Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Movin' on up....

We are moving again...

In the past 8 years since I moved out of my parents house to start my junior year at Brewton-Parker College...I have lived in 7 different houses/apartments, 5 different towns, and 4 counties in the great state of GA.

Now, maybe...just maybe...barring the complete collapse of the US economy...I will have a house to call my own in just 8 short days! :)

I put off posting anything earlier because I know from others experience that sometimes things can fall apart during the homebuying process even when you think its a done deal...but with our closing date just over one week away...I thought it was safe to announce that we are buying a house!

We have been debating buying a house since before we got married and there were always reasons we shouldn't buy at that moment...most of you know we hope to go to seminary in the future and we kept putting off buying a house because we thought we were going to be moving again soon...We really debated and prayed about the issue for the past few months, and we have decided that now is not the right time for us to move off to Wake Forest (or New Orleans :) ) So much has happened so fast in our lives the last two years and I really think God was showing me that its okay to breathe...relax...and that its okay to grow, serve and just enjoy where we are right now and not get so caught up in moving onto that 'next step' immediately...I am not always the most patient person...when I think I know what the next step should be...I want to do it NOW...and not wait for the doors to open for us...I'd rather find an unlocked window and crawl in my own way! So...for now, we are moving...but staying here at the same time. And I am okay with it...I think!

I am very excited about moving into the house...we got a great deal. It was a foreclosure (3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath with a finished basement on .75 acres) that has been on the market for a few months and we negotiated with the bank for a while but finally we agreed on a price and it has enabled us to be able to make a few changes and upgrades before we move in...The previous owners had apparently taken a sponge painting class at Lowe's or something and went crazy inside with the needless to say, that's coming down...She had even sponge-painted the garage...It was creative, i suppose.

So we should close on the house next Friday and then the next two weeks should have all the flooring replaced and the house repainted and at the latest we should be all moved in by the end of October. Yipee! Now for the not so fun part...packing.


Anonymous said...

We will all take a deep breath...when you sign the papers. Then we'll help you pack...and unpack! (I plan to mostly hold the baby.) At least we won't be rolling the washer and dryer down the street! Love, Mama

Misti said...

Yay!! Congrats! The house looks beautiful! Packing is definitely no fun! I finally got tired of moving everything so we gave a lot of stuff away:) Let us know how the closing goes.