In my last post I told you about how our house sold very quickly after we listed it, but that we only had a short time to find a new house and fulfill conditions on it.
We had 2.5 weeks total to get it all done! For the first whole week, the house we loved was conditionally sold to someone else. But those conditions fell through and as soon as the house became available again, before its status on our real estate list even changed, we put our own offer on it! The offer was accepted and we had about a week to get the home inspection done, get the well water tested, and secure finances and insurance. I wasn’t too worried because I knew that if God wanted it to happen it would, but I was a bit impatient with all of the waiting, and I was a bit nervous that God would say no to this house.
Thankfully, everything fell into place perfectly! The day after our realtor got the water sample, the furnace in the new house failed and the water had to be turned off before pipes froze until the furnace is repaired. So she got the sample just in time! The house inspection was great, and we had no trouble fulfilling the rest of the conditions. We found out early on a weekend morning (I can’t remember if it was Saturday or Sunday, now) that we had everything in place and my husband literally woke me up by running into the room and jumping on the bed to tell me, haha!
In about 5 weeks we’ll be moving into our dream forever house!
The house we purchased is an old farmhouse built around the turn of the century (one report says 1875 but I’m not sure if that’s precise or estimated) and is on almost 3.5 acres. It’s about 20 minutes closer to my husband’s work, which is a huge blessing as he drives about an hour each way in good weather now. It’s only a town away from where we are now so we’ll be able to continue attending our church, which we love. The kids will also be able to stay with their Scouts group. The land has a mixture of yard space and trees and the kids are already planning out tree forts and swings. I’m excited that I’ll be able to have a little office/craft room, more kitchen storage, and there’s a pantry/freezer room! My husband is excited about the garage..we don’t have one now, and it’s no fun to have to clear snow off of the car in the dark on winter mornings!
It’s going to be a busy few weeks before we move and I’m sure they’ll fly by!