Sunday, July 12, 2009

Waiting to exhale

So... we have BIG NEWS! Yes, we do. No, nobodies popping out a kid. Gosh why does my mind always go there? Damn clock, tick, tick.

We have an offer on the house! Yes, a decent one that we have accepted. Now we are holding our breath that the home inspection on Thursday 7/16 goes off without a hitch. Say a prayer for us. I can't imagine there being anything that the inspector would find but our luck hasn't been the best as of late. Hopefully that is about to change.

You maybe wondering just how bad is the housing market in the middle of nowhere KS. Let me explain. My oh so wonderful and unique all stone home is selling for what I paid for it in 2002! Ok, that stings... what is worse is I am OVER THE MOON thrilled about this offer.

Why?

Because it will finally be over and we can get on to life. Get back to remodeling the ranch and hopefully figuring out how to slow the heck down. We've been holding on and maintaining a very insane schedule just to keep the flood gates from busting through.

I was telling a friend yesterday that if someone had asked me when I bought the ranch how long I could swing two house payments I would have said three months tops. We pulled this off for nine!

How?

I have no idea but I do know that I have stress eaten through 90% of it and slept a great deal to avoid it on other days. If I am not clinically depressed then I maybe clinically insane. Hard to really gage that one.

Thankful we see a light at the end of the tunnel and it is getting closer. Hopefully, we will close the end of the month. So now we just have to wait, pack up what is left in the house, and pray nothing changes between now and the 31st. Busy times again but these are great issues to have!

Then I can get back to living my life. Hopefully that will include more rescue work, but more of the administrative crap that has been on pause like 501c3 paperwork, files, kennel building, etc. Yep, I've got big plans but that will take time too.

I am also considering leaving the zoo for real. It's a great job and I love it but I am oh so very tired of working seven days a week. I don't know if I'll actually do it but I am really considering it. Plus it is rather depressing work when every animal I treat ends up dying because well there just old, yea geriatric zoo. I think I would enjoy ER medicine just so I could save a life, you know...practice medicine! Eh, it has been on my mind and well change is needed;)

More to come...