Its cliche’ but when it rains it pours! This last week was a very difficult one for me and my family. And it seems we have some tough road
ahead of us still. A friend I met in a long line (I’ll explain in another post – so check back) once told me a story about life that I think might fit here – I’ll give you a short version:
A man once had a horse that escaped and ran away. His neighbors said to him, “We are sorry about your bad luck” – to which he replied, “Good Luck, Bad Luck, whose to say?”
A week later, his horse returned and brought with it several wild horses as well. His neighbors said to him, “Congratulations on your good fortune!” – to which he replied, “Good Luck, Bad Luck, whose to say?”
Later that month his teenage son was breaking in one of the wild horses and was thrown to the ground and broke his leg. His neighbors said to him, “We are sorry about your son’s misfortune” – to which he replied, “Good Luck, Bad Luck, whose to say?”
A week later all the towns sons were drafted for war, many of them died in battle, but the man’s son was unable to go because of his broken leg. The moral of the story is (with my Christain spin) No weapon formed against you shall prosper and that which the enemy meant for your harm will turn into blessing…
If that idea holds true, I’m in for a lot of blessing! So what happened? Well, the week started with my mortgage company sending me a form letter telling me that they cannot talk to my realitor about a pending shortsell contract because the authorization letter I sent them (containing all of the correct information) wasn’t on their letterhead! That contract could fall through because of the delays.
Then I get the letter from the IRS – yes, I’m being audited! Actually, they already did an audit and are telling me that I owe them thousands of dollars! I disagree so I have to pull up documents from two years ago to show my net worth before and after I moved to Arizonia. That should be fun.
Now the real problem – My landlord had his realitor call me to say my lease was up (I thought we had another month). She asks if we were planning to renew the lease, which we were. Then she tells me that’s not an option, because my landlord is selling the house. I only have two options, go month to month while its on the market, allowing strangers to walk through my home any given day; Or get out in 30 days.
Remember the paragraph above regarding a ‘short sell’? Yeah, we lost our tenant several months ago in Ohio and we haven’t made a mortgage payment since – so my credit score is in the basement, and now I’m going to have to explain that to total strangers for the next month or two while we apply for a place to live.
Well, since its raining, I might was well start singing (I’m not implying that I have any ability to sing well, just that I am able to sing albeit poorly). I’m not one to believe in luck, as I see it, ‘the steps of a righteous man are ordered of the LORD’ so forgive the quote when I say, “Good Luck, Bad Luck, whose to say?”
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