Apparently the person interested in buying the house is not a bat fan.
The inspection found a few things here and there that need work. It's an older home so, no surprise there. The buyer is willing to overlook just about everything, which is nice. But, she does want the bats relocated. She loves the house, but not the bats. So, we're going to call around tomorrow morning for some quotes and touch base with Suzanne before heading down to do our own house hunting. We're on a time crunch there as well - we need to be able to close on our new home around the 30th of this month. Why? Because if this sale goes as planned, that's the day we need to be out of this house by.
Hopefully the bat relocation/clean-up won't cost too much. We need that money to reserve our next home. Unfortunately, since the house is attached to the neighbor's and there isn't a firewall in between, we may end up paying more than we otherwise would. You can't do one side and not the other, after all. The old chalk line draw across the room didn't work with younger siblings and it doesn't work with bats either.
Still, all in all this has been the only big hiccup so far. So, I think we're still doing well. Though the money issue concerns me a bit. I'd offer to do a special CN:H side story to help raise income for the removal, but I'm not sure if anyone would be willing to help me boost the signal. I've found that many people want me to help them out, but whenever I need help few seem willing to return the favor for some reason. I guess I'm just a scary person. That, or you're all afraid of my bats. *wink*
Either way, Matt and I will think of something. We always do. Maybe our folks will be able to loan us some money if we need it. We'll see.
Laverne: "Don't you ever migrate?"
-- The Hunchback of Notre Dame