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.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The never-ending home search....

I kind of feel like I've been searching for a home for years now, since we've done it several times in the last few years....rentals and to buy. Today we are heading to Miami again to look at a few houses. We placed an offer on a home just Monday, but the owner had already accepted another offer so we lost out on that one. Yesterday Karl set up to look at houses today....then another one came on the market yesterday afternoon that is just like the one we bid on earlier in the week, same model and everything.....only better in some ways. The price is lower, it's pool is enclosed where as the other one wasn't, there is a trussed porch and the other had no covering at all....the inside is not as 'nice' but that doesn't matter so much. The kitchen cabinets are not as upgraded nor are the floors and other cabinetry in the house but who needs fancy anyway? ;) The pool looks large in the picture, but I guess we'll see today if the realtor was able to squeeze in a viewing...I haven't heard what the status is on that yet. Either way, we'll definitely be looking at it, even if it's not until the weekend or next week. It does have one bedroom less than the other one, but apparently the owners of the other house had added a 5th bedroom by enclosing a section of the master bedroom. It made a pretty small room, but that's probably what we would do, add on and have the two littlest girls share the smaller room. It would be closest to our bedroom too, which is good since they're the youngest. Anyway, that's all if we even like it the best and actually get it if we make an offer....lots of ifs. So, praying today that one of them will be what we need and that we can get this taken care of soon....it's getting close to baby time and we need to close on a house and be ready to move by the time the lease is up November 1....and I, of course, prefer to get it all done before baby is here because it will just be that much harder to do afterwards. Prayers are appreciated....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Prayers coming your way. We moved a few weeks after my 4th son was born, and my oldest was only 4. Looking back, I'm not sure how we got it all done other than by God's intervention. It was a whirlwind of an experience as it was our 3rd move within a few years but somehow it all worked out. I am confident you will get it all accomplished - don't be shy to ask for help though. Even the smallest help can be the biggest. God bless! Shelley