Friday, March 5, 2010

Onward to Panama

Great news!  Vicki's Mom has a buyer for her house.  She received an offer the fifth day on the market and they've agreed to a price $5000 below the asking price.  Amazing in this housing market!  Plus, the buyer wants to purchase all the furnishings.  Today, Mom and her younger sister are going to select an apartment at Santa Catalina Villas from among the three that Mom likes.  In more amazing news, we got word yesterday that lease rates on these villas are discounted 40% if she rents before March 15.  Wow!

Later today, we hop aboard the MS Maasdam for the two-week Holland America cruise through the Panama Canal with a large group of DeFever members.  Cell phones will be off, but we'll have email access.  It's going to be a fabulous trip as long as no tidal waves pop up-- No, I didn't really say that - don't want to jinx anything.