This past Canada Day long weekend was spent on Quadra Island. We had originally reserved tickets on the Horseshoe Bay ferry; however, the ferry crashed, and we were forced to spend 6 hours at Tsawwassen and as a result we missed the last ferry to Quadra. It actually worked out pretty well, I got to visit with my parents and grandma. Quadra was great as always. I managed to get much more drunk than normal, and am now suffering because of it.
When I got back to Vancouver our real estate agent presented our offer on a condo at Nanaimo and Broadway. It's a very quiet "fully loaded" (insuite laundry, balcony, hardwood floors, 1000 sqft, etc) two bedroom, two bathroom in a very central location with. It turns out the strata apparently had some sort of fraud occur in the last two years and a bunch of money is missing. They wanted us to close by July 31, which is way too soon, and really unusual. To make matters worse the selling couple didn't like that we had "subject to inspection" on our offer, which made us really nervous and so we withdrew our offer. I'm not going to spend that kind of money without getting the place inspected. We're getting a bit frustrated, but it's all for the best I'm sure.