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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

The new house

I signed a lease today. On this beautiful house below.

I spent a lot of hours over the last two days looking at houses. Online, in the local paper, driving around frantically trying to spot signs in yards. Mom and I have done it all. This house has been on the "to view" list, today at 2pm, since yesterday around 3. I waited almost a full 24 hours to see this house, and honestly, I had reached the point where all of my hopes and dreams were pinned on it.
Nothing else was working for me.
Too old.
Too tiny.
Too dirty.
Bad area of town.
Too far of a drive for Andy.
WAY too expensive (but what I really wanted...)

So, when I walked into this one, I simply breathed a sigh of releif. It isn't my dream house, and I wouldn't want to buy it - but I am quite confident we can be very happy here for a year (or two) renting.

The current tenant hasn't quite moved out all the way yet...

I will have trees in my yard!!
That will be a nice change after my last house, in the middle of a field.

I can't get the pictures to rearrange. I am on the old laptop, rather the on my Mac, and I am not as familiar with the controls on here... sorry.
I wanted to comment on the picture of the dining room, and the people standing in it. They had come to view the house after us - they were the 2:30 appointment. I am pretty sure that if I hadn't already claimed it, they would have put in an application themselves, so I am really glad I got the 2:00 showing. However, after talking to them and finding out that they were newly transferred to Moody from whatever that base is out in Las Vegas, I felt sort of bad. At least looking for a house is a little easier for me. I already know the area, and have friends to watch my kids. (Thank you Mary!!!) They were just driving around, trying to figure out what areas had good schools, and safe neighborhoods, etc., dragging their two kids with them.
I led them to another Realtor's office that I had talked to earlier in the day, went with them to look at another house, then left them with my phone number so that we can stay in contact in the future. I told them that house hunting in "competition" was a bonding experience!
I am just so glad to be done with the hunting part.
Next weekend is the actual moving. Any volunteers?


The Duke Family said...

I like the new house. We need to get together before you move away. I can't believe that so long has passed! I have a my own car now and can travel, so holler at me.
Love you and miss you,

Carrie said...

I am so excited for you! I love the cabinet with the glass front and the bar area.
It is so like you to become such fast friends and hunting companions with someone you just met. You are great!
Love you and can't wait to see it! I think Corey will be here next weekend so hopefully we can help you!

EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

It is so cute!! Can't wait to see y'all tomorrow-come over early and spend the whole day with me!

Kelsey and Travis said...

Love it! It is really adorable. I think the Lord has really blessed you with this one.

Anonymous said...

oh it's CUTE! Are you closer to the Southside?