Saturday, May 16, 2009

A New Home

Since the last posting, things have changed dramatically! We will have our new home on Tuesday the 19th!!!

I'm not sure what happened really other than saying that God did it all. I have no other explanation for it.

We got a contract....way under priced.
We countered.....buyer accepted.
Buyer ordered inspection....that didn't turn out so great.
House needs 5 piers & termite treatment. (roughly about $5500.00 that we don't have)
Shopped around, found a man that discounted the piers to $2250.
The termite inspector came BACK out and apologized and said there was no need for a treatment. ($1050.00 back in our pockets)
We then sign off on everything, and it's ready to go.
Piering starts this Monday, we close on Tuesday.
The bank for the new home, gave us the key on Friday without us even owning it.
Found out they do not handle the escrow. UH OH! Never done that before.
Good news with that is our house payment WILL NOT CHANGE from what it is right now. We will just have to pay the taxes once a year.

SOOOO....We close Tuesday morning at 10:00am and we are so excited. We cant wait for it to actually happen. Now we have been shopping for new appliances which has been really fun as we are trying to find the lowest price.

God has been so good to us. Friends have been so good to us by covering us in prayer and praying for this to be the right move. It wasn't until we totally surrendered it and gave up that it all happened. God is so good and so in control of things and He is changing our life moment by moment. God rewards those who make a choice to obey His commands. I will personally say, as a human, and as a sinner, it is not easy for me to always do the right thing, or say the right thing, or act in the right way. 2008 was so rough but I committed to Him that I would start fresh, start over, and start a new life that will glorify Him. I want to use our new home to glorify Him in whatever way is possible. If it were not for Him, I would not be blogging this today. I give God all the glory and praise as this has been totally out of MY control and I LOVE IT!!!!


Chad said...

Now we can put another line through the challenge that was give to us. What a long list of trials we have overcome. I still want more.

Linda L said...

I am so happy for you guys! God truly blessed you for being obedient (I love how He does that). Sometimes it like He's just waiting for us to submit and then He pours the blessings over us! I know you'll use your house as an offering to Him and He will bless you for that too. If we don't go out of town next weekend, we'll try to help with the move! Love ya