Well, that's the good news. The bad news is that yesterday afternoon and evening Tom and I became two stressed-out maniacs. Oh my goodness--you would have been sorry you'd ever, ever met us. Not only was it because of all this extreme house-hunting, but when I went to gather McCartney The Cat into my arms for comfort from the insanity, I felt what is obviously some kind of tumor/huge cyst/something very bad around her abdomen.
We so did not need this right now. McCartney doesn't need this, ever.
She'd been losing weight, but eating and acting fine, all things considered, after the death of her dearest friend, Lennon, in February. Since that time she's been clingy, a real baby, even though she's 14.
Sigh. We all have difficult seasons in our lives and I do thank each of you for helping me though mine which is at month number 4 (or number 10 if you wish to add Naomi's moving back home and Tom's job loss. But those 2 things, actually, have s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d us into some good, growing places, so I can't really complain about them, even though they were, at times, hard to bear). Your encouragement means more than you know.
Hopefully tomorrow I'll have pictures of the two houses we're considering. Or maybe even tonight if you wish to come back later. :)
Oh, and we're fine about losing that double I mentioned last post. Tom drove through that neighborhood yesterday and said it was Scary. What upset me most was that we didn't even get a chance to discover that for ourselves, first. Instead, it was yet one more house purchased without our getting a fair shake at it.
But again, it doesn't even matter, since the neighborhood was the kind where you'd never sit in your backyard lest some unsavory person, uh, 'bother' you. heh.
So, alas! God knows what He's doing.
Okay... Cher just now told us our favorite house is still for sale! (You should have heard us squeal after I hung up):
And see on the left that 'garden doorway' off of the garage? Oh, that was so charming! (You really need to see this place in-person. The photos do nothing for it, actually.) Oh, and it's less than $60,000 lest you think otherwise. :)
And here's our second choice--not as picturesque, but the photos from the inside have intrigued me (rather like a 'Blondie House' which I've wanted for years):
(I believe they called it a Dutch Colonial.) And as with the previous one, it's much better looking in real life. A tiny, tiny yard though, which doesn't bother me at all, but which could be a hindrance for future buyers. This one costs even less than the other and is in a so-cool area.
Anyway............ we have appointments to view both houses tomorrow and we are excited! Wish us luck (or blessings as I prefer to say). Thanks!