Nope . . don’t want to sell the tracts we wanted to buy. I don’t blame them at all but we don’t want to buy the tracts they want to sell so . . once again, we move on. On one hand, I’m disappointed because I really liked the land, the location, the old home place but, on the other hand, 72 acres was pushing the budget for us. We still would have to put in the well, septic system, a road, fences, barns, a studio, a shop for Vince and build a house. Vince kept assuring me it was ok, we weren’t spending too much but the economy still scares the heck out of me and I’d rather be spending less vs. more so, for that reason, I’m not terribly disappointed that they won’t sell us the land.
Maybe it’s because we’ve had so many deals that we thought would work and didn’t, maybe I just have a hard time getting excited about anything til we know for sure it’s going to work but deep inside, I believe there’s something out there for us and all these let downs and failures are happenning just so when the right place does come along, and it works, we’re going to love it and appreciate it even more.
Now, we know which direction we want to go, how far out we will go and we’ll be happy to get a house with land or, if we have no other choice, we’ll buy just the land and build. No matter what . . something will work out and if it doesn’t, there’s a reason for it and we’re fine with that too.
Thank you all for your support and your prayers and your words of encouragement. You’ve all been so great to lift my spirits – especially in the early days of this house hunt. I remember in early April, some were telling me that when it got time for school to be out, more houses would come on the market. That didn’t happen but it gave me hope and got me through a spot that was pretty rough. When any of us send encouragement to someone who is down or hurting or disappointed, we’re just one person but collectively, we never know how our one call or one email or one blog comment, added to those of others, will work to lift the spirit.
You know I’ll keep you all posted on the hunt for a home.