Thursday, October 30, 2008

"You can anticipate good news..."

We have had an eventful couple of days. Last week, a friend of mine from the YMCA homeschool PE program asked me why I take 'the long way' to Trader Joe's. "Long way?" I say, "What do you mean?" Well apparently, I was putting a lot of time and effort into my drive where I could have just gotten off the freeway 8 miles earlier and had an easier drive with many less traffic lights.

Now, you say, 'Why the heck is she telling me about her route to a grocery store?'

Well, because as we were driving there, we saw a 'for rent' sign... and we decided to stop and take a look. We had actually been taking a look at every house for sale, etc all morning long. I had asked Don to take this route home as well so I could look at this particular house. Don didn't really want to, because it was for rent, instead of for sale, but he humored me and we stopped on the way home.

When we stopped, we were pretty impressed by the area. I checked the back yard, and it was nice and big, and so I called and scheduled an appointment to come and look at it on Saturday, even though she said that she had had many calls on it and it would probably be rented by then. On the way home, Don and I talked about the pros and cons of renting again, etc... and it took a while, but I started to hear things from my husband that I haven't ever heard before. He said that he was worried about us all being in this tiny house for this winter, and that he was starting to feel really restless here, and he wanted to try to live closer to work if he could... on and on. My husband doesn't really talk like that. It was odd. But I really heard him wanting a change. So during nap time I called and asked if we could come look at the house that night.

The house is beautiful. Most of it is the same size as this one, maybe even a bit smaller. BUT... it has a very couple very important features that this house doesn't have. #1: Second bathroom. #2: Laundry room. #3: a HUGE add-on sun room (about 300 sq ft by itself) that we could use as a 'great room, homeschool, office, playroom area' and it has a WALL of huge windows (after three winters in this tiny dark house, that will be HEAVENLY). It is in a less expensive part of town, but right next to the really expensive part of town, so it is in a nice area without the crazy price tag.

We put our application in right away. And today she called to let me know that she was very happy with the results of our application so far, and that we "can anticipate good news tomorrow or Monday".

It happened so very fast. We will be fully moved by Thanksgiving. I am feeling overwhelmed, but I honestly think that it was part providence. I would feel strange getting into it all, but there are so many things that feel like this is the right thing to do... and she offered to sell it to us if we still liked it after 6 months.

We may get everything we want out of that alternate route to a grocery store.

For everything else that is going on, check out my homeschool blog. Homeschooling in the Rose Garden



Sarah said...

I'm so happy for you! I hope everything goes the way you want it

Anonymous said...

Oh thats awesome! You guys are renting the house you're in right now, arent you? I cant wait to see the new place! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! What wonderful news. I look forward to seeing what you do with the new place!

Brie said...

Sounds wonderful! I'll have my fingers crossed for you guys:)

S said...

Wow Val! That is amazing. I've been missing from blogland for awile so I need to catch up on your posts, but wow! I love when things like that just work out for unexplained reasons. Many blessings on your new home!!

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