Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Public Service Announcement....

IT is only 7 days until THANKSGIVING and only 38 DAYS until Chrismtas!!!!

Sorry for no blog posts this week. It has been busy and stress filled, and there have been things each day this week that have kept me away from home and blogging (and I have the laundry that needs folding/ironing to prove it!) Today will find me rangling dust bunnies and trying to make some headway in the disaster that is my house!!!

It has also been a really stressful week in dealing with our old house - we moved out of it about 18 months ago due to DH's job change.  We have been trying to negotiate a short sale of it due to the market value having dropped so low and that hasn't been very sucessful. The mortgage is underwater, by a lot, and there is no way we can sell it, nor can we afford to keep it.  The process is frustrating and the bank has already been so slow to act that we have lost one buyer (with a super offer) already.  We received another offer this week - much lower - and just don't know how it is all going to pan out.  I do ask for  and covet your prayers in this situation as it is wearing us thin and I feel the weight of this all day, every day. After 18 months of dealing with this, I have just about had it. (Yes, you guessed it...this is all part of my need for transparency!) This is a situation we never, in a million years, dreamed we would be facing and it is completely overwhelming at times.  But I am steadfast in my knowledge that God is in control and all of this is part of His plan.  Thank you, dear blog friends for your prayers in advance. 

I am clinging to:
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD,
 “plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
 plans to give you hope and a future."
~ Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)


  1. the housing market sounds like a nightmare.

    cannot wait for thanksgiving!

  2. Completely understand. Tis the season! I have a friend who does her shopping on Christmas Eve. She looks forward to the crowds AND the traffic. I only shake my head, too much for me!

  3. Michelle, as you know, I live in Las Vegas which has the distinction of being the most underwater city in America (ironic considering we're in the desert LOL!). I completely understand the frustration and stress you feel in dealing with this. It is difficult when we find ourselves in situations we couldn't have imagined. But I think there can also be good and growth that comes from them; we begin to see the perspective of others who have had similar situations and our empathy grows. I hope that a sale will go through soon and you can begin to put all this behind you. Hang in there!!

  4. I am soooo full of empathy for your housing situation! We began renting 3 years ago when the economy tanked & we lost - get your barf bucket ready - $140,000 on a $360,000 home. We lost everything when we had to move for JB's job. And since we move so often & companies won't buy your home anymore with a job transfer, we're renting for the foreseeable future. BOTH of my parents are real estate agents in Charlotte, so I know a lot about the short sale biz, too. I am completely here to commiserate!!!! It *IS* overwhelming and totally NOT anything we planned for. GIANT hugs and sincere prayers for God's will to be done and for Him to carry you through!

  5. Michelle, I am so sorry for this difficult situation you are in. The only consolation, if you can call it that, is that you are SO not alone. We are so grateful that we were able to sell & buy again, & feel that we were truly blessed by God in this situation. My prayers are most certainly with you.
    xoxo, CAS


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