I'm back from a two-day offsite meeting, so expect things around here to climb back up to their typical level of mediocrity.
Exciting news: we've accepted an offer on our California house and hope to close escrow within a few weeks. Athough I've bought multiple houses, this is the first I've sold, and it's quite a frustrating experience. Most of the problem is probably due to unrealistic price expectations on my part, reinforced by our agent. But hey, it's ridiculous to be ungrateful for gain we will realize when the sale goes through, even at a price that's less than I'd hoped for.
The experience has given me an appreciation for how leftists seem to always feel. I deserved to sell the house for my asking price, and when the buyers offered less they were cheating me out of my rightful due!