Things are working out
So many of you know that in the past month or so I have been really, really stressed out. It seemed as if I was on a roll for things to work out – invite from Peace Corps, the house sold and I closed on it. Then I ran into a brick wall – Wells Fargo.
Now, I used to have a rather high opinion of Wells Fargo. Heck, I worked there a number of years ago and have tried to get back into the company. Then came the house sale, and everything changed.
Suffice it to say, they were not negotiating with me to settle the whole home equity issue. Some of you know the whole story behind it; I don’t really want to go into it anymore. But for a while, things were going nowhere and I was really starting to worry that I would not be able to get things settled in time to go to Ukraine.
Enter Dave Snyder, Community Organizer at Jewish Community Action. I have been doing volunteer work with Dave for a little over a year, on mortgage foreclosure prevention – how ironic that I ended up so close to foreclosure myself. Anyway…Dave contacted a friend of his at Wells Fargo who has some pull. And eventually, things worked out and yesterday I received an offer for a very reasonable settlement, which I am taking of course. I am sending the check next week to settle the account, and that will be done, and I can get my clearance to go to Ukraine!
I am still kind of in shock about it. Gail, who has kindly housed me for about a month now, came home last night and told me that not only do I sound different, but look visibly less stressed. I think she is almost more excited than I am, because I am still shocked – I honestly did not think this was going to work out. I was despairing, big time.
And had I not had Dave in my corner, I cannot say that it would in fact have worked out. So I am at this moment very, very grateful for Dave and his assistance.
Now – back to planning for Ukraine – I feel like I am a little bit behind in that, since things got put on hold for a while. But now I am moving forward again. I hope to be able to visit with as many people as possible in the next couple of weeks, before I go out to Hutchinson for the final couple of weeks with my family before I leave.