Ok...so I contacted the lender a few days early. I got excited...a little too excited. "You want me to put you on hold while I check your numbers?!" Um YEAH! Finger crossed, toes crossed, hell - the kids even had their eyes crossed..."Are you there still...wellllll....you aren't quite where you need to be". UGH that SUCKS. She mentioned that we've done a GREAT job and our credit is SO SO much better than it was. However, we are still 9 points away from where we need to be. Nine Freakin' Points. At first I couldn't cry...and then I cried a bit...and now, I don't want to cry. I'm just upset and numb. I don't know what more we could be doing. We've been working SO hard to get where we need to be. We've even gone over and above her suggestions. I feel terrible right now.
In June of 2011, my husband, three of our five children, our Black Lab (Blue) and our four inside cats (Freak, Fizzle, Rusty, and Bella) and three rabbits (Luna, Midnight and Winchester) have been living at our 1.3 acre farmhouse. We’ve been working on converting the land back to a farm. Since moving here, we’ve acquired a Great Pyrenees (Ollie), a number of outside kitties, a handful of goats, a couple sheep, a couple alpacas and bees/chickens are scheduled to arrive Spring of 2013. We also planted a number of fruit trees on the property (and plan to add a few more) and have been working on putting in gardens to grow as much of our own food as possible. We certainly aren’t experts in any of this, please join our adventure as we muddle through becoming farmers, beekeepers, shepherds and more.