Sunday, April 11, 2010
We put an offer in on a house late Friday night. We came to an agreement late last night. I am excited to have a place to call home again that will really be ours to care for but I am so scared at the same time. I feel like God's hand has been in the situation the whole time. Just to give you and idea. The house that we bought has been on the market since Aug of 2008 that is a year and seven months. I'm sure people looked at it and for whatever reason they didn't buy it because it was being saved for us. The price of the house in this market was over priced but they kept coming down from the time we first saw the house. I know I have some location issues but I really do feel at peace about this house. Though I am freaking out about the home inspection and the mold testing that still need to be done. I don't want to get my heart to set on this house because it might not pass the mold test though I really feel it will. I was in the house for over an hour and was fine plus we had just come from a moldy house and I was still fine. I want to think positively about all that is going on because God has been so good to us. We have learned so much about food and air quality. We have trusted in Him to provide a shelter until we have a place and he provided BIG time with an empty furnished house. There are times I look at our monthly income and monthly outgoings and wonder how we are able to make it, but I know it is God taking care of us and it feels good. Some of the positive things about the house that I am really excited about is that it has a nice sized garden already in place. There are even onions and chives growing already! I can't wait to start learning more about gardening and growing our own veggies. I think it will bring our grocery bill down! Also the yard is a good size and it isn't a corner lot. :) The kids will have fun in the sun playing in the back yard something we have never had. There is room for a deep freezer in the garage or basement, I've always wanted one of those. It has a master bathroom, total score. There are 3 toilets, this is huge, as usually EVERYone has to go to the bathroom at the same time it seems like. There is a laundry shoot. The laundry is in the unfinished basement and has plenty of storage for me to start making my own laundry detergent, another way we can save money and the environment of toxic chemicals. Homemade laundry soap will also help with our detoxing, so many benefits. It has radiators, this will totally help with air quality. We close at the end of May so we will have some more time to save a little more money to help with the down payment and closing costs. We hope to rip out the carpet in the living room and on the stairs and put in hardwood before we move in. Then we will have to buy furniture since we don't have a table, mattresses, couches (though I think we have that covered) and other random not so big ticket items.