i have neglected to let everyone in the blog universe know that we finally sold the house up in meridian. the realistate agent we used happened to be in the area showing some investors some property and decided to show him the little house on blue heron that was in the process of getting new carpet and new paint. thank goodness he did that because the investors really liked what they saw and offered full price. the house hadn't even been put back on the market yet. we are so grateful that our prayers were answered and we were able to put that little bump in the road behind us and come out a little on top.