Wednesday, November 25, 2009
My house isn't sold. This is the second time we have had our buyer fall through shortly before closing. And honestly, it sucks.
It would be one thing if we just didn't have any interest on our house, but instead we get showings galore, people who "love" the place and a couple of first-time homebuyer single guys that think they want to buy a 100+ year old house. Instead my hopes get up, I waste tons of time and energy and it is pretty much for nothing.
I'm complaining and yet I'm also not, because today is the day before Thanksgiving. I am SO thankful to have a house. A safe, (relatively)warm house for my family that, as much as I complain about it, is actually very nice. I'm thankful for my awesome family and friends and for the health of us all.
Recently, I posted about how I went to NYC for the Aiming Low event. Aiming Low's founder, Anissa Mayhew (one of the "bloggy rockstars" I mentioned) was just recently struck down with two debilitating strokes. I have been broken hearted that the amazing, vibrant woman whose funny words I love reading & I had the pleasure to meet in person just weeks ago is in the hospital just fighting to be able to open her eyes.
If that doesn't put things in perspective for a whiner like me, I don't know what will. I have been touched and amazed at the outpouring of support for Anissa & I would be totally remiss if I didn't point my readers in her way so that you can add your prayers to the thousands who are believing for a miracle.
Anissa's husband Peter is posting updates on her recovery at Anissa's old blog Hope 4 Peyton. (And why is it called Hope for Peyton? Because Anissa started that blog to chronicle their family's struggle with her daughter Peyton's recovery through childhood cancer) If you are so inclined, please consider donating to the family who clearly have a long road ahead of them. Here is a link to information about a PO box being set up and here is the link to a button if you would like to donate via Paypal (I can't get the button to work right here on my site). I'm sure that no amount is too small; imagine if everyone gave $5, how quickly that would add up!
And while you're at it, if you're on twitter why not follow Anissa's 'celebrity' crush Ralph Macchio & tell him that Anissa sent you ;o)