Thanks for all the congratulatory wishes on our 34th anniversary. We are mightily blessed to have each other, and still like (and love!) each other after all this time. God is good!
We enjoyed our weekend away, in the Journey. We headed to Winchester, VA - which is only about 15 miles from West Virginia. It is far enough from home to feel like we are 'away' - yet close enough if I have to respond to work. (ugh) Our anniversary dinner was celebrated in Old Town Winchester - a quaint little town. Paul reveled in the history of the place, me? I just loved being with him, and walking the brick streets that were shut off to traffic. We found a REAL Italian restaurant - Paul's fav - to enjoy dinner. We even had enough for lunch the next day. Gotta love 2-for-1 meals! :-) We stopped by a little bakery/booth/kiosk on the street, and purchased some homemade mini pies, a whoopee pie, and some fudge. Unfortunately they sound better than they tasted. :-( Most of it ended up in the trash.
Today we had another showing of our house - first one all week. And right on the tails of another recommendation from the realtor to drop the price again! You can imagine our disappointment (we sure can sympathise with Bill and Nancy!), frustration, anger, disbelief... well, you get the picture.
So, for several days we have been coming up with alternate plans, beside just Plan B. Which, by the way, is dimming in interest. My job is becoming increasingly stressful (you know how it goes - finances up, and things settle down; finances down, and things start heating up again) - frankly, it is getting o.l.d. - and that's not referring to my age! LOL At some point, the decision has to be focused on quality of life, and forget about planning down to the penny. You know the saying: Man plans, God laughs. Well, that may not be biblical, but pretty darn close. He obviously has different plans than we do. How often do we find ourselves in that spot in life? OK, perhaps we are slow learners....
So, we have talked, and talked and talked about alternatives to Plan A and Plan B. Do we rent? That would change things on the road for us. Do we drop the price? That, too, would change our on-the-road plan. Do we hold tight? That means continuing in the ever stressful job - and you know what stress can do to a person.
Today's call was timely, in that we had been discouraged that no one called to show the house all week long. We had heard that the market picks up in September... so, we are hoping and praying that today's showing will result in at least an offer. The first offer, mind you! *sigh*
Patience was never my strong suit. We have much to be thankful for - our beautiful family, each other, our health and many other blessings too numerous to mention. So, we - for now- will wait for something to break or an indication of which direction to head.
Knowing we have blog supporters pulling for us sure help us during this limbo time. Knowing God is in control keeps us going. And Paul's humor keeps me sane.
Thanks for stopping by - and welcome to our newest followers! (I would recognize you by name, but my laptop isn't showing that information- and hasn't for sometime) I occasionally will see the total number, so I see it is growing!