i’m not going to say it (because i hate it when bloggers say “I’m Baaacckkk” and i never even realized they were gone)……but, i am returning to the blog world after a 2 week semi-break. it was a little bit nice to be much more unplugged and free from the constant thoughts of what i would be posting about and who’s doing what via twitter and facebook. but, i also MISSED you and can’t wait to catch up on all the new babies, big decisions, and everyday stories that you so willingly share with me.
while i was gone, i basically endured 2 very STRESSFUL weeks of house packing, moving, and new-house-searching. i jotted these notes down so i could look back someday and see God’s hand on it all, but honestly, right now—-i’m discouraged and tired of thinking about it all.
Our new house journey so far:
House #1--perfect price, bit small, perfect condition, perfect amount of land, great lot. (April 2012)
Needed to sell townhouse in order to buy.
Put townhouse up for sale.
Next day, house #1 went under contract—booo, sold for exact price we wanted it for.
House #2–higher price, perfect location, a few repairs needed, great space (HUGE)
Call to schedule a showing—went under contract the night before.
House #3–house #2′s neighbor so great location, great size, more repairs needed and less updated, not as well maintained
Move in with the in-laws.
Put in an offer on house #3
Wait for a response for 3 days…….
In the meantime, the realtor from House #2 calls and says they want to do a backup offer with us because it appears the current buyers aren’t going to follow through.
Rescind the offer on House #3.
Put in an offer on House #2.
Are promised to have a ratified contract on Wed. morning—Wed. morning comes, Wed. evening comes…..nothing….they are still negotiating with the first buyers.
Lose both houses.
Feel defeated and discouraged.
Drive around for 5 hours scouring every last house location within in our budget and distance requirements (to no real avail).
Thankful for our chance to live with jon’s parents while we wait on the Lord’s timing.
The search continues….
thanks for all your prayers for this type-A-wants-to-be-in-control-and-can’t-be girl.
and now, please tell me any and all big news you have that i missed in the last 2 weeks. i want to KNOW and be back in the loop!
hugs and happy monday, friends.