Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Last Day and a Postponement

Today is our last day here, here.  We will be staying at my in laws from tonight until we leave for our trip(aiming for August 1st).  Tomorrow we'll be back to clean though and then that's it.

Tomorrow was suppose to be our closing but you know how these thing go.  The lender wanted some more paperwork last minute from the buyer.  So we are now shooting for a closing next week. Prayers appreciated in this area.

We were already in the middle of moving everything out and half our furniture was gone( sitting in a camp chair in the living room as I type) and the rest we had scheduled to be taken today.  So we didn't really feel like we could stay here till closing and  are proceeding as originally planned.

The basement is now totally cleared out along with the attic, so just 2 more levels to go!

 Too. Much. Stuff.

Many Blessing,
The Mama

Monday, June 29, 2015

T minus 3 Days

Wow, it's really been a whirlwind around here lately.  Here is a picture of our foyer full of boxes from the attic that needed sorted-

And it was filled up two times after this with even more boxes/totes.

About 95% of it was given away.

The 1st Goodwill drop off I felt a sudden pang of panic.

The totes of kids clothes from the past 15 years were gone.

We were all in.

No turning back, no turning back.

"I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back."

Philippians 3:14

The wall hangings and knick knacks have been taken down too.  All except a couple things in Little Misses room.  I am having a hard time with that for some reason.

But we only have today and tomorrow to sort.  Then Weds is moving day.  Which for us means moving stuff to the trailer and others are coming to get anything they called dibs on(mainly furniture).

Thursday and Weds will be cleaning days too since we turn over the keys at 3:30 on Thursday.

It feels more real but still not fully wrapping my mind around it.  Only 2 more night in this house.


When we bought this house we thought we'd be here till we died.  

"We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps." Proverbs 16:9

We got word today that the appraisal came back fine, which is what we were anticipating given the feedback from the appraiser.

Ok, better get back to work! Just wanted to give everyone a quick update.

Many Blessings,
The Mama

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Quick note to thank everyone for the prayers for our appraisal this past Monday!  The inspector was a Christ follower also and loved to hear about the adventure we are about to embark on.  He also talked about various members of his family who are pastors and about his faith.  It was awesome!

There didn't appear to be any issues that will come up and he said that the report will be done in a week.  He thought that the July 2nd closing date may be pushing it but wasn't positive.  But we are proceeding with what info we have and that's that our closing is still scheduled for next Thursday.


Holy Crapola that's soon...

Been trying to go through things but we've been dealing with some sick kids this last week and Baby Girl only wants me.  So we've been using the front carrier a lot but that limits how much bending I can do.  I did tackle the homeschool cabinet today.  

Here is what it looked like before

See why I have been avoiding it?

Feeling a little overwhelmed and it's been surreal.  It hasn't sunk in yet. I took things off the walls and shelves today so that made it feel a bit more real.

Ok, got to hit the hey.  Bubba is leaving for a 3 day missions trip early tomorrow.  Pray that him and the others have a safe trip and that he can be the hands and feet of Jesus to others.  

Many Blessings,
The Mama

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Family Pictures!

I was drawn for a free Mom and Me session with a local photographer. It's the lady who did Baby Girl's newborn photos actually.  And since Hubby was at the photo shoot to help corral kids, the photographer was gracious enough to let him jump in for a family pic-

Many, Many Blessings,
The Mama

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Inspection Results

So we got through the inspection!  In the end the buyers asked us to take care of a couple electrical issues and that's it.  The repair guy is coming today so that will be done.

We are still waiting on our house to be appraised.  We thought we'd hear from them Tuesday to set up a time but still have no word.

The hard part is that I have been waiting to go through some things and get rid of furniture till after appraisal.

Our closing is set for Thursday July 2nd so I really got to kick it into high gear!!!  That's 14 days!!

And you know how it is.  you want to have everything out a day or two before so you can clean.  And then the new owners will have their final walk through 24 hours beforehand.  So that really leaves like 11-12 days to get stuff sorted and out of here. Of course we still have regular life going on too-jobs to go to, baseball games 3x a week, church camp, mission trips, nursing a 6 month old baby whose going through a growth spurt(meaning she is nursing all the time right now), birthdays, corralling a toddler, fixing meals(ok, we've been eating out a lot. you got me there),etc.  Can't regular life just pause when something like this is happening??

I've kind of disconnected myself from the emotional aspect of all this. I've had to just focus on what needs to be done.  The tears will come later...

On a more cheerful note-here is Baby Girl's 6 month picture:

She's babbling a lot more and just learned to shake her head.  

Many Blessings,
The mama

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A Praise and a Prayer

The good news-

Our sidewalks were replaced by the city 8 years ago when we first moved in and it was a hefty bill that the homeowner's had to foot.  We made payments up until our very last one which fell right when Hubby had lost his job in 2012.  So that payment got put as a lien on our house.  We went to go ahead and pay it off today and were told it had already been paid through our escrow account and was taken care of!  That was $500 we didn't have to spend!!  Praise God!

The bad news-

Just heard that the title company is running a week behind which holds pretty much everything up( besides the inspection which is already scheduled).  Can you pray that things get sped up at the title company and that they get to our stuff sooner than expected?

Many Blessings,

The Mama

Monday, June 8, 2015


So we got great news today(our family understandably thinks it's awful).  The buyer's lender is not requiring an FHA inspection!!!

Talk about 'An Act of God' !!  

*insert happy dance*

Our buyer is still getting an inspection though.  That's fine with us.  It's actually the same guy that we had inspect the house when we bought it.  He'll be here on Monday.  

I was busy pricing title insurance today along with doing some deacon duties for a family at our church.  I got a very basic grocery list done and Hubby is out now shopping for me as I feed Baby Girl.  

Little Miss is staying a few days with Grandma so I can try to get more done in the house(that's code for get rid of crap).  

I have decided to focus on the house 1st and then the trailer after that.  There is a lot to do but it will get done.

I was greatly reminded of this today:

I told him and he heard!!!  Keep the prayers coming everyone!  

Many Blessings,
The Mama