The past month has been a whirlwind….and it doesn’t look like it’s about to calm down anytime soon! After a week’s delay, we finally closed on our new home! As I told a couple of friends, it was a huge relief to actually reach the point of closing. I felt like we had been staring at a huge mountain for a month (there was a month in between when we sold our old home and closed on the new one), so it’s somewhat a relief to know we can now begin the climb! The anticipation of all the work we had ahead of us was starting to weigh on me, so it’s nice to actually be able to do something about it!
I said all that before closing, and now that we have been back to the house with our own set of keys, I am realizing just how big of a mountain we are climbing. I laugh about it now, because I seriously underestimated how long it would take us to get this home livable. It’s still all cosmetic, but I didn’t realize just how bad the bathrooms were! I thought it was all going to be paint and refinishing hardwoods, but it’s looking more and more like we will be renovating at least 1 bathroom as well! It should be interesting! And by the way, I just have to express how much I loathe wallpaper! I also will never understand why people choose to paint over the wallpaper numerous times! AHHHHH!
We did a lot of the same work at our old home before moving in, but I seriously forgot how hard the work really is. And I’m not as young as I was then, and we also have a little girl that takes up a lot of time, so we don’t have the flexibility to just run over to the house and work at any time of the day. It will all work out though. We have seen the Lord’s hand through the entire process, so we know this was the house He had for us. He overcame every obstacle that arose when we would have been alright with walking away had it been His will. He is a mighty God and if He overcame the grave, I know he can help us overcome our home improvement projects on a limited budget!
I do hope to blog about the house as we proceed, but I’ll have to try and work it around my limited internet access. I am hoping we can work on what will be the new office soon, so we can at least get internet hooked up at the new house soon. Driving 15 minutes to the local library gets old real fast, so it would be nice to be able to at least jump online while we are working at the new house!
I hope you all are well! Just wanted to check in and say “hey!”