Saturday, June 12, 2010
Well, the owners of the piece of land we wanted have decided to stick tight on their $150,000 asking price. Damn them. They have another piece of property across the road but it's directly above a surgeon's (magnificent) home and Elmer's not sure that would work out too well. So, he's been trying to figure out who he could get to go partners with us where we could build a "guest house" and have 2 homes on the property. The bummer of it is, about 15 years ago, we looked at some 10 acre lots in that exact location. At the time, they were $50,000. At the time, we thought they were crazy asking that much! Now, I think in 5 years, we're going to kick ourselves for passing this by for the price their asking.
I feel bad. Poor Elmer, he needs a ray of sunshine in his life right now. Seems like everything is hitting at once. His sister with cancer found out her chemo isn't working (and Elmer adores her), his other sister has had some weird medical problems they can't figure out (he adores her too), his aunt died suddenly and his mother is having a hard time coping with it all. He's basically worried about everybody right now. And the rejection on the property? Well, it was like the final straw.
Wouldn't life be so much easier if we cared about no one?
But wouldn't life be awful if we had no one to care about?