Wednesday, December 2, 2009


We are having rainy cold weather in Georgia. I usually enjoy this kind of weather because it makes for good sewing! But, this week it matches my mood! I shared alittle bit about my sister moving to Alabama with her family. What I didnt say was that their house was foreclosed on and was supposed to sell on the courthouse steps yesterday. None of us had the heart to go watch. There are a couple of local men around here that have been waiting and buying foreclosed property to use for rental houses, we heard that they were going to buy my sister's. My sister and her husband built the house about 15 years ago. Never late on a payment. Then her husband lost his job. He was in commercial construction. They had also made some bad spending decisions with credit cards.:( He wasnt able to find a steady job til now. In Alabama. He has been out of work for 3 years. Just working when he could find something. I just feel such a heavy sadness for them!! Yesterday, at cade's school, I saw my little niece, she hugged my neck and said "Aunt Libby, I want to come play at your house" all I could think was "why didnt I do her damn quilt??" My sister is really hurting but those little girls....they are so innocent and none of this is there fault!! They are getting to take thier pets. They may leave their dog, Wendy here with me. I have been feeding her for about 6 years. She is an outside dog and will sometimes walk to my sisters to sleep. (we live on 9 acres. 1/2 hers 1/2 mine) Idon't know what the new home owners will think if she tries to go up there after my sister leaves!
Oh well! Thanks for letting me get it off my chest! I was going to do some shopping withmy husband today, but I really don't feel too holly, jolly, jolly!!! Thanks, Libby


Darlene said...

How sad about your sister's home. So many people are struggling so badly in this economy it is just sad. When the home gets rented out, if Wendy stays with you, you should go let the people know the situation so they don't take her to the pound or be mean trying to run her off. Hopefully, she will still be welcome to visit with the new family. Hopefully your day gets a little brighter and shopping just might lift your spirits!

I LOVE Ruby. She is just sprawled out and so CUTE!!♥

~Bren~ said...

I am so sorry about your sister. We have been out of work for a year, and the fear is there, so I understand. Praying the Son (and the sun) shines on you yet today!
Ruby looks like I feel!!

Kristie said...

Such a terrible time in this country. I can understand why you are so upset, I am very close to my sister too and it would be hard to see something like that happen. As you know Richard just lost his job, so I also know what your family is feeling. I do pray that all works out for them in Alabama. Hang in there!