We hired a real estate agent and it’s official. Our house is getting listed on MLS tomorrow. I spent my evening (between contractions) cleaning and dusting the front room. The kitchen is usually clean every day. Tomorrow the kids and I will work on the family room and everyone will clean their own bedrooms. The bedrooms usually stay pretty clean. It’s the common areas that get hard to manage. We’re doing a short sell which means that the house will sell for less than what is owed on it. The bank will write off the remaining amount and we will receive a 1099 that will claim that remaining amount as income to us. But since we have such a tremendous business loss for this year, it won’t really hurt us much.
I don’t know how much all of you know, but because of the change in the housing market and lack of change in our business’ spending (and a little help from a not-so helpful bookkeeper), we are losing our business. Dixon is going to a bankruptcy attorney tomorrow and will hopefully get the ball rolling. We will lose our house, all of our cars and our business. Hopefully we will be able to find a home to rent close by. With all of the changes going on, we want to stay in the same ward. The kids are being really good about everything, but you can tell that it really worries them. Port came in our room crying the other night and didn’t really know why he was crying. We figure that if we can at least stay in the same area and in the same ward, that will help the kids. Dix will probably get a job with a guy in our ward and continue selling cabinets through our granite guy’s office on the side. We’re hoping he can start working on Monday since we haven’t had any income in quite a while. Meanwhile, the days are ticking and the birth of this baby is getting closer and closer. Hopefully we don’t end up having to move the same day that the baby decides to come! In any case, we have an amazing support group of friends. It will be no problem getting people to help us out with kids, cleaning, moving, etc. We have even had two people offer us their homes to rent (if they don’t sell them before we need a place to live). Unfortunately, neither of them have pools. But that’s life. So that’s our story. It sounds bad, but we know that things are going to be just fine in the end. It’s just that the next couple of months might be a little stressful. We appreciate everyone’s prayers and uplifting phone calls!
PS. Dale, Hayden really enjoyed talking to you tonight!