Well, we received another offer on the house yesterday . . . this time from one of my former students, a lifelong Harmony kid who is apparently ready to move out of his parents' place. It's a fair offer, and I think we will probably accept some version of it today or tomorrow. In another burst of synchronicity, I also received a phone call from the mortgage lady at the bank who, after examining Tom's detailed explanations (oh, the paperwork torments of being self-employed), has decided that we qualify for a larger mortgage. So maybe we will not have to move into a hole in the ground after all.
And here I sit, allowing myself to begin looking at Portland real estate ads again.