Sunday, January 10, 2010

Janie Finds a New Porch!!!

What a busy three days we have had!

We traveled to Abilene on Thursday afternoon in frigid temperatures to resume our house hunt. We braved sub-freezing temps again on Friday to get out and look at several houses there we had been scouting online. B-b-b-b-r-r-r-r! Here's a little tip for any of you trying to sell a house - always leave the utilities on when showing your house! We went in to all sorts of houses, but the ones that were vacant and had no electricity (i.e., no heat) were not very appealing.

After seven houses, we were ready to go back to one we had already fallen in love with when we looked at it the Monday after Christmas. Bless our realtor's heart, she was a good sport about trekking around in the arctic temperatures (with a nasty headcold, no less) to show us all these other properties when we knew in our hearts we were going to make an offer on the one she had already found for us.

After seeing what was on the market, we were more than eager to make an offer on 897 Davis, a darling little "cottage" only four blocks from the house where I spent my childnood. We were thrilled when we heard back from the realtor at 10:00 pm that the Seller accepted our offer for two reasons: 1) we heard from our realtor that we had a solid offer on our house in Pampa Friday morning; and 2) we had already scheduled a home inspection for 10:00 o'clock the next morning. That inspection, I am happy to say, went very well. So, we are truly under contract on both houses!

This experience has been most overwhelming. In our wildest dreams, we never imagined that things would happen so quickly! In this economy, at this time of the year, in our situation, this has truly been an answer to so many prayers!

I will be posting more photos of the new house soon! There will be plenty of "before and after" pictures, trust me. Closing date is set for January 28th, so it won't be long until Eddie and I are busy making this little cottage our very own. We are of the frame of mind that this will be our last house - the home that will shelter us through to our final days together on this earth.

Thanks to all of you who have sent words of encouragement and lifted a prayer for us. We can truly see God's Hand in everything that is happening and we are trusting Him to lead us on to our new home!

Warm Hugs,


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