Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Big News! (No, I'm not pregnant)

So, um, yeah, it looks like we're buying a house!

Soooo... think back... way back to, well, yesterday, when I was posting about wanting to do some touch-ups around the house. Because, after all, let's be honest, not like we were going to get into a house any time in the near future.

Well, my Dad calls me up on Tuesday afternoon - got an interesting phone call. An eldery lady from our church was moving in with her daughter, and her house was one my Dad had built 33 years before. In fact the 1st house he had ever built. He had previously mentioned to her that if she was thinking of selling to please let him know because we might be interested in buying it. Now she is moving in with her daughter (who lives right behind) and is looking to sell the house, are we interested?

Dad popped out to look at the house - pretty decent shape! This afternoon we went and took a look - and we're thrilled! It's a 3 bedroom rancher with a family room and laundry room. It is off of a very busy street (and right across from Tim Hortons!). I took some pictures. Take a look here. I forgot to get a picture of the living room - but it's a nice open floor plan with the kitchen and dining area and living room. And the doors to the family room (right off the living room) close for peace and quiet. It has a huge apple tree in the front yard. And a separate garage with a storage room in the back. We've been pressed for space lately, and with planning for another kid, it was going to get worse.

So the best part of all is that they are selling it to us at a very good price. "After all, with housing prices the way they are these days, how can kids expect to get on their feet?"

This has come at us so fast it's silly, but assuming it passes an inspection, there is no reason not to do it.

Oh, but now we need to sell our townhouse. That's the tricky part. So if you know of someone looking for a nice 3 bedroom townhouse within walking distance of the West Coast Express and two covered parking spots, let us know.

Please pray for us during this whole process that if it is the Lord's will that we buy this house that it all comes together okay.

Oh, and we still need to paint. *grin*


PrincessButtercup said...

Okay so here comes my faith building comment... I prayed for a house that was perfect for me for so long and VOILA God blessed us with it, so... here's my prayer for you that God's will be done, but your hearts desire be fullfilled. That God would give you the things He desires for you and that you would desire what He wants for you to have... I have SUCH an excitement in my heart for you guys!!!

PrincessButtercup said...

PS I just looked at the house and OH MY GOSH it would be so great to see you guys in that space!!!!!!!

PrincessButtercup said...

PSS, your husband is hilarious and I love him to bits!