Guess what? Cher did work some magic and the deal is back on. (See my last post if you have no idea what I'm talking about.)
We'll lower our asking price by $1,500, keep (well, sell the tractor we were going to throw into the deal) and our buyers will come up with an additional $4,000 for a downpayment which will make its way to us. It's a fair compromise. As I've been saying all along, they really, really want this house. Frankly, they're welcome to it.
Now, if the above paragraph still makes little sense to you, please don't ask me to further explain because I only partially understand the concept of the legal details. All I know is that we're proceeding, we'll meet Cher at our usual spot (our milkman's restaurant at the back of his farm which is a good halfway point for us and Cher) and we'll hope no other glitches sneak in.
Just thought I'd let you know.... Thanks so much for your prayers! I think Tom and I passed this test--no one threw a temper tantrum, nobody begged God over and over for his/her own will to be done nor made silly, frantic promises. We stayed peaceful and viewed it all as a win-win situation.
Maybe we're finally catching-on after all. Growing-up. Maybe.