On a rainy Texas day in which one is waiting for an offer to materialize on one's house, it is sometimes best to go visit one's sister.
Aunt Rachel lives in a barn house on acreage that includes a large-headed donkey named Flash, so her place is quite the destination of choice among her nieces and nephews. But since it was raining cats and dogs yesterday, we were stuck indoors. Rachel Anne and I toyed with the idea of frosting each other's hair (a pastime we've enjoyed together for many years, the cheapskates that we are), but opted instead for sitting around lazily drinking coffee (it is, after all, spring break for us, too, not just for the kids!).
Luckily for the little ones, cousin Elle was home from college (with her awesome husband Rob, whom my girls would love to marry, were he still available...). A little "tea" (water) goes a long way when you have a fun "big person" to play tea party with you. With real china, no less.
As the rain continued to fall (over 4 inches worth) Elle even let Ruthie(4) "play" the piano with her. Won't she be a good mommy some day? Ah, it gives me such hope for the future. It wasn't until evening that we got the news that we'd been low-balled on our house. After the initial shock wore off ("Don't they know how much money we've put into this house in six years?"), we came to our senses, and today we politely counteroffered (sticking fairly close to our asking price). After all, don't they know how much money we've put into this house in six years?
At least we had fun while waiting...which is good, because we will probably have to do a lot more of that in the next few days.