Wednesday, October 30, 2013

SOLD! and moving on...

It's official....as of today! Papers are signed and we are no longer home owners!  I never thought I would be SO happy to say that lol  We didn't tell many people but an investor came through the neighborhood early this month and made a cash offer on our house.  It wasn't asking price but it covered what we owed plus closing costs plus what we put into it after the renters moved out.  We said yes immediately.  God is good!  We were supposed to close last Friday but of course, it got pushed back...to today.  I'm just so thankful that it's over.  I really thought it was never going to happen.  This has been a long long drawn out process between moving out, renting it out, having crazy renters, fixing their messes and putting it on the market just hoping we had enough savings to last until it sold.  And now...it's gone!  Yes it was our first home but I really think we emotionally disconnected from the house after the first time we put it on the market 3 years ago....so it's all good :)

I usually consider myself a pretty patient person but man oh man has God tested my patience and shown me how little I actually had over the past year and a half.  But through this time, my relationship with Him has grown stronger and I'm thankful for that.  I've learned to truly rely on Him and to praise Him in the good times and the bad.  And also to take one month at a time instead of trying to plan ahead so far in advance which only increases my anxiety.

So as we close that chapter of our lives, we will be moving on and hopefully making better decisions.  Just a couple of weeks ago, I was throwing myself quite the pity party.  "Oh woe is me, what are we going to do..." We knew we didn't want to be in the apartment over the holidays because let's face it...it's a little boring and not "home" at all.  But there really isn't anything on the market and we don't want to settle the next time we make a huge decision like that plus we have a lot of debt and didn't figure anyone would give us the time of day for a mortgage.  Throw in some "I want a baby but we live in a one bedroom apartment and have no other options..." and you've got yourself a good tear-filled night.  (Poor Darren lol)  The next day, I got a call from my mom saying that her friend had an empty two bedroom, two bathroom condo (almost twice the size of our apartment!) in a nice neighborhood literally 5 minutes from my work and it would cost about the same as what we are paying now.  She was going to list it for rent the next day.  I think God was saying "see, Melissa....don't doubt me!"  So needless to say, we are moving....again :)  We've decided to go ahead and rent for a couple of years (possibly).  Our next course of action will be to pay down our debt and build up our savings before buying another home.  If a baby works it's way into that plan, then it is more than welcome :)

I'm so excited and I feel like this is really where God wants us to be.  We can make this place our home for a while until He directs us otherwise.  I can't wait to post pictures of my decorating because you KNOW I've already got lots of plans :)  I'm actually going to start painting this weekend so I can get it done before we move in.  We have to be out of our apartment by Nov. 25....right before Thanksgiving of course but I'm totally ok with that.  We'll probably actually be out the week before anyway.  I've edited a few of my Italy pictures so I'm excited to get those printed on canvas to display our own art from a memorable trip.

Anyway.  Yay!

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  1. HURRAY!!!!!! Congrats on the selling, that's a relief. There are plenty more homes out there for your future family!

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    1. Thanks! HUGE relief! And when the time comes, I'm sure we'll find the right house. I'm not going to be in a hurry for that though...hopefully my husband is on the same page there lol

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  2. Oh my gosh, what a whirlwind that must have been. And I know you've had your hands full with that house. I'm glad you are moving on literally and emotionally. Congrats on finding a new place for same rent and twice the room...that's awesome!

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    1. Thanks :) Whirlwind indeed. I'm just glad things are going to settle down. I'm not a run, run, run, rush, rush, rush kind of person at all. I'm a homebody and I like to just relax.

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  3. Congratulations on selling your house! I'm glad that is one less thing for you to worry about!

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