The July 31 deadline for "third party" bids came and went. There were no third party bids. There was however interest from some third parties. This interest however never resulted in a bid but did stir up much confusion.
On Aug. 6, the plaintiff motioned for sale. On August 24, 2007 the court ruled in favor of the sale to David Symons. (nice birthday for mother). On September 6, we filed a motion for reconsideration. The motion for reconsideration basically asks the court to "reconsider" their ruling. Did we think that the judge and his buddy Mr. Meyer were likely to say "hey..we screwed up. Let's do this right???" Not so much but, it put a hold on the sale for the moment.
Somewhere in all of this, the court decided that an additional 30 days be granted to entertain third party bids. Of course there was no discussion or effort made to let anyone know this. We however, started planning. It was never our intention to pull a "David". The cottage was a "family" cottage. We were not going to go to the mat and do what he had done. We thought we were taking the high road. It seemed to go nowhere good, but it was the choice we had made. This 30 days gave us pause to reconsider.
Meanwhile, a "third" party was evolving and ongoing discussions with Mr. Meyer proved very very interesting. The "third" party included us. We learned quite a bit during this time and were scrambling to put together a plan. It was a very interesting and revealing opportunity. Stay tuned....