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Old 11-05-2009, 11:39 PM   #1
1959 22' Caravanner
1963 24' Tradewind
1961 26' Overlander
Anderson , South Carolina
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Facing foreclosure, may sell AS

I don't know if I can forestall foreclosure for 2 1/2 more years until my youngest graduates from high school. I would be satisfied to live in one of my Airstreams; for 10 years of higher education, I lived in in nearly impoverished circumstances. But, my kids don't like that idea. Fortunately or unfortunately, I have been able to give them a relatively lavish lifestyle, but the economic situation and some bad investments have really put me down. I'm not bitter; so many have suffered much more. And I have been incredibly blessed as a single parent with 3 adopted children. I also have a good job, good health, and good kids, so I have a lot to be thankful for. I am a Sunday School teacher, and there is nothing like difficult circumstance to strengthen ones faith in God's providence.

Take today, for example. I tended a grandchild starting at 6 a.m., worked in an intense job setting from 8:30 to 5 p.m., worked on AS with my daughter's boyfriend from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., cooked dinner and ate, then settled my grandchild and settled in for some R&R, review of my budget, computer study after that. That's the everyday schedule. The grandchild is nearly 2 and is not with me all the time, but I love having her.

I actually have 7 vintage Airstreams in various stages of repair/disrepair: two '59s(Caravanner, Tradewind), a '63(Globetrotter), a '67(Sovereign), 2 '68s(Ambassador, Tradewind), and a '69(Sovereign). So, you wonder, if I can't pay my house payment, why buy an Airstream. Well, none of my Airstreams cost anything close to my house payment. Secondly, I enjoy the renovation work. It keeps my mind off my daily work, which is intellectually and emotionally intense. Third, I really like antiques of all kinds. Finally, I plan to restore an AS for each of my children over time. They can live in them, work out of them, enjoy leisure time in them. But if you want to buy one, let me know. My neighbors and kids would be glad to see them go.

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Old 11-06-2009, 06:36 AM   #2
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Wow, sorry to hear about your situation. If I may suggest a book (it did us a world of good) The Total Money Makeover, by Dave Ramsey. I wish I could buy one off of you, but the wife would kill me if I did.

Good luck.

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Old 11-06-2009, 07:10 AM   #3
1959 22' Caravanner
1963 24' Tradewind
1961 26' Overlander
Anderson , South Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2009
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Thanks for the PMs and support. I've learned to do what I can and let go and let God.... Today I will look in to cashing out all my retirement in hopes of saving my home.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:30 AM   #4
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Hey Lucy, We're here in NC and might be interested Please private message me. We've been looking for a looooong time. Good luck to you, being raised in relative poverty, I feel your plight. email, lets talk.

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