What's the good news? Well, my PiL finally sold his house in Georgetown. It had taken a while, as there have been more and more Austin homes for sale . The strain of paying that house note and his apartment rent was telling on him. It was nice to see him relaxed more after he sold the house. Austin real estate has always been among the most expensive in Texas. Even with the recent hard times, prices there are still higher than you'd expect.
I'm not sure my PiL got all his money back from the sale, but the note is out of his hands and now he can enjoy living near his grandchildren. He's also been able to buy a car that can carry his scooter and seems more...relaxed.
I'm happy for him, but I must admit that I'm missing having a place to stay and a reason to travel to the Austin area. I like the Hill Country and have always enjoyed being there, no matter what the reason.
Merry Christmas, Pa-in-Law!