There has been more than a few tears shed over the past few days, and many an hour when souls ought to be resting I've lain awake...but as always we really should count our blessings and make the most of what we have. Our blessings come in the form of three most beautiful and wonderful children (no money has changed hands for that comment!) So if only I can focus on the wonderful positives instead of the huge negative we have hanging over us like a giant boulder we'll be just fine.
As youngest pointed out to me yesterday...they may be the names on the mortgage application, but without us they wouldn't have been able to attempt to go for the house. They could not afford appliances or furniture or pots and pans and all of the paraphernalia needed to set up house and renovate said property. It's only because we will be paying half of mortgage and bills that they stand a chance of succeeding. And I have a feeling we'll be paying for round one of the renovations at least for now...so for the sacrifice of living together...which we've been doing anyway mainly at our expense they get a chance and we buy some more time for father in law to sort out his estate. We have declined to be co-owners of the property as to do so would mean so many legal complications and possibly hurdles to get the mortgage. And why would anyone want to hinder their children...can't think of a valid reason at all. Hopefully amidst all these goings on we'll be able to help farm boy get onto the property ladder with a deposit top up...so if all's fair in love and war so to speak surely we should be not too far away from our Winters End.