One Big Adventure
An opportunity to log in some of the thoughts and activities of our homeschooling family of eight. We love books and good food and aspire to a Christ-centered, multi-generational, agrarian life.

Friday, February 2, 2007

On your mark

Once upon a time, a very long time ago, when I was in high school, I did a brief stint on the girls swimming team. Emphasis on brief. I learned how slow I really was and decided to spare myself the humiliation of getting cut from the team (I'm not sure that actually would have happened, but just in case, you know). I did learn a few things, I even helped with stats at some of the meets.

Having our house for sale (2 years on Feb 16th) is kind of like getting ready for a race. We have been practicing (our sign is out and we are trying to keep the house a little cleaner than we otherwise might), and we've done some timed laps (house-showings). We've worked hard at bettering our time (we've lowered our price twice) and we finally got invited to a meet (we got an offer). We milled around at the meet, near the platforms waiting for the race to start. When we signed the contract with a contingency, we heard the judge call, "On your mark"... and now here we are, on the platform, waiting. Once the contingency is exercised (either by accepting another offer or by the current buyers receive an offer on their place), we will be in position. When the contingency is removed, either by the buyers accepting an offer on their house or getting approved or not for alternative financing, we will dive into the water and swim like crazy until closing.

In the meantime, we need to make sure we are preparing for the race--keeping loose and stretching a little by taking care of any appointments we can, preparing ads for items we know we want to sell, making lists of things we need to do.

We also need to stay focused--keeping First things first.

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