I have chosen a path down which I will be traveling. There are still a lot of unknowns, and a lot of choices left to be made, but for the immediate future and even heading into the short-term, I am pretty much locked in.
Is it the right path? I guess it doesn't really matter much. I don't know that there is a "right" path, just the one that is chosen and the myriad that are not.
I know that it is requiring changes on my part that are difficult and long-term. They feel like the right thing to do. And I really don't need to justify them to anyone but myself, do I?
I am worried about the house. I've been putting a lot of time and money into it to fix it up, and I want to make sure that I have clear title to it. I'm not entirely sure how to do that-- as in who to contact. I know there is somebody.
(Brief edit: discovered that indeed there are title issues. I need to contact the trust company to send me the deed.)
Primary issue is one of the house ownership. Barb does not want the house. I do. She wants the loan out of her name, and I want it in mine. You would think there would be a simple solution, but alas there is not. Essentially I have to refinance, getting a new loan in my name only and buy the house from her. And hopefully sometime this spring.
I don't think that my current credit rating will allow for that.