Tuesday, January 19, 2010

It Can Always be Worse...

I have to keep reminding myself this.  Ken and I are in the process of selling our house and purchasing a different house.  The process has been so smooth, seemless actually.  It has been going so smooth that Ken and I were both waiting on the sky to fall.  Well it fell.  It fell Thursday last week. 

We were at the new house with the inspector and we received a call from the buyer's agent on our house that there is an issue with the contract on the buyer's house.  Great.  We just made a $450 donation to the inspector if we cannot work this out.  My figures are crossed, but I am sure that everything is not going to work.  We are waiting on the man we are buying our house from to tell us to take a hike.  Luckily, this house is vacant and owned by an investor and is not looking at other properties.  This could be an even bigger mess if he were not an investor. 

I am going to count my blessings because I know things can always be worse.  We are both happy, healthy, employed, have two vehicles, and a beautiful roof over our heads.  We are lucky people. 

It is just so frustrating when you want something to work out so badly and you have no control over it.  I am kind of a control freak so this is really hard for me.  When we got the news on Thursday, I did not run that evening.  I was too upset.  I came home and Ken had a bottle of wine waiting for me.  What a sweet husband.  He also took me to dinner on Friday to cheer me up. 

I did run on Saturday and Sunday.  These were my first runs outside since December 22nd!  Wow, it had been way too long.  It was very foggy here, so I stuck to our neighborhood.  Kya joined me on my run on Sunday.  We ran 10.25.  I wish we could have run further, but the fog started to set in and it was getting a little to dangerous.  We had a great run together and she ended up having to take a bath afterwards.  She was so dirty!  She had a lot of fun.  She loves running so much.  :)

It was a short running week for me, 29 miles.  I also rode my spin bike for 35 minutes. I am hoping this week will be better!


KJ said...

Love your attitude girl! You're so right- it can always be worse- and you have so many blessings to be thankful for in the midst of this bump in the road! :) What a sweet hubby to have some vino waiting for you and a fun dinner out! And way to go on your first runs outside in a while! :)

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

We sold our house last fall. Talk about stressful!

Hope this week things go more smoothly for you!

ajh said...

Best of luck .......I hope it works out for you.

Kristina said...

Everything happens for a reason, whether we wawnt it too or not. Embrace this chaos and out of it, you will emerge with happiness. Praying it all works out though of course in your favor and you get what you want!