The Best Laid Plans Don’t Always Work Out The Way One Expects


Technically, we still own 5 Gunstock Lane, Boyertown, PA.  Settlement was scheduled for Friday, June 14, 2013 at 1:30.  The people that are buying our house, had to settle on their house first.  Turns out, there was an issue with an easement agreement on the private road where they lived.  Their buyers were pre-approved by Wells Fargo Bank and in typical Wells Fargo Bank style, the underwriters waited until late Thursday afternoon to request one more thing.  Our buyers were asked to put together an easement agreement with all the residents on the private road.  One couple didn’t like the wording in the typed document so they wrote on it.  Even though this would be acceptable in a court of law, it wasn’t acceptable to the underswriters at Wells Fargo Bank.  To make a long story short,  the mortgage was finally approved at 5:00 on Friday which made it too late to do an electronic transfer of money.  As a result, our buyers are renting our house until Monday and their buyers are renting their house until Monday.  All the paper work is completed.  We are all waiting for the money.

This delay put us on the road at 6:00 and we had reservations at the Microtel in Tridelphia, West Virginia.  It was midnight when we arrived and we were exhausted.  To top off an unpleasant day, the Microtel does NOT allow pets so Homer had to sleep in his tent in the car.  I was upset because this transition is difficult for Homer and then he had to sleep in the car.  The Microtel in Tridelphia will only receive one star from me when I write my review.


That was yesterday.  Today started out fine.  We stopped at a rest stop in Ohio and took Homer for a walk.  He took a really long pee break.  About two hours later, we stopped at a rest stop for our lunch break.  This is where it got really scary.  Home broke out of his harness.  He refused to eat in the car and his last meal was early Friday morning so he lost some weight which made his harness loose.  Homer started to head into the undergrowth.  Fortunately, he came to me when I called him.  I took him back to the car and gave him his medication and he slept the rest of the day.   Tonight, we are staying at the Days Inn in Danville, Illinois.  It’s kind of a run downed town and the hotel is old but the rooms are clean and have been updated.  My major requirement for a hotel room is cleanliness.  The bonus here is that pets are welcomed so Homer gets to sleep with us.  He finally decided to eat.  I was worried about him.

Tomorrow, we will be staying in Des Moine, Iowa at another Days Inn.


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7 Responses to The Best Laid Plans Don’t Always Work Out The Way One Expects

  1. WOAH! What a rocky start to your adventure across country!! I hope it gets easier as you trek across the states!!

  2. Zooey says:

    Oh lawdy, what a rocky start! I’m so glad Homer came to you, how scary. 😯 Tomorrow will be better. 🙂

  3. Ebb says:

    Good to read the days are improving.
    Fortunate Homer recognized and responded to your voice – and that he finally ate!
    “Westward Ho” – and happier travels! A few fishing hole stops will improve the days!

  4. And what would an adventure be without a few snafus? Thank goodness it all appears to be working out, right?

  5. The hotel for tonight’s stay does not allow pets so I booked a room at a Motel 6 in Des Moines, IA which is pet friendly. We didn’t realize that hotels were so hostile to pets. As far as paying a pet “fee”, that’s not an issue for us. But reading a statement that says “Service pets are welcomed” but all the others are NOT is disappointing to say the least.

  6. Zooey says:

    I’m surprised you’re having such problems with motels allowing pets, Carol. When I had my Honey, I never had a problem! Of course, I’m on the left side of the country, so maybe there’s a difference in attitude toward pets.

  7. We booked our rooms through Priceline and we were looking for the best price for a clean room. It turns out that the ‘fancier’ places don’t allow pets.

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