Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Where I've been...
Hey everybody!! Just wanted to start a little thread and let you all know why I have not been on patrol lately. I left Kuwait on September 8th for good with the wife and baby Sophia. 53 days of vacation on my way to Camp LeJeune NC. Well, spent a week in Amsterdam and then headed to North Carolina in search of a house to buy. We found a house to buy, made an offer, they accepted. We did the home inspection and all was going well so we went down to Peru to visit the wife's family while they finished up the paperwork. After being there for about a week and a half we get an email from our agent. Something happened in the house (after we were gone) and a water faucet in the upstairs laundry room was left running for a few days. Of course all the ceilings downstairs were collapsed, carpets all soaked, etc etc etc. You can imagine we were quite heartbroken. This was going to be the first home we ever bought. So our agent tells us that the seller intends to fix it for 500 - 1000 dollars and the seller still expects us to take the house. Of course we told her that we didn't feel that would be enough to return the house to the condition it was in when we made our offer. With an 11 month old daughter and a history of upper respiratory problems in the family there was no way we were taking a house with water damage that they intended to just slap some new sheetrock up and paint it. So, they of course immediately threatened to sue. Long story short, we were advised by our lawyers and the bank that we can't buy another house until the seller signs our termination of contract or sells the house to someone else. They are rufusing to sign our termination of contract, refuse to send me a termination with their terms and have relisted the house as fully active and are going to sue us for damages after the house sells. So, that meant we had to leave our baby in Peru with the Grandparents because we have no place to move into. We finally found a rental and we are moving into that next week and will get Sophia back here soon.
Last edited by GilkyBear; 11-01-2008 at 01:09 PM.