Saturday, April 05, 2008
Eeks! Absent from Blogland again. Good ol' Debra, instead, has been flaking off and well... drum roll..... she's been buying a farmhouse!
Yes, Tom and I have decided to 'go for it.' To seek to buy the farmhouse I told you about, and the owners have accepted our offer. I don't know if it's kosher to say for how much, but since it's my blog I'll tell you-- the settled price is $84,500.... for a house and a barn and fruit trees and a garden and 3.8 beautiful country acres. After all the searching we did online, that was a blessing from God to find--and that's why I'm sharing it with you--to give Him credit.
We contacted our real estate agent, Cher, who sold our last house for us--it would be impossible for there to be a more reliable, more trustworthy agent on Earth. (I mentioned similar words to her while Tom and I signed piles of papers and by the emotion in her voice, I saw she felt blessed. I love touching people with sincere words.) We also contacted the Best Carpenter on Earth, Glen, and he and his brother and Cher met us out at the house on Tuesday to wander through it and so Glen could write-up some estimates on nifty changes we'd like to make.
Our offer is contingent upon the results of the inspection so we won't know for absolute certain about all this for ten days, or so. But everything looks and feels, well, amazing.
In fact, within my head, I'm already living inside that farmhouse. Already I've painted every wall soft Easter shades of blue or green and nearly all the furniture and knick-knacks are variances of white. I take my walks outside and, instead of glimpsing these houses too-close-together and cars and bare-branched trees, I'm doing more decorating and double-checking all the light, airy details in my soon-to-be Victorian-like 1880's farmhouse... gazing out the back windows to a happily-rescued dog and some contented chickens... and playing Laura Ingalls Wilder.
(Insert Twilight Zone music here.)
Anyway, so now you know what I've been up to. That, and making all sorts of lists with Tom about stuff we'll need to buy or do before this next winter (rather complicated, it appears, to live a simple country life!)... and reminding him (the family worry-wart) that if this truly is God's idea, then He will work out all the myriad details. All that remains is for us to cooperate with Him each slow step--and not to run ahead in impatience or cower in corners of worry.
If this truly is God's plan, then it will be a good one. If it's not, then He'll let us know before it's too late. Of that, I'm certain.
I loved all your comments to my last post... appreciated your own stories so much!