Friday, September 18, 2009

SOLD (if everything goes as planned)

Well, we went on the market September 10th at 11pm. We had 2 contracts Saturday morning and we accepted one of those. Monday, the buyer decided not to buy our house because she didn't have childcare and didn't want her kids to walk to & from school without an adult, she wants them to ride the bus, but we live 1.5 blocks from school (she works and is a single mom.)

So Monday we are back on the market and had people lined up to see our house. Tuesday evening we had 3 contracts to look at. We picked one of them and we now close both houses on October 23rd.

I can't believe how God answered our prayers. He more than provided for our needs. We thought for sure that we would have 2 house payments for a while. Other homes in the area have been on the market for several months or longer! Our realtor said it must be a record, 5 Contracts in 5 Days. I am just thanking GOD that this happened for us. Oh and the seller of the new house is putting on a NEW ROOF next week at no additional cost to us! Can you say AMEN!!!


Bedroom, bath, laundry

Well, these rooms speak for themselves. The boys room had to be de-cluttered, so did the laundry room. Kathy came over after church and helped in the boys room by dusting, picking up toys, and arranging the shelves. Now they look great!

Living, Dining, Office, & Sewing Room

In these areas, we just had to clean up and remove stuff. Aaron cleaned the office all by himself. Kristen came over one day and helped clean the sewing room.(Thank you so much) I could not have done it alone. Then we had to vaccum and dust everything. And it looks great!

master bedroom & bath

In this room, we put in new carpet, sanded and painted all the wood, painted the walls, put up crown moulding. I scrubbed the shower with acidic cleaner. And of course we got all of our junk out :) I LOVE IT. I am going to do the exact same thing in our new house. Hanging crown moulding wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be either (especially with a nail gun, haha). I am very proud of Aaron and myself!!! Way to go


This is it. Our finished kitchen. We put in a backsplash, new countertops, appliances, moved a cabinet, textured and painted. I love it. Now we are moving :( But, I know that we did a good job and we can do it again!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Getting our house ready

Ok, I know what you are thinking "How in the World can this house be ready to sell in a few days?" Believe me I am wondering the same thing. But we do not have a choice. If we don't want to make 2 house payments then we have too! I know it can be done. Thank goodness that Labor day is Monday. I decided to take a few pictures of the mess here, to remember later. Today our bedroom carpet is being installed and the handyman came to fix my ceiling in the kitchen all at the same time. But it is none too soon, let me tell you. I need to get all of this done as quickly as possible. Hopefully it will go smoothly?!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Our New Home (next month)

We are buying a new house!!

Ok, here are the details

  • 2.5 acres,
  • 3 bds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living rooms
  • Kitchen/dining combo
  • Huge 24 x 30 Workshop w/contrete floor
  • a well house, gardens, pergala, 1960's storm shelter and a huge deck
  • 1 mile from Family (we could ride our bikes or walk thru the farmer's field)

We have been looking for a long time and were pre-approved in July. We looked at this house August 30 and put a bid on it the next day. We didn't do a contigency for our current home to sell. Aaron and I were afraid that we would lose this home because there were 2 other offers, so we took our chances. We even upped the asking price so that we could get it. Our closing date is October 30th and hopefully we will have a contract on our current home and not have to pay 2 Mortgages. Now we have to get our house ready to sell. Our goal is Tuesday the 8th of September. So we have labor day weekend to get cleaned up and move a lot of stuff to Kathy's garage. (Thank you Kathy So Much)