Friday, November 4, 2005
Friday was a much more promising day as we met with Anita Gray, a very gregarious and helpful agent at Barnes Realty in Ruston. She sat with us and discussed the neighborhoods in the city (again, drawn on racial lines) and took us to see a number of new and existing homes, most beyond our initial $125K limit. We also came to the realization that trying to buy a new home in two weeks was technically possible, it was probably not the most sagacious course of action. Although we were unable to close a deal and solve the gaping question of our ultimate destination, we felt we had found a friend.