Monday, January 25, 2010


So I thought of a couple other things that bug me. To illustrate the first point I will tell a story.

As some of you may know, Staci and I are trying to purchase a house; we put in an offer on a great house in Pleasant Grove up on the hill with an amazing view of the valley, a great Trax deck, a rentable basement, and a great kitchen with an even better pantry/mudroom. We put in our initial offer on the house back in October and it took the bank (it is a short sale) until December to respond to our offer and come back with a firm asking price. We checked out the house again and decided it was worth pursuing and put in another offer 2 weeks ago. The bank responded much quicker this time to our offer but their response was absurd. The bank has decided to not negotiate any more and instead foreclose on the house. The reasoning behind that decision is lost to me. Why in the world would the bank decide to spend thousands of dollars to foreclose on a house and then try to sell it rather than accept a couple thousand dollars on a short sale. What the heck!! It bugs me so much. Now the current owners' credit will be even more shot, they will not care about the condition of the house any more, the house will most likely remain vacant for a while and it will get in even worse condition and the bank will probably end up selling it for even less than what we are offering. All well.

Doctors bug me. Not all doctors, but the doctors who act like know-it-alls bother me. They are like mechanics. Most of the things they say, the patient (or customer) has no way of verifying if they are right or making stuff up. Staci was misdiagnosed for 10 years by her doctor, and it wasn't until we suggested a procedure was it discovered that what her doctor has been telling her all this time was completely wrong. Argh! And there is nothing we can do about it.

So, if anyone knows of a good house for sale or of a competent family doctor in the Provo/Orem area, we are in the market for both. (We do feel good about her OBGYN, though).


The Mrs. said...

So what did ever happen with Staci?
What do you guys do from here?

I totally understand about the house the thing. It really bugged us to when we were buying a house about a year ago. Even to this day, things happen with the bakns that I don't get.


The Mrs. said...

I meant too.

And banks. Not bakns.

Ammon said...

oh geez that sucks about the house, and doctor. sorry.

Natalie in Sparks said...

That is a bummer about the house. Don't worry, it's just not meant to be. You will find something else, and it will turn out awesome. (sorry, it is still frustrating though).

As far as the Doctor, you might want to check more north in the salt lake area. I have a few friends and my sis in the medical field I will check with. Do you need a specialist, or just a family doctor? I should just call you.

Tyson Andelin said...

Honest Mechanics are hard to find.

No bueno