Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Our June 2009 Camping Expedition Started at Cyprus Lake Campgrounds just south of Tobermory.

We awoke our first morning to a shower by mother nature. Which lasted long enough for us to spend most of the day in the town of Tobermory doing a bit of retail therapy. In the late afternoon we did go for a hike from our campsite to the Grotto which we had seen five years earlier. I blame the weather for the lack of photos not taken the first day.

The second day of our vacation included a ride on a zodiac...

... to see a couple of shipwrecks,...

... the flowerpot islands,...

... and a lighthouse.

It also happened to be the day where Frost ate fish again for the first time in at least 15 years.
And of course, I got it all on film.

And by george, he likes it! Yay for having fish in the house again, although nothing too smelly, so only cod so far.


With regards to the house we put an offer on.

The seller did get back to us with an offer lower than her asking price, which was complete bullshit to begin with.
The ball is now back in our court, so, tomorrow we put our top offer in for the house, and see what happens.
The seller will most likely not go for our second offer, and that is fine because that my friends is when we will walk away from this house entirely.
The seller's agent is a complete cracker (who the fuck can't email an attachment in this day and age) and has lead her client into thinking she'll get a price comparable to the houses that are selling in an up and coming area for a home that is only on the fringes of said up and coming area and is in need of a lot of cosmetic work for it to be priced so high in the first place.

And so, life goes on, and we have four new house viewing to go look at tomorrow so who knows, we might not even put in a second offer in on this house.


cindi said...

I think you're really smart to stick to your guns. It's so tempting to fall madly in love with a house and then think you HAVE to have it when, really, there are lots of lovely houses out there. Best of luck to you. I know you'll find something that's perfect for you!

Michelle said...

Oh I love tobermory. We got engaged at the grotto! It is such a beautiful place.
Good luck on the house is such a roller coaster, but once you are in your new home it will all be worth it.

Lise said...

Atta girl! Most agents are crackers, I think. Or their clients. There's no winning. Glad you're prepared to walk, that's the way to do it!

Mmmmm fish. Now can you convince my kids it's not just for the cat?