Thursday, September 11, 2014


So yesterday happened.

I'm not sure how much I have talked about my new condo on the blog, but since I have talked about little else "in the real world", I feel sure I have mentioned it. Anyway, I have been a Pinterest fool, thinking about paint colors and accent walls, floating shelves and area rugs. It has been a blast planning the decor. BFF's new condo was to be just across the neighborhood...things couldn't have gone better.

Yesterday, we got the news that there has been a bizarre snafu with the HOA and the lenders backed out. No one I have talked to have ever seen anything like it. I was devastated. Two days from closing. My mom flies in on Tuesday for a week. We were scheduled to move the following Friday. Plans were made, everything was set. Then *poof*.

I was numb most of the evening. I wanted to cry, yell, whatever. So many emotions!

I woke up this morning feeling sad and dejected. Then I realized that it was 9-11. That has a way of putting things into perspective. My life is one big gigantic blessing after another. BFF said that it took her until late this morning to realize what she felt was sadness. She said that she just doesn't feel that way often and it was hard to identify. I totally got what she was saying. I mean, doesn't that say something? We are so rarely sad that when it happens it takes us off guard. Wow. This is just a temporary blip. The sadness will fade and everything will be fine soon.

I have choices about how I react to something like this. Being negative only sucks life out of the world. I choose to feel that things happen for a reason and the right thing is going to come along soon. It is a bummer that there is money spent that can't be recouped, but perhaps more would have been lost had we not discovered the issue.

Tomorrow is another day. Instead of closing on our first homes, BFF & I will have some drinks with lunch and toast that we have each other. Who know where this detour will take us?!



JRD said...

Oh Beth Ann, I am SO very sorry to hear this. It is ok for you to feel sad, I know something good will come along, but its ok to be mad and sad, and disappointed. I hope things get straightened out extremely quickly...hugs, friend.

Connie O said...

What a terrible disappointment for you. I'm so sorry! It's good to get some perspective on it, and I'm glad you were able to gain that so quickly, but it is still also a loss. I hope you and BFF find something even better for both of you.

Barbara said...

ugh.. my heart sank when I read your post. an emotional roller coaster!.. but you certainl have pulled yourself up and re-focused. You are here, you are healthy, and as they say, when one door closes, another opens.
be well.

Hollee said...

Oh noooo. That sucks, I'm so sorry! I tend to believe that things work out for a reason and you will find something even greater and more perfect. Please keep your head up. I love the perspective you have about 9/11, it will all be okay <3

~Miss Lorie~ said...

Noooo! That is terrible. I am so sorry. Hopefully it is a blessing in the long run, but right now I'm sure it just stinks.