November 23, 2009

I guess it's official...

We are buying a house.

Yes. It is true.


Some of you might remember my lamentations over the several house deals gone bad that we have dealt with this summer. Well, I'm pleased to announce that we have "mutual acceptance" on our contract, which makes it officially official, as opposed to unofficially official like the last few deals we got hammered on. Our closing date is set for Jan, 12th. The loan docs are rolling, the appraisals are going forward.... but somehow I'm less enthused than I expected myself to be. Perhaps it's a conditioned response to all the heartache from this summer. And all that heartache is actually a testimony, because God is bigger than the real estate market, and he knew that we needed to sit on our hands all summer on these other houses, until this one was ready to hit the market. It's cheaper, and needs less repair than any of the others. There is a beautiful play toy in the back for the girls, enough bedrooms and whatnot, and there is a "family room" in back for the desk and toys and craft stuff. We went back today to look around and see if there were any glaring issues that needed dealing with before we went forward, so we got to measure and poke around and dream. It still doesn't feel real yet somehow lol.

Anyway, it will be a busy week for us as we are visiting multiple families this year for the holiday. I'm thinking of running a special in the etsy shop this weekend for black friday, but I don't really have any great ideas yet, so if you have a suggestion let me know! I did take my things to a friends house this weekend and sold a few pieces, so hopefully I can get some more jewelry made. which reminds me, I need to go order some supplies! Ta ta y'all!

6 comments:

Ridgetatter said...

If it were I, after going through several houses, I might have dampened enthusiasm from "once burned, twice shy." And the fatigue factor of getting one's hopes up ~ Yes, God knows exactly which house your family needs ~ While he never sends us temptations, he allows trials in our lives. Usually to make us stronger in the end, as we let Him work.
We are going through one as Loyal's new transplant seems to be leaking inside; and he may need further surgery. We hope that isn't the case; but if it is ~ God is STILL in control We go to the Tucson Dr. in the am (we are at the motel now) love, Bev

A Happy Bluebird said...

Congratulations! Your new house is THE one, and will be perfect :)

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Well congratulations! How exciting is that?
A home of your very own...I just know you will thrive there!....and what an awesome family Christmas present!!!

sewmuchfun4 said...

Congratulations! Maybe you are just at peace now that things are settled. That may be an odd feeling after all the turmoil you have faced with previous deals. The excitement will come as the days turn over until January 12. What a great way to celebrate a new year!
:) Ann

Rayanna said...

I am happy for you. I know when my husband & I saw the first house we wanted. We were too disappointed that it didn't happen. God always has other plans for everyone. God indeed did have another house in mind for us and it turned out to be JUST THE RIGHT ONE. Congrats. Hope to see pics of it.

Babyquest said...

I am sooo happy for you guys to get a house! Where is it at??