What a whirlwind . . . as we’ve mentioned before, we own a house in Kerrpatch (aka Kerrville) – we’ve had this house for almost 10 years and haven’t lived in it for the last two. We were very fortunate with our initial “renters” – they took care of our house as if it were their own . . . sadly they had in-laws move to town and needed a bigger place. Incoming family #2 – well, suffice it to say “not so nice” to our house. We’ve uncovered a few things that even a week later are still shaking our heads at. So, decision time – #2 decided to return to the Panhandle, so this was a good thing. But . . . do we sell or do we lease????? We hooked up with an old and trusted friend to handle our “listing”. After a busy, laborious week of painting, cleaning and prepping – – back on the market we went. Truth be told, we would love, love, love to sell – like most of us, cash flow is equally important and the thought of making two house payments didn’t excite us – so, we knew leasing might be an option.
House went “live” on August 1st – with some minor technical difficulties with the listing – but, BAM . . . August 2nd . . . we had an inquiry – August 3rd . . . we had a lease and an opportunity to have a positive impact on a family that kinda sorta needed a break. August 4th (aka, today) . . . we have turned our home over to a really great family who we know will take great care of our place. Funny, how God works . . . He just knows what we need to do – it works best when we just get the heck out-of-the-way and let Him run the show. We feel so very strongly that things have worked out the way they were supposed to all along. No doubt, we have what we need . . . someone occupying our house and generating cash flow – and no doubt, they have what they need . . . a place to call home in a short period of time! Wow – we call these occurances “God Winks” . . . again, things just fall into the place they are destined to. We are secure in knowing this is good – no doubt, selling the house would be best in our minds, but God had a different plan and to be blunt . . . it’s perfect.
After another long drive, hard day of “prepping” and a long drive home . . . we are just plain wiped out – who knew a hot shower could feel so great? Upon arriving home around 7 p.m., we fed the “gang of four” and decided we too needed some substance. So, Brian fired up the grill and tossed on some Portobello mushrooms that we picked up at HEB yesterday, added in some fresh corn on the cob and opened a super great bottle of wine.
Tonight we opened a wine that we picked up at our Friday Night Fun Night with Margaret, Lance, Greg and Laura at East End Wines in Austin. Called Rockus Bockus, the wine was a blend of Cab Sauv, Zinfandel, Syrah, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot from Sonoma. WOW, WOW. WOW – great lineage and equally great neighborhood to grow up in – we really liked this one. On the nose . . . hello Mr. Fruit Bomb – dark fruit, but fruit nonetheless. Through the Looking Glass – deep red and ready for some action. On the palate – Whoop, there is the fruit we know and love . . . we are talking bold and juicy Blackberries with a dash of spice and perhaps a sprinkle of chocolate (will say that it paired nicely not only with dinner, but the Reese’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups tucked away in the kitchen cabinet). The finish was super – just enough of the spice carryover to make it interesting, but super all the same.
The winemaker used to be part of the GunBun group of wines, but understand he’s now off on his own. We are very partial to GunBun due to dear friend John K. John introduced us years ago and although he isn’t with us here on earth, he lives on in our hearts daily. He is truly our original wine mentor – Love Ya, John!
So, here we are wrapping up a busy weekend and are gearing ourselves up for a new week fun of promise! We hope you have a great night and remember to enjoy responsibly and recycle whenever possible.