Day 102 - Adjusting Priorities
Thursday, March 12, 2015
First off - thanks to everyone who commented on my post from yesterday with my latest photos. I am really pleased with my results, and the pictures tell the whole story. Now if I can just figure out how to take the photos without squinting and frowning! I just need to wear my reading glasses!!!! LOL
We left for the lake just after lunch today. Steve got off work early so that we could get up here before dark. It was great to be up here and enjoy the tranquility and escape from the stress of home selling. We continue to have some hiccups in the sale of our house in Sacramento. We took advantage of some special state-sponsored financing to do some improvements on the house - new air conditioning, water heater, insulation, and ductwork. I wrote about it back when we first had the work done. Well, it turns out that this financing - which attaches to the property taxes on the home - isn't all that appealing to potential buyers. We have had a number of showings on the house, but when the buyers find out about this program and that they will have to pay for it over a 20-year period, they don't even bother making an offer. Or they make an offer and ask us to pay off the financing before closing.
This is not how the program was presented to us, and it has been a challenge to get beyond our initial expectations and look at the alternatives. I had a rather angry phone call with the guy who sold us on the program originally (who also happens to be the husband of our real estate agent - AWKWARD!) yesterday, and the whole situation has caused quite a bit of tension in our household. I just have to hope that everything will work out the way it's supposed to, and I need to stay positive. That's the only way I can get through this.
There is some exciting stuff happening in the next couple days, and so I am focused on the future. Thank you to all my great SparkFriends for keeping my eyes on the prize!
Don't let the curveballs of life catch you off-guard! Anticipate the worst, and hopefully you'll be pleasantly surprised that reality isn't all that bad!!!
Spark on, friends!