This story has reached its end. The seller did not accept my offer, which is probably just as well, since I was having a hell of time trying to scrape the money together.
I learned a lot in this process, so the next time I do this, I’ll be much better prepared. For right now, I’m going to enjoy the Christmas holiday and de-stress. The next chapter will probably come sooner than I expect and the war chest will be stronger than ever.
Fortunately, I didn’t get overly emotional about the purchase, although I was willing to do a lot of crazy things to make it happen. That’s a fine line to tread, for sure.
Until next time…