Have you ever had one of those days when you don’t know whether to laugh or cry?
Well I had two of those days this week! And they both seemed to go something like this…..
Well maybe not quite THAT bad!
The week had been extremely busy, but quite pleasant up until Thursday evening, when I arrived home to learn that our dear Ruby, the Blue Doberman, had destroyed a couch looking for her damn ball.
Now lets go to the kitchen to learn that a clogged sink had evolved into a loose drain fitting flange and a heck of a mess – with a house full of company.
But no big deal, I’ll just run to Home Depot and have it all fixed in no time! Then the phone rings – my aging mother’s legs are seriously swelling for no reason, so off I go to help. After getting the swelling to go down, we scheduled an early Doctor’s appointment for her the next morning. She would have rather died than visit the emergency room anyway.
Okay, making it short…..back home, back to Home Depot, got parts I needed, forgot wallet, back home, back to Home Depot, back home, fixed sink and then realized the grill needed propane. We finally finished dinner around 10:30 pm.
Friday was going to be much better, I just knew it. Mom’s appointment was early and would go smoothly, and the rest of the day would fall into place perfectly. That was the plan. I open my car door only to see the interior in shambles. My Ipad was gone, along with my laptop, and briefcase..and who knows what else! Yes, I left it unlocked.
After spiraling out of control, life pulled back together and all is now well again.
But it isn’t for everyone. There really are people out here having a tough time, with problems that cannot just go away over night. Although our economy is on the rebound, there are many still on the cliff.
GOOD NEWS! The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) has extended its KEEP MY TN HOME program where it can help many more people keep their home. If you are unemployed, or underemployed with a 30% decrease in income since 2008, with household income less than $92,680, you may be eligible for up to 18 months of mortgage payment relief – as long as you don’t owe over $275,000 on your home.
If you know someone that is struggling, please let them know of this program. For more information, visit www.keepmytnhome.org or www.THDA.org. When someone loses a home, everyone loses.
There are still a few days before Christmas. Please make the most of it with your friends and family!
Trey Lewis is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Tennessee with Ole South Realty, 615.896.0019 direct 615.593.6340. Specializing in new home sales in the Greater Nashville area to include Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Gallatin, Clarksville, and Spring Hill, Tennessee.