Timeline of the demise of my future

- 2018 -
March 12: Close on new condo. Drywall repairers at house.
March 13: Drywall repairers spot paint with attempt (and spectacular fail) to color match, and attempt (and again fail) to cleanup. Move all currently boxed and binned up items from house to condo
March 14: House cleaners. Carpet cleaners are supposed to come late today, insist on coming early when I keep telling them we’re not ready. Show up, see we’re not ready, and postpone to next morning. Supposed to have photos taken today. House is supposed to go on the market today. (Neither happens because realtor’s Mom goes into hospice)
March 15: Carpet cleaners. Photos taken. House goes on market late this night.
March 17: Prep new condo
March 18: Finish prep condo, MOVE from house to condo!

March 18: Need an offer on the house if I’m going to start school for Spring term.
— NO OFFERS YET —

March 19: I start being unable to sleep though the night. And it’s not because of living in a new place.
March 23: Need to be through inspection on the house if I’m going to start school for Spring term.
— NO OFFERS YET —

March 24: Yard cleanup at house.
March 25: Open House.
Weekend of March 24 / 25: I work out a Plan B and a Plan C in case (since) the house has failed to sell like everyone expected it would. I am now able to start sleeping through the night again.
— NO OFFERS YET —

March 27: I finally summon enough courage to write a letter to school saying I can’t start as planned and can I PLEASE delay my start until Summer session? Thus initiating Plan B. The answer is yes, and my application and acceptance letters are updated correspondingly within 24 hours. WHEW!
Week of March 26: House interior painting quotes #1 and #2
— NO OFFERS YET —

April 2: Dad has a contractor come to refinish the hard wood floors of my old house.
April 3: Contractor finishes hard wood floors.
April 4: Class registration opens. Except the system isn’t letting me register.
April 5: Frantic attempt to redo my class schedule plan for Summer and Fall based on the fact that I’m going to miss the Spring term. Get Summer set. Fall is a disaster waiting to happen.
April 6: Receive word that I (and 3 other MEDPREP students) now have access to register for classes. One more round of redoing my schedule for Fall, and I make it work very nicely! (by giving up on working into my schedule the Spring pre-req class I’m missing. I’m just going to have to catch up at the start of the second class in the sequence.) Registered for classes!
— NO OFFERS YET —

April 8: Carpet installation estimator misses the 2 hour appointment window by almost an 1hour late. I’m already gone to put Aurora down for nap.
April 9: Carpet installation estimator missed appointment AGAIN, by 30 minutes. I’m literally locking the door to the house on my way out to my car when he shows up.
April 11: House painters quote #3.
April 13: Carpet installation.
April 16: Inside of house painted.
April 17: New photos taken.
April 18: Remove house listing. Relist house with new photos and $1,000 price drop (after spending $8,000+ on carpeting and paint, and Dad spending more on wood floors).
April 20: I get that horrible stomach sank to the bottom of the pit and got eaten feeling telling me the house will not sell in time. I start looking for a new job. The start of Plan C (where I don’t get to go to school.)
— NO OFFERS YET —

April 22: Open house.
April 23: Drop price of house $15,000.
April 27: School Orientation.
April 27: Need an offer on the house if I’m going to start school for Summer term.
— NO OFFERS YET —

May 4: Need to be through inspection on the house if I’m going to start school for Summer term.

Week of April 30 – May 4: At some point in here I will have to summon the strength to tell school I can’t come….

There is no path I know of for starting school in the Fall term and getting in the 3 class Chemistry sequence I need in time to take the MCATs. Which probably means not being able to go to school (this year).

Thus will end the month (and a half) of emotional Hell. I hope.

Week of April 30 – May 4: I start applying for a new job.

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