Well, we finally got our pre-approval, but the house hunting news is bleak. First of all, we couldn’t get the loan type we wanted, and there are many extra costs. Secondly, apparently the housing market is so insane that people are snatching up houses the very first day they are listed and having bidding wars. A friend of mine said it is like that in Texas, but I found out today that it’s like that here in Georgia as well. Also, since houses are selling above their appraised value, we may have to pay the difference between the value and the selling price. IF we are the winner of a bidding war.
So, it’s not the happy news I was expecting because immediately upon getting our approval we learned that it will cost us much, much more, that we qualify for less, and that it will be hard to get a house at all. But rentals are practically non-existent. It’s unfortunate timing to be forced out of this rental house during a housing crisis!
I’m going to have to dig deep into faith over fear. Today’s featured oil painting is these happy penguins because I need to focus on positive thinking, family, and love. Good things will happen, even if the journey might be difficult, disappointing, and exhausting. Meanwhile, I haven’t given up on my Easter show. The taping is nearly done- I think tomorrow may be the last segment! It’s a very special show and I hope that you will share it with all of your connections.
Well, there’s not much to say tonight, as I feel deflated, defeated and afraid. Tomorrow is a fresh day. Good night, dear friends. May you feel peace and strength. God bless you.
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- “Jesus in the Garden”
- Happy Easter
- The Old Rugged Cross
- EASTER SHOW 2023! New painting of Jesus
- Easter Painting Show
- Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
- New Painting – “Piano Portrait”
- New Painting – “Celtic Harp”
- New Painting – “Ballet Shoes”
- New Painting – “Tap Shoes”
- New Painting – “Mountain Dulcimer”
- 2023 Painting Collection Revealed
- New Painting – “Chickadees in Holly”
- CHRISTMAS PAINTING SHOW 2022! Enjoy!
- New Show!
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- New Painting – “Alabama Landscape”
- New Painting Finished!
- Back to Work! Session 3
- Today’s Painting
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- New Painting – “Lion in Storm”
- New month, new direction!
- New Painting – “Coffee Outside”
- New Painting – “Frog in Garden”