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!