Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Move Update

Everything is moving along around here.  In less than two weeks, I should be moved into a new house!  We should close on our house here this week or early next week.  Then we have 30 days to turn over the house to the new owner.  The moving company will be here today to do a walk through and a survey of our things.  They will be moving us the week of June 21st. 

Michael put an offer on our new home and asked for us to rent it until we closed on it.  The sellers agreed so we take possession of that home on June 21st.  That means I won't have to live in a campground!  It was harder than I thought to have him look at the house without me.  He wanted me to go down and see it before we put an offer on it.  Our schedule here just didn't allow for that.  I encouraged him to put the offer in without me seeing it.  At first he was unwilling, and then the threat of camping brought him to his senses!  The funny part about the whole thing was this was the only house in the whole area that didn't have any inside pictures on the MLS listing!  I spent my weekend asking him questions about it.  Finally, after a few days the realtor did send us a lot of pictures.  It looks wonderful, and I am thankful. 

The very things that were tugging on my heart strings about leaving in our home are all present and most of them are better in the new home.  I was sad because I loved the new configuration of our living room, dining room, and kitchen.  It had a great room feel, and I have always wanted a great room.  Guess what the new house has?  A great room!!!  Just recently I decided I would love a screened in porch.  I don't even think I shared that with Michael, but it became an unspoken desire.  Guess what the new house has... a small screened in porch!  Our neighbor has demanded that our brand new stainless steel appliances stay with our house.  I was sick over this part of the deal.  I have cried buckets of tears.  Michael and I have fought more over the leaving of these appliances than anything about the whole move.  Let's just say you shouldn't mess with a woman and her new appliances.  In the end, I realized that it was the only way to seal the deal and I gave up my appliances.  Guess what the new house has?  Nicer appliances then the ones we have here!  (Yes, I had to beg forgiveness over that one)!  The list goes on and on. 

I can't wait to share our new home with y'all.  It doesn't need renovations because it is already finished and it is only 5 years old.  It does need decorating and landscaping.  That is the fun part so we are excited about that.  Michael is already making plans on the furniture that he wants to build to go into the new home.  There is still a lot to be accomplished here in the next few weeks.  I look forward to sharing it as we go!

grace and peace,
julie

6 comments:

Carmen C. said...

I'm crying tears of joy right now!!! I am SO happy for you and your family, and the new house sounds WONDERFUL, can't wait to see it!!!! I was kind of worried earlier when you mentioned renting for a year, and I kept thinking about how hard renting would be after you had owned for so long, I know I wouldn't like it, so I'm glad you won't be doing that, and God does answer prayers, this is a great example!!!! ((BIG HUGS)) so happy for ya:)

Marci said...

Oh Julie, I am so glad that things are coming together for you. Looking forward to pictures!!

~ Jackie said...

Congratulations! I just want to know how you could taunt us with such an exciting post, and not share any of the pictures!!??

Kristy Quinn said...

How exciting Julie! God is so good!! :)

Concetta said...

I am so happy for you my Jules!!! I had no doubt that Michael would do an excellent job! Congratulations! God is so faithful and so good!
Love you,
Concetta

Andrea Cherie said...

I CAN'T wait to see pics of your new place!! So much good news and happy surprises! Awesome!