Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Grandma fell but she's okay

My 95 yo Grandma fell last Wednesday night. Thankfully she didn't break any bones but she did have a slight fracture to her spine. It was so slight that the doctors aren't doing anything for it. However, she did move to a nursing home on Monday. Grandma never wanted to go to a nursing home but she decided that she would since it would be a temporary rehabilitation. :-)
The nursing home is more of a group home where the residents can help with meals, etc., if they can. I think Grandma will do okay if she can help "take care of the old people" like she says. Grandma has been a great example of a Christian woman her whole life and she is still teaching us how to be faithful while growing older.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Please Go Away!

So here's the latest..... After hearing from 'The Buyers' on Monday, we gave them three options which included not buying our farm. They were supposed to respond by Tuesday evening which they did not. Wednesday morning my DH told our realtors to tell 'The Buyers' to "please go away" if they happened to call back because we were done dealing with them. That afternoon our realtor told us that they got to tell 'The Buyers' to go away when they called the realtors to try to make some more deals. 'The Buyers' were flabbergasted that we didn't want their business. I guess they didn't think stringing people along for weeks was frustrating or else, that we were so desperate to sell that they could do what they liked and we'd still sell to them. Surprise!

In summary, we trusted that God would bring the right buyer for our farm in the right time when we let go of 'The Buyers'. Now we have a showing on Thursday evening with new people. How cool is that! Maybe these are the right buyers? We're praying for them, whomever they are.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Guess what?! They're back!!

Well I now know for certain God has a sense of humor! After Friday night we thought we were done with our buyers. So this morning I went to our homeschool group and told everyone the deal fell through. When I got home I found out the buyers had come back to the bargaining table. Oh well, more fodder for the blog.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

More new pictures

Lessons in Patience & new pictures

Well, I guess God thinks we haven't learned our lessons in patience this summer because we are having more lessons. In case you're wondering what I am talking about..... the farm sale deal fell through over the weekend. We were disappointed and had to quickly cancel airplane reservations we'd made to go househunting. However, we feel relieved that we're no longer struggling to close that particular deal. We're regrouping this weekend and will let you know what's going on as soon as we figure it out!

On a positive note, we did get a chance to babysit two of our granddaughters for a couple of days and visit extended family at a birthday party. We hadn't seen some of my DH aunts and uncles for a few years so it was great to visit with them this weekend and renew family ties. The photo albums were flying fast and furiously!

Another positive thing was that we received new pictures of Abraham, Diamond and Kindness. The orphanage also sent orphan reports which told more about their character, personalities and physical details such as clothing sizes. We had a surprise when we found out that Abraham was actually 9 years going on 10 years old rather than the 7 years going on 8 years. It turns out their Liberian father didn't want the kids split up between two orphanages and told AOH that Abraham (or AB as he is known at the orphanage) was younger. Our youngest bio boy was a bit disappointed that he wasn't older than Abraham but he decided he could manage. Phew!

Here is a great picture of all three taken in the last couple of weeks.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Farm Sale update

Well, we have an accepted offer for our farm. Although, we're not going to celebrate until all the buyer's inspections are done and we find out the results. If the buyer isn't pleased, they can cancel the offer. We're a little concerned because the house is over 100 yrs old and the barn is also old. We've been restoring the farm but there is still much to be done. The buyer seems to want to continue to restore the farm but we aren't sure if the inspection is for their peace of mind or to negotiate the price, which we won't do ...... we will wait and trust in the Lord.

Our prayer request would be that the buyer is satisfied with the inspections and that the price stands as agreed. The inspection is next week.

This is our barn which authenticates our farm! I think it is beautiful!