a little while anyway.
Pictures of?do you have any pictures ?