The termite and the tree saga continues. Saturday afternoon we had to close all the windows, pull all the blinds and hide in our own house, as the nervous buyers walked around the garden with tree fellers. They were getting quotes on how much it would cost to cut down the trees. Luckily, we have air conditioning because it was very hot yesterday (expected to be 35C today!).
We did get our pest control team to speak with the buyer, and the feedback we got was that the nervous buyers understood the safety of the situation better, so we were a little stunned when we received a call to say they wanted to come with tree fellers.
The agent asked if we would be at home and we said yes, so tired of leaving our own house as they come and measure things, look at the house with the lights on … she then asked if we would please stay inside and not approach the buyers. We had no intention of speaking to them, but I think she thought that Mr FD might go out and talk them to death. Silly woman, she doesn’t realise that I am the one that was more likely to go out and beat them to a pulp with my thickest stick!
I restrained my frustration and anger, by lying on my bed and thinking of sweet revenge. The best thing we came up with besides letting live termites go as we move out, was to find out the names of all their family members and place one of their names on each tree.
So, they have until Wednesday to say yes, or no to the house. We expect that they will try and ask us to reduce the price of the house to cover the cost of the tree removal. Lawyer daughter says there is no way we are entering into further price negotiations, but as anyone who has ever sold a property knows, in the end the process wears you down and you just want it to end. Especially, when you have a little piece of paradise waiting for you in the country.
We also suspect that they are following Vastu shastra which is why they wanted an east facing house. If they do settle on the house, they may need to have the house cleansed for the angry emotions we may be leaving behind.