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Roller Coasters

Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2007, at 1:32 PM

When I was younger, my favorite ride at the amusement park was the roller coaster. The high speeds, the ups, the downs, the sideways, the tunnel...what fun!

We got on a roller coaster ride again recently, but didn't know it. We were pretty concerned about our impending purchase of the farm due to some information we learned about in a rather unusual manner. This information seemed disturbing to all concerned, but given time to investigate, the "problem" can't be verified, and in fact is refuted by the primary principals, so YIPPIE KAI AY!...Deal Still On!

We know that things can and do come up with real estate transactions and until you've got the signed paperwork under your arm and the keys in your hand, there is no guarantee the deal will go through. The good news to us is that everyone involved feels confident that all is well, so we're moving full speed ahead. Come on closing day!

After thinking the farm deal might go south and us with it for the winter, we're back into hopeful anticipation mode. I had already thought about where I would store my new home improvement manual, so I'm thrilled that I possibly have an imminent reason to keep looking at it. We've rescheduled home inspections, and will be in Furnas county within 24 hours to learn as much as we can from the inspectors and heating contractor.

We've decided that we'll spend our first Christmas in front of the wood burning stove assuming we're Nebraska property owners then. We have many questions about how our home's appearance will end up both in and outside, but much of the fun of this move is the anticipation of what we think will be the best decision of our lives.

We just hope the roller coaster portion of this ride is about over.

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