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Re: Exodus

Oh Jim,
        I am so sorry that things did not work out. Been there and done that
myself. But it looks like wonderful doors have opened up for you and
Squinty. Good Luck!!

----- Original Message -----
From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 1:49 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Exodus

> Today it looks like it's going to work out, so I guess I ought to fess
> up. There are three items on the agenda: 1. Ms Fatma has left me; 2. I
> am going to lose this place; 3. Squinty and I will be moving on.
> 1. Yes. Ms Fatma is gone, getting a divorce, she says. I feel kind of
> sad that it didn't work out, but life's like that--good days, bad
> days--but it's never the end of the world, just the end of the
> arguments.
> 2. No doubt; I'm going to lose this place. Between the insurance rate
> hike and Ms Fatma bailing out, I am not able to make the payments on
> the house. So I quit trying. I may have two months before they throw me
> out. When this became clear, I tried to put the house on the market but
> ran into a number of realtors who did not want to list an "as-is short
> sale." Not enough money in it, they said. So I asked a friend to post a
> notice on a rare fruit chat list that innumerated most of the
> subtropical fruit trees I've planted and groomed and, lo and behold, I
> have unearthed a Roman Catholic priest [no, not Gregor Mendel] living
> abroad who wants to buy it. So this may work out.
> 3. My sister says she has a spare bedroom that Squinty and I can share.
> So we'll be moving to Oregon. Not sure when... but before they throw me
> out of here in all likelihood.
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.1 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Sunset Zone 25
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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