Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, September 15, 2008

Showing the house..

As you know, we are moving into our new house at the end of October...as long as things go as planned. Our landlord is trying to find someone to rent this house, since we're leaving. I got a call yesterday from his realtor saying someone wanted to look at it at 11am today. So, we spent the afternoon yesterday just picking up clutter, cleaning bathrooms, etc. And this morning I cleaned all the floors. We still do have some 'stacks' in our 'school room' but they were at least neat, not teetering and in danger of falling over. It's interesting showing a house while still living in it! We never had to do that with our Florida home. I don't know if they liked it or not, since we left while they were here, but I hope they want it. It would help our landlord out to get someone in here as soon as we leave.

We went to 'our house' on Saturday; the owners were having a garage sale and had let us know about it. They had a snow blower Karl had already agreed to buy, and they're gonna leave it in the garage for us. They certainly won't need it in South Carolina where they're moving! I also spotted a canning pot for $1...she had some jars too but had sold them the day before. Karl and I had just talked about canning a couple days before that. I've been wanting to try canning some vegetables, or making homemade jam or applesauce. Now, I'm one step closer to being able to do that. I need to go to the Goodwill store to try and find some jars.

While we were at the house, the neighbor boy came over...it turns out he is in the 6th grade and he has a sister in the 3rd grade...so the kids got to meet them. They played the whole time between our back yards...Charles (that's the boy) likes Bionicles like Logan, so they played with those some. And Hailey and Natalie (the girl) seemed to get along well too. The kids also introduced our kids to the neighbor boy across the street, Kurt. So, they have some built in friends; yeah! We have never lived anywhere that we had neighbor kids that were the same age and gender as our kids...we're very excited! Corbin just tagged along, no little one for him, but the 'big' boys played with him and he had fun anyway. :) Something else funny...the father's name is Carl and he also works at Harris...we did not get to meet him, but we met the mom and her name is Marianne...she was very nice.

Well, that's about it. We have to get a snack and watch our daily (almost) dose of Little House on the Prairie now.

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Growing up, my dad was a housing contractor, so we would move every couple of years(within our town) whenever my folks decided to build a new spec house. It was fun getting to decorate a new room all the time, but we became very familiar with showing lived in homes. It's a hassle! Pretty weird too, thinking that there are people poking around your house, opening closets and things.

This was my first year of food preservation. I froze rather than canned, but we did applesauce, tomato soup, salsa, pears and peppers. It was a lot of fun(and a ton of work!!).

What a huge blessing to have friends before you even move in. That is certainly God going before you to prepare the way!!