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A Year of Living Positively-Day 257

I think the numbering of these blog entries is off because the webpage count is 257 entries already posted but I want to write the 257th now. Hm. I went back a few pages but did not see an error in the numbering of the blogs according to chronology. The problem must be further back, maybe in Volume Three.

It was the first day of fall semester classes. I just had to handle introductions and discuss the syllabuses for two classes. Mainly, I enjoyed welcoming back folks, students and colleagues. I had lunch with some women of the Turkish department.

The purchase of land has been formalized. Today I received the signed acceptance of my offer to buy a property and went to the bank so as to wire through the deposit. I have a month to wire through the rest of the payment.

The lawyer referred to me will look over the paper work to approve the transaction. Thankfully, the realtor wants to pay for part of the legal fee. I will probably still have to pay him about $400.

I am waiting to hear whether I must pay sales tax. I do not understand why the realtor does not know, but she says she is not certain whether it will be charged on this purchase. I hope not, because it is something like six percent.

Y dropped by after work this evening to have a drink. To celebrate the purchase, and the release of the third volume of this blog, I bought a small bottle of Scotch whiskey. (Yeah—why not spend more!) It was nice to do that. I have only told three of my women colleagues that I am buying land.

I saw B for the first time since June. She arrived a week ago, it turns out, but was not feeling well and then had to assist a new teacher in her department last week. That is why she did not contact me, she says. She told me that she bought a house in her homeland. Good for her!

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