Well, I certainly dropped off the radar, didn’t I? It’s been a WHOLE MONTH since I posted here. And right in the middle of a series, to boot. Well, life got a bit scrambled unexpectedly and blogging just had to be put on the back burner. It’s real life, people.
Here’s the short and long of it: we recently received notice from our landlord that they were raising the rent on our property-as in a couple hundred dollars a month (eek!). Not willing to pay the higher price, we started frantically looking for a new “homestead.” Here’s where God is so good. We had wanted to move out of the rental, and figuring we could just use the month-to-month option until we could find the right new home, we’d been looking at rentals and dreaming. There was one we had looked at in January, far too early to actually act upon it. And truthfully, out of our price range. But we used it as a comparison property. You know, one of those, “if we could just find something like this…”
Fast forward to April. We found ourselves suddenly very urgently needing to move. Ready to settle for anything, we started our search process with an online property listing, putting our parameters in to filter results, including price. Well who could have imagined that the first property to show up on the results list would be none other than the one we really liked. And it was a new price.
Well, we made an appointment, checked out the house, and sure enough it was everything we were hoping for. The price was still a little high, but as we began to speak to the homeowners we sensed they were very interested in working with us. After some discussion we agreed on a doable monthly rent, and a great long-term lease option! GOD PROVIDES! He cares about the little details, truly he does.
So this last month has been consumed with finishing school for the kids, packing the old house, and relocating across town. All without losing my mind. We made it! (At least I’m pretty sure my mind is still intact! lol~)
Sooo – my dear friends, we’ll get back in the saddle now. I’ve got the series, 5 Weeks, 5 Challenges: Do More of What Makes You Holy to complete. And I have a few other great posts up my proverbial sleeve, including a giveaway (whoo-hoo!)!