The last week and not great news

The big news first. So – disaster. We were supposed to close today but the buyers have to postpone indefinitely. Now that puts the closing of the house we’re planning on buying in jeopardy. We’re looking at what options we have.

Friday night we went out and ate at Jackson’s. The first time we’d been there, we wisely got seats as far away from the bar as possible (bit noisy). I had the roasted chicken salad and Jill had the Steak Frites, both very good. Then we went to see Crooked Still at the Birchmere.

Chatham County Line opened and we saw most of their set, pretty good and impressively using almost choreographed moves to use a single microphone. Crooked Still has a brand new CD and played a bunch of good tunes from it, as well as some of my older faves.

The rest of the weekend was all packing, and we weren’t feeling too bad. But the movers were coming Thursday morning, and we didn’t get too much done Monday and Tuesday night. Wednesday night I started packing hardcore again, and there was so much to do I just never went to bed. When I left Thursday morning Jill had gotten a little sleep after a long shift the day before, but she worked hard all day.

The day started going badly when she lost my phone (she thinks she left it on top of her car). Then moving, supposed to be over at 3, might not be over until 7. The bad thing about that was we had passes to meet Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds before their concert at Constitution Hall that night, and it started at 6. I left work early and handled the home end of cleaning up while Jill went with the movers.

We got everything taken care of, and were ready to leave Herndon at 6, but that’s when we found out closing was off. Of course traffic was terrible, and we didn’t get to Constitution Hall until after 7 and the meet and greet was over.

But that was then end of the crappy part of the day. The duo show was the best of the five I’ve seen them do, and we had fourth row seats for every strange facial expression Dave had. If I had to choose, I would’ve picked the show to attend, mind numbingly amazing.

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds

Neither of us had eaten much that day, so we stopped at Amphora on the was home. Jill had the chicken noodle soup and a chicken salad club sandwich, and I had the southwestern Eggs Benedict. We felt we deserved dessert, and she had the rice pudding and I had a slice of carrot cake.

Today Jill picked up Illa from the kennel where we left him yesterday, and they came to work and we met with our agent. Don’t know what’s happening next, stay tuned.