Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Answered Prayers

In a few hours February 2007 will be history. Today was an eventful day here in the Watson household. I took a vacation day from work, but I worked much harder than I would have worked had I gone in. But I got a lot of important things accomplished. I finished dotting all the i's and crossing all the T's on our taxes and took the documents to our accountant. I did a much better job of record keeping this year but getting all the stuff together is still a pain, but that is now behind us.
We also closed on the sale of Ruby's house. It was an emotional day for my wife Jilda, but there was a sense of closure....except for all the stuff that had to be moved out of the
We got together with her brother and sister and we worked until everything was out. We stood in silence there in the living room for a long time each of us lost in our thoughts. I don't care how you slice it, turning loose of the old homeplace is hard. Obviously everyone agreed that it had to be done, but agreeing still doesn't mean it's easy to do. Standing there in that empty living room devoid of pictures, what-nots, laughter and hyper grand kids was a bit unsettling.
The good thing is, a young preacher and his lovely wife bought the property. The preacher came to us early in the year and told us that he and his wife loved the house and wanted it. We gave him the price and he did not hesitate. He told Jilda that during the time we were waiting for all the paperwork to go through, that he and his wife would go sit in the swing in the front yard and pray that everything worked out. We got several calls this month from other buyers, one of which offered us $10,000 more than we were asking. "You haven't signed anything yet have you?" the caller asked. Well no, Jilda explained , "but we gave our word." Anyone who knows my wife knows that her word is better than any contract. Anyhow, today their prayers were answers, and ours were too.

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