i don't know if that is a pro or anti minimalism statement.
i live comfortably and my basic needs and wants are met. i find that what i want and need is pretty basic and minimal, and that i also want and need to be minimal in order for my mind to stay uncluttered (i also meditate for this purpose).
anyway, we got the visa, we buy the business on monday. they are being jerks and want to pull out, but now they are legally obligated to sell to us because we have turned over the money and performed on every part of our duty that we can. if they refuse to sell, we will go to tribunal here--and our legal aid attorney and our real attorney and their attorney says that we will win.
but, i tell you, they really, really broke faith with us. they want to continue work there, but they have a lot of repair work to do.
so, anyway, minimalism still moving onwards here.