More on Loan, Post notices us

Banker Guy 3 assures me the bank will let us know by next Tuesday at the earliest. We can then arrange a closing date to take off work so we can sign the paperwork.

An email from the Washington Post reporter:

Jean, I do find this situation very interesting and I appreciate the e-mails. I’m sorry I haven’t gotten back to you sooner. I cover county government infrequently but may stay on top of this issue. Just to cover the bases I forwarded your first e-mail to News Woman 1 who is our Fairfax County gov reporter. She also sits about three feet from me. I discussed it with her. I’m going to forward this e-mail as well. We’ll see where it goes.

News Guy 1

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Loan foibles, Using Logic with the County Doesn’t Work

Banker Guy 1 no longer works at Bank 2, but apparently they are still working on it. The bank had to go to committee, last Thursday and “Chip” let me know he just spoke with the representative working on it and he said it should be a done deal by tomorrow!

County Official 5 FINALLY sent a response letter (dated 16 May!!) to our Civil Engineers at their old address (noting our absence on the CC list infuriates me) basically stating that they couldn’t find a loin cloth big enough to cover their rear and that they couldn’t recommend our property for approval of the grading plan. Complete B.S. that this is going on. I am sick and tired of the county’s beaurocratic antics.

Jean has just called Benevolent Friend, who is quite understandably, exhasperated like we are. She already has to meet with County Supervisor on another issue and is going to try to line up some time for Jean, Benevolent Friend and myself to meet with her directly before that. We’re to get all our ducks lined up to have everything accessible before that.

It’s in the Mail

So Supervisor’s Aid says the county sent the letter to our civil engineers (“your representative”) even though we were the ones leading the meeting (remember, back in April?!!). A quick call to Civil Engineering Firm 3 confirmed no letter had been received from the County, but that these can take as much as ten days in transit. Alan called the county and asked a copy to be faxed as soon as possible. He left a message with County Official 5 and has not yet received a call. If we were on Mars, we would get faster communication than this.

A recent article (this is a PDF file) in the Washington Post whose subjects are in a similar situation as ours.