In the ordinary, a highly probable hope of relocating seemed fall in the ending of February 2020 – as we had a short-term bank loan we expected to settle by then. After which event we hoped to receive yet another loan offer. While thus minded, a thought crossed the mind early in the month of December 2019. That if at all possible, we would labour to raise enough enough funds that we would then use to settle the loan at hand earlier. If by any means we could thereby accelerate the date of the new offer. Having had a fair surplus from the month of November, this thought seemed to be very plausible and in fact wisdom I personally felt was God-given.
In about a week or so, we had just enough to settle the loan account – and accordingly paid the sum over. And then had to wait about a week or two before we were offered a new loan – probably because the bank systems had to reconcile accounts first. While we hoped for possibly a little more, we were offered yet another R7000 (about $500). With the property we contemplated on requiring about R6000 for both the first month’s rent, deposit as well as the relocation costs we began question the wisdom of proceeding with the desired relocation under such constricted budget.
The foul odor from the said water processing plant however could not let us easily dismiss the matter that easily. Especially with the little one who evidently appeared to be troubled thereby as well – and would often be found rubbing his nose. And sealing out ourselves could not help given the hot weather. An air conditioner was considered but I could not fully conclude on the idea. Shortly after, this one cousin through the hand of who we had attempted to sell the KiA came over (around the 19th of Dec) – looking to borrow some tools for to try and working on their pickup truck. During which visit we got speaking about the KIA again.
As we thus mused on the matter, he suggested we try this one towing and scrap dealer for it. Well, we had contacted the same brother back in 2018 regarding one towing work and had also been at his yard twice for used parts for Gogo’s Corolla. However he surprisingly never came to mind (neither to that of mine nor his) during our previous sales attempts. We accordingly phoned this brother and he promised a visit. He then showed up later that day – and bought the car without asking much questions.
He of cause did not give up much for it (R7000) – however cindering the fact that we stood at one point ready to let it go for way less than what he paid, we found the amount quite liberal. Having just availed exactly the same amount in personal loan as per the journal here, we then could very conveniently afford the long desired relocation – which we accordingly did. And found the property to be just right. With a fairly paved yard and about 80%+ of wall hedging.