Well, we’ve got news on the housing front here in scenic downtown Pal.
First, with the passing of my Gigee, her house here in town goes to my Uncle Larry, aka Gonzo. Given the fact that he’s an ex Navy Seal, Vietnam vet, and current Baptist minister running a homeless mission, I have no qualms about letting him deal with any issues that come up. Frankly, if the contract buyers cause trouble and have him to deal with, may God have mercy on their souls. So I don’t feel like I have to monitor that situation like I did before.
Second, the homemade posters and Craigs List ad may have paid off. We had three solid interested parties, and last night Chris showed the blue house to two of them. One is seriously interested, and the other made an offer. His offer isn’t quite what the payoff of the loan is, but it’s close enough we could probably cover it with a small (very small) home equity loan on our house. So I’m going back to the other interested party and telling him if he’ll offer what we owe the bank, it’s his, otherwise we’re selling it to the other guy.
If this works out, we will be down to just one house to be responsible for. As awesome a blessing as that is, it’s not without some mixed feelings. There are some specific things that I’ve been in prayer about for the last few months, and this turn of events makes some things possible that I didn’t think would be possible for a much longer time. So if you get a few moments and feel like adding me to your prayer list, I could use a little clarity and discernment. 🙂 Much obliged.
Oh, and lest I count my chickens before they’re hatched, please pray that at least one of these leads turns into a bona fide sale.