Friday, December 22, 2006
Not So Final Word
Today was the “BIG DAY’ – the day we were supposed to get the final word on the sale of our property. We did get the word. However, it is not the final word. It seems they would like yet another extension on the contract to try to work out something for the financing. Without getting into all the boring details, the guy who did the feasibility study for them has scared them to death about potential costs. We’re not sure what is going on. I found out myself that some of the information he gave our buyer is simply not true. So… to make a long story short, our agent is going to do a bit of investigating and then request a meeting where we can all discuss any questions the buyer may have. It really is frustrating not being able to deal with people face to face. I know that’s what agents are for, but I really think some problems could be avoided if we could just talk to each other (buyer and seller). We are going to keep our property on the market during this extended two week period, and if we get another buyer these people will have 24 hours to match the offer or lose the deal.
Of course that means we can’t sign the lease on the apartment and will have to let that go. We will also have to wait on finalizing things for our new house. We had a meeting to pick out the colors, etc. yesterday. Everything is going to be so pretty – if all of this works out.
We are continuing to pray that the Lord will show us exactly what we should do. This is one of those times I wish I could get a little glimpse of where this particular path is leading. I think the Lord would have us walk by faith – with absolute trust that He knows where we’re going and all will be well.
When I checked my comments, I was just overwhelmed by the love and encouragement you have expressed. I wish I had the words to tell you how much you all mean to me – how knowing you are praying for us blesses me. I feel so honored. I cannot thank you enough. I’ve said it so many times, but that doesn’t make it less sincere or true – meeting all of you has been one of the best things that has happened to me in a long, long time. I just had no idea where it would lead the first time I wrote a post and sent it out into cyberspace. The blessings that have flowed back have been amazing.
Thank you all so very much. I am blessed.
And…it is almost Christmas!! I am looking forward to it. We get to sing in choir this weekend. On Sunday our daughter is going to meet us in the afternoon, and then we’ll go to my Mom and Dad’s for dinner. After dinner we all head out to our son’s little church for their Christmas program. Our little granddaughters have a part in the program. I love those programs. What could be better than watching those little ones?
Christmas Day my husband’s brother and his wife and their son and daughter-in-law arrive from North Carolina to spend a week here. We are all going to celebrate Christmas at my son and daughter-in-laws’ house. There will be quite a crowd for the traditional lasagna dinner.
I don’t know how much time I will have to get on the computer – not much I imagine. I will get caught up after the first of the year. In the meantime – have a blessed, joyful, wonderful Christmas dear friends. I feel a bit ashamed of myself for not realizing that I could have exchanged addresses and sent cards and gifts. I still have much to learn about blogging it seems. Please know I love you all and send you prayers for God’s richest blessings for now and the new year.