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Feb. 5th, 2009 05:55 pm
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Well, housewarming will likely have to wait. Until, we move into a new house to warm.

Our landlord's wanting to sell the property. He's not being foreclosed on; he owns the place outright, but he apparently needs some cash. We have a lease, so we can stay here until November, but we can't renew it. They're offering to sell the place to us, but I don't think we want to buy THIS place. I'm not sure we want to buy anything what with my position not being permanent. But we need a new place to rent.

Frankly, it's a bit of a relief. This is a little pricier than I'm wanting to pay. I was contemplating moving out at the end of the lease, but didn't want to go through the hassle of moving again so soon. Now, the decision has been made for us. The nice thing is that we have nine months to arrange something. If they'll let us out of the lease early, I think we'll be on our way as soon as we can. Although that may be April.

Gave a talk at Hopkins today. They're looking to beef up their planetary program. Looks like I may be able to wrangle a visiting faculty position there at some point.

Oh, and I have a cold.

Date: 2009-02-05 11:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] tango.livejournal.com
Erf. That bites. At least the silver lining was easy to find.

Date: 2009-02-05 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kittykatya.livejournal.com
Oy. :| Well, here's to hoping your cold is quick, your house-shopping fruitful, and your faculty position secure.

Date: 2009-02-06 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jameshroberts.livejournal.com
It's not a faculty position; that's the problem. I'm still a postdoc.

Date: 2009-02-06 12:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jonny-law.livejournal.com
Congratulations on not renting a house that went into foreclosure; we should all be so lucky. :) I do feel somewhat bad that it takes the ground shifting beneath my feet to get me to move, even when I know I want to move.

If you're sick I absolve you of any obligations for Saturday. You can pick up the TV tuner the next time I see you, which may be April if you want help moving then.

Date: 2009-02-06 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jameshroberts.livejournal.com
I'm still planning to show up. Well, we'll see how I feel Saturday, but I'm hoping I'm on the tail end of this bug.

I actually asked the owner about foreclosure being a problem when we looked at the place and he said he didn't have a mortgage on it. So I thought we dodged the bullet.

Date: 2009-02-06 12:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tzel.livejournal.com
Hey there. I will keep an ear out for anything good to rent.

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