Tuesday, November 2, 2010

chaos chaos chaos... new house.

It has clearly been a long time since I’ve blogged… but with good reason. This past month has been total chaos. When I last blogged, we had made an offer on a house that we liked… but we didn’t really love it. We didn’t have that… feeling when we first walked in the door. We were negotiating on the price with the homeowner, and we were kind of struggling because we didn’t love it. We just wanted to make it work.

Well… so then we went to see another house… and we did have that feeling. We loved it. It was everything we’d been looking for.

And now we live there.

Amazingly, it’s only been 3 weeks and a few days since we went to see the house. We made an offer, negotiated quickly, found a mortgage company that could help us close in 2 weeks instead of a month, closed, and moved in.

The floor plan is awesome, and it feels gigantic to us… even though it’s really only about 300 square feet bigger than our NRH house. It has a formal living and dining, a giant master closet, an island kitchen with tons of storage, a long driveway, an almost-quarter-acre lot, a big backyard… and yellow walls. For some reason, the old homeowners painted every wall in the house yellow before moving. So… we’ll be painting. Even with the yellow walls, though, this house is an answer to our prayers. We just love it.

Of course, right now, we are mostly living out of boxes. I’ve unpacked some dishes and most clothes, and everything else is still in a box or a force-flex bag. I’m not the tidiest person in the world, but I definitely like organization. This, my friend, is NOT organization. It brings back fun near-panic-attack feelings like I always have when I’m out of control.

Anyway, I have a lot of pictures of the house, but I haven’t had time to upload them or do anything fun like that. I hope to have a picture post soon… because our new house is just lovely.

Thank you, Lord!