In my last post, I wrote about how this ding bat lady wanted us to help her by reducing the price of our property so it was more comfortable for them to meet their payments. Well, against all odds, after that discussion with her, we raised our price again and got yet another bite on our property.
I emailed the first gal back and told her about the new interest and believe it or not, they have agreed to our asking price. I guess her comfort level could be expanded after all without my help!
We've never played hardball before and never intended too, but we too see this property sale as a chance to help fund our trip to Haiti to search for Richnigthder's family. We also intend on helping our friends, the Watkins family who are moving to Haiti to run the orphanage for the children who are not legally free for adoption, but who are still abandoned and in need of Watkins love! You can follow their adventure here http://www.mountainstomountains.blogspot.com/
Anyhow, I feel badly for the other people who were ready to plop down money on our property, but this gal is ready to go, pre-approved and wants to do the earnest money tomorrow. We've never been lucky in selling property. Heck when the government moved us here in 2003 we barely broke even on our house in Oregon. Then the last house we sold, we actually had to bring a check to closing to pay the difference. Seriously, who ever has to bring money to the closing when you are the SELLER?!
My hope is that this nest egg will do some good for our kids and the kids who have no one in this world. What the Watkins family is doing is following Christ's example of love to the letter. They are in the place in their life when they are able to go and do what very few others can even contemplate.
Sometimes, ding bats aren't as dingy as they appear, and by us digging our heels in, we may be able to have some fun and continue to help the country where are hearts are always tugged, Haiti!