Thanks to you all for your prayers and good thoughts. Offer, counter offer, counter back, SOLD. My sister will be down the street before school starts. (Unless the inspection finds something heinous!) It's going to be hard, but we'll be able to do so much more for her and the kids from two minutes away.
As for the white trash extravaganza? The lawn was mowed and the tables & chairs are set up. The brownies are baked, the potato salad is made, the Saint is starting on the ice cream, then I'll do the baked beans. We've got Burgers, Dogs and Brats at the ready. Oh, and large quantities of fireworks from kid friendly sparklers and smoke bombs to ginormous blowy uppy things.
We plan to hit the pool for a few hours, then we'll throw it all together. Hope you enjoy yourselves today - and be safe!