Friday, October 3, 2008

The Heat is On

And I don't just mean the furnace. Although, that had to be turned on yesterday. It has been so rainy here that this day of sunny weather is a bandaid for me.

It looks as if the builder in TX will take a contingent offer. Now, I have to list (and sell) my house as quickly as possible. It is very hard for me (an optimist turned pessimist over this last year) to think that this will actually happen but that is what I am doing. I am hoping that all will actually work out for this family this year.

Last night at Sandcastles (a family grief support group), James and I made a garden stone. I had been given two garden stones but it was nice to work on something with James... I think it turned out very nice (James planned it and I mixed the cement). James liked it so much that he wants to make a stone for each of us. As I thought about it, I think this is a very good idea... Instead of stones that focus on the loss, stones that focus on our family. That is what I have been trying to stress to the children. It is not our family that we have lost. Although, on my very bad days I have trouble believing that myself.

I am off to call my aunt/agent and hope that I can get this rolling. When I am finally motivated, I will post a picture of that stone.


Courtney said...

I'm so glad that the ball is rolling for you. Can't wait to see pics of that stone, I'm sure it's gorgeous because of who planned it!

Rach said...

:fingers crossed:!!

How fun to make a garden stone. I think James may be on to something. :o)

Jeanette said...

Good luck with your house selling. Looking forward to seeing pics of that stone.

Jess T said...

Keepin' my fingers crossed for you. :)

J at said...

Ugh. Selling a house SUCKS. Well, I tried last year, and failed, so I don't know. I'm glad you got a contingent offer, though, because it seems like this would be a really crappy time to be saddled with two mortgages (not that there's ever a GOOD time for that).

I've been considering joining a grief support group. I haven't gotten around to it yet, but I'm not sure why. Sigh.

BetteJo said...

I hear so much that is positive from you lately. It's lovely. :)