Yesterday we got a good offer on the house, which we have accepted. This a new offer. The one last week went back and forth a few times, but in the end, they couldn’t or wouldn’t come up to a price we could accept.
In the meantime some local relatives of people who live in South Carolina came by to look at the house. They were told an offer had been made. They were looking at property for their relatives and apparently they liked it enough that their relatives made an offer without even seeing the property!
It was a good offer and we decided to accept it and not quibble back and forth and take a chance on losing them.
Of course it will depend on their getting their financing approved. They are trying to finance FHA with very little money down. I didn’t think you could do that anymore, but our Realtor assures us that you can.
If, it goes through, closing will be May 6th. Scary!!!
We really need to head home soon, but Al has his pest control accounts to do next week, so I guess we’ll stick around a little longer. I’m sure we will need all the time we can get….assuming everything goes through. My mind was racing last night!
Our replacement kayaks arrived by 10am yesterday morning, so we didn’t have to sit around and wait for them…thank goodness.
We had the others boxed up and took them to a Fed Ex drop off to send back to Sea Eagle. It was a bit of a pain in the neck, but we wanted to make sure they were picked up and we weren’t responsible for them anymore.
We never even took the new ones out of the box..hopefully they will be okay, but I’m sure Sea Eagle will stand by them if they are not.
After that we decided to head south for a possible kayak trip, if it warmed up and if we found a great place.
Unfortunately the wind was blowing pretty good and it was a bit cooler (mid 60’s) so we never got the boats out of the truck.
We went down to Blowing Rocks Preserve. It’s just north of Jupiter, Florida. The beach is lined with large rocks and when the surf comes in strong enough, you get water spewing up through holes in the rocks. It’s quite pretty. We were there years ago and got to see the blowing rocks, but today, the tide was out by the time we got there so no blowing.
The water was pretty though and we saw this interesting bamboo bicycle.
Coconut Palm trees, with coconuts.
Dog walking, Florida style. It’s a little hard to see, but that’s a yellow Lab. They just kept walking up and down this dock while the Lab swam.
White Pelicans at roost
Pretty scenery along highway A1a…high dollar real estate on Jupiter Island. Al said Tiger Woods is building a new house here on the 3 ocean front lots he purchased for 40 million.
The Atlantic Ocean is off to the left, but the landscaping is so thick that unless you own one of these houses, you won’t see it.
A drawbridge on Jenson beach causeway. They have to raise the drawbridge anytime a larger boat wants to go under. The boat owner pays nothing for this service and the people on land had to wait 15 or 20 minutes while 2 boats went through.
This was the first boat that went through…a sail boat with a very tall mast.
We never did get the kayaks wet yesterday, but spent a day exploring the sites.