Well my house is sold ---with one little contingency---but I don't think that will be any problem. I stuck to my guns and dug my feet in, and drew a line in the sand----etc etc etc--over $6300. It was the principle. I was SO proud of my bartering ability. After family advice to just take the lower offer, I would not back down---with my breath held. I struck a deal and now a family with 3 little boys will be in this house that I love and make it a home again--full of noise and laughter and screams and fun.
I made an offer on a house--the very same day----I met my match. The owner stuck to her guns, dug her feet in and drew a line in the sand and would not back down--all over $5000. God is humbling me and teaching me and reminding me---it is not by my might but it is all about Him. He is my Provider. I did rationalize it to help me feel better--that is $500 a year for 10 years. I KNOW I throw away that much money on some obscure - not needed items every year. Now if I can just figure out what those items are!