From the very beginning, there were a few things that remained constant. One, expect the worst. Two.. David C. Symons wanted the cottage. Three... in Mr. Meyer's "rules" for sale.. purchaser could not assign their rights of purchase. Ok. David C. Symons had taken Carol off the deed sometime before all of this started. David C. Symons was the only person to submit a bid. In every piece of paperwork, David C. Symons was the person buying the cottage. In all the various motions to convey sale, it was to David C. Symons.
So, to our surprise, (again, expected response).. Mr. Meyer's letter dated Dec. 1 now has the cottage being purchased by David C. Symons as well as the Reinhart Radke Trust. What? I mean, we know the name... it was Carol's father. The letter from Mr. Meyer went on to explain what costs, special assessments, real estate transfer taxes etc. were to be paid by seller (us). Deed recording to be paid by buyer...etc.
He also went on to state: "It has been my experience that cottage properties are normally sold with most of the furnishings. However, before I complete my report to the Court with respect to the sale closing, I would like to hear from each of you with respect to your proposal for the furnishings and personal property.
Finally, Mr. Sturtz has requested that his client not be required to purchase his own interest, and additionally that the two-thirds interest which is held by the other tenants in common be acquired by a trust designated as follows:..."
(some notes from Betsy regarding the trust and transfer tax are scribbled on the page.)...
and then, "Provided that Mr. Symons is willing to execute an assignment of his right to acquire the property under the Court's previous Order, I see no problem with this request. However, if the other parties have a concern with this proposal, I would be interested in your comments." blah, blah, blah...Very Truly Yours, David B. Meyer.
What???????? What happened to the "not assigning rights" part of the "rules" did we miss? What the hell was the Radke Trust doing getting into this mess in the first place????
It was just after the elections. Remember the market??? It hit bottom. Really bad. So, after scratching our heads for a bit, we could only surmise that David needed to find a buyer. Hmmmmm. And, hello? What about the multiple requests for lists of personal property etc. and inventories that had been requested??? Yeah. WHAT ABOUT THAT?? There is a lot of stuff up there. About 4 generations of stuff plus all the stuff that came over from the cabin. Yeah.. what about that???? David could go to hell before we would walk away from all of our STUFF. Stay tuned, have a safe and happy 4th of July everyone.