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After an entire night and day of looking for Honey Sunshine, she just appeared out of nowhere! K had searched high and low, all over the yard. I spent the day feeling so sad for the parents of missing children. Honey's just a chicken (which I know does NOT compare), but it still feels horrible to not know where she is or if she is still alive.
And then, as K was cooking dinner, he heard her knocking at the side of the house! BEST. CHICKEN. BABYSITTER. EVER.
This brings the missing chicken tally to 2/3. Saphera went missing and I found her two weeks later, sitting on a full nest of eggs. Her daughter Eragon disappeared when she was 2 months old and I never found her (or any remains). Honey disappeared just for the night and came back on her own. I'm SO lucky. Hopefully she was just camping. I can't wait to see her this weekend and give that fluffy bird a hug.
Apparently Honey Sunshine is good luck, as well! Around 8PM the appraiser I had found and hoped to hire called with the best news. The FSA and state offices approved her application and accepted her proposal. In RECORD time. I think I'm still in shock. The only catch is that she needs to do the walk-through (which she also offered to do complimentary! this woman is a saint!) on THURSDAY. Of this week. It's super short notice, but I'm hoping that given the circumstances the current owners will be understanding. I spoke with them directly yesterday (scheduled a time to go see the lawnmower they have for sale and a few other items) and they seemed really nice.
So there is still hope that I can close on time! Yes, there's still a chance that the paperwork won't be processed in time or that the appraisal will come out low (though the appraiser said she didn't think it would be a problem, even with the additional $30,000 I requested for repairs). But all I need is hope.
I'll keep fighting for this farm until there's nothing left to me.
P.S. My truck is getting delivered tomorrow! I'm so freakin' excited!