Just a brief note on why this blog was “dark” for awhile. First, we traveled to northern CA to be with my wife’s family for Thanksgiving. Then, we returned to find out that a short-sale offer we made on a home was conditionally accepted, but there are a bunch of complications, including the fact that the listing agent on the home would like us to rent the home prior to consummating the purchase (which is subject to the bank’s approval). This has led to a scurry of activity. But I’m (mostly!) back now….