Well, this is one of those sad pitiful posts. I probably wouldn't read on if I were you but I need to get a little whining out of my system, and I would hate for this to be one of those perfect-all-the-time blogs. So the day after Christmas we had an offer on the house in California. Jubilation! Great celebration! Like all offers in this market it was super low but we were optimistic that it was a starting point, that these folks were trying to get the best deal they could and who could blame them for that? We countered yesterday about half way, we can only go so low before we have to pay them to take it after all. Well word came back from our realtor that they are looking at other houses today, that they may be able to come up a couple of thousand but not more. Depths of despair! Just when I start to think we might get on the road to "real" life again, Poof! It's gone! This has caused me to abandon my plans to start my New Year's resolution early (start eating better, exercise etc.) and revert to my chocolate based diet.
Okay, end of pity party. I know I really am blessed, there are folks with such greater problems. And honestly it has really been fun these last few weeks especially to be at my mom and dad's house. Something in me just naturally wants to be at my mom's house during the holidays I think. But our time with my parents comes to an end the end of January. After that we look for a rental and I abhor the thought of unpacking all our worldly goods two more times. So come on 2009, bring us good news! And really how bad can things be with a view like that one above out the back widows tonight?!
**The relatively happy blog normally found here should be back shortly. Thank you for your patience!**