I just wanted to write a quick post and tell everyone where we are in the process of selling our home.
In October, I told you that we put our house up for sale.
We have lived in this house for over 6 years now and love it.
It was (and still is) a huge labor of love. It was built in 1968, and boy, did it look like it!
Shag carpets everywhere, mirrors on the walls, dark woodwork, pink toilets….
We have put our blood, sweat, and tears into fixing this house up and have enjoyed every minute of it.
It’s what we do.
Three of the four homes we have lived in were over 50 years old and needed a lot of work.
Our boys have no concept of living in a brand new home. Even the new home that we lived in for ten months was built almost entirely by my husband. So they are used to the chaos of home renovation.
When I announced we were selling our home, I also showed you this piece of property…
We wanted to buy this house badly!!!!
I know…we are crazy!
It just needed a little TLC (and a new roof), and an owner that could see its potential.
It had really great bones…
Well, there were some legal issues between the owner and the developer, and it kept dragging on and on…
In the meantime, we were not getting any bites on our home. The market is just terrible right now.
When all the legal stuff finally got worked out, my husband prayed and prayed about it, but he did not have a peace about buying the new old house.
If he thought we could sell our house quickly, he probably would have done it. But with the market the way it is, we could be sitting in our house for quite a while. And we cannot afford two mortgages for a long period of time.
It was very hard for me to submit to my husband. I wanted to kick and scream and beg him to get this house. I don’t think he understood what good blog material I could get from this renovation!! :) (You home bloggers know I’m right!)
But the bottom line was that he is the head of our household. He has always taken great care of me and my boys. I know he is doing what is best for our family.
So we didn’t sign the contract.
The house still sits there. But it does have a roof now.
Maybe if our house does sell, we can see if it is still available. (It keeps calling my name!)
I know that God has His best in store for us.
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13
I will keep you updated. :)
Have a blessed Sunday.