I’m finally working on a new painting. I’ll share it on Wednesday. My daily blog has fallen behind since our sudden, unexpected move. I’m still trying to wrap my mind around it. But I’m finding my way back to normalcy and I’ll resume regular blogging again soon. Meanwhile, here’s another father/son painting (at least I think so, maybe the penguin is actually a mom?).
I hope all of you are doing well. I miss chatting with you every day, as I move toward my lifetime goal of 1,000 finished oil paintings. I’ve fallen a bit behind schedule so I’ll be back with renewed passion to crank out the paintings. Let the paints fly!
Again, I’d like to wish you all a Happy Father’s Day. My dad died when I was a child, but I think of him and wonder what he would have been like at this age. He’d have loved being a grandpa. If you are a Grandpa, or even a Great Grandpa, then my Father’s Day wish goes double or triple for you. 🙂
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.