Mont put a For Sale sign on our boulevard in May last year. We/he felt we needed to find a new home. Not sure exactly why but he did. We had our eye on a house across town actually right across from Mike and Amy (Monts twin bro & his new wife) and built by his Uncle Murray. I thought it could work out but wasn't too eager for it to...when that house sold and nothing else on the market appealed to us, the For Sale by Owner sign came down. No big deal, we had a small mortgage utility bills as well were inexpensive and things were good as they were in that home we loved. It was a great little place, inexpensive in all ways and cozy for our little family. We decided we could stick around for another few years no prob. So when September rolled around and these new neighbors and friends extended the offer to me I said no we're content where we are at, we are good. Mont took Kinlee and I to Great Falls for my Birthday that weekend and I said nothing to Mont, not purposely just out I sight out of mind more than anything. Mont had expressed often to Dawn and Russ how much he loves this house, he even made an offer to the previous owners when they staked the ground with a for sale sign in 2011, that offer was declined and gladly so it was steep! Mont has reason to be passionately after this house, he grew up in this house from age 12-19 he lived here, his parents built it in 1993 and since his dad is a Mason it's an all entirely covered brick solidly built home. 20 years old with only minor cosmetic upgrades needed. Anyway, so we had a fantastic weekend away for my birthday virtually stress free. It wasn't until we were about 30 minutes away from getting back home that I remembered Dawn's offer for us to have first dibs on the house as they were looking to move in to the city. It was then 3 days after her offer to me that I even mentioned it to Monty. He was driving so he immediately had me dialing their number to set up an appt to make an offer ASAP. That was set up for the following night. We had Mike and Amy sit at our house as Kinlee was in bed and it was the start of her first days of Grade one and her school night routine and bedtime is rigid and early. I was a basket case this particular week...I did NOT need more added to my plate of stress and sadness. I turned another year older, got another huge evidence of a fail on growing our family (again!) and I was sending my baby off to full day school!! It was already pushing me to the brink of an emotional level I couldn't bottle up. Sooo we met with Dawn and Russ. Sat down feeling much too formal, and Mont made his offer. We headed back home 30 minutes later and over the next few days Mont was on the edge of his seat waiting for a response to find out if they had they accepted our offer, or not. I on the other hand was barely treading water and on the brink of emotionally drowning. Well, finally the call came and Mont was grinning from ear to ear for days! Then came the approval process on another mortgage, a meeting with a Realtor, paper work like you wouldn't believe, numbers were crunched and Monts excitement only escalated especially when everything was approved and things fell in to place. Rather quickly. I wasn't ready for such things and I was in no place in my life at the time to jump up or joy on anything. I was really just so sad! I missed being a mom to a child (children) at home all day, I was busy with business stuff a few subbing jobs here and there but over all my heart was just broken and I was anything but happy with the house details and process. Still didn't want it. I feel it was the right thing as Mont did but it frightened me a little. I was scared we wouldn't really have enough money each month as we would still own the other house and bills in every way would be larger and what of thy were hard to meet. I was afraid of losing the close knit bond we had gained over years and years in a tiny house as a young couple and then a baby too. I didn't want to lose that over a house purchase. A 1600 sq foot home with way more space and room. And I was just a downer Debbie the whole month of September. Less than 6 weeks later we were completely moved in to this house and our address went from 115 to 150, the only change we made in our big move across the street. And now that that whirlwind is over and I've kind of made some progress on making the house of brick an home we can call ours...I guess I'll post some pics and finally share this lovely story of our sudden move....and my attitude change...I have grown to LOVE this house...like I said the changes to the house are all cosmetic...and there's still one living room that needs a couch set (1st pic below) but otherwise we were able to furnish this house just fine. It's an amazing home with everything and more ... Things I love or will love ...
Storage/cold room with shelving galore
A/C in the summer
3 bathrooms, 1 in the master bed
Garage AND Car port
Side deck AND front porch
Gorgeous Bay Window Dining area
Yellow walls, already painted fresh when we moved in!
We received our bedroom set, a huge solid rectangle shaped therapy trampoline, a double bed and a dresser WITH the house purchase which we got for over 50 grand less than it appraises at
Large back yard WITH a fire put
Gorgeous treed lot mostly fenced in for privacy
Oh man I could go on but I just have to say how thankful I am for how fortunate we were to make friends with these neighbors to get the chance to buy this house for cheap and for a husband who always just seems to know the right things to say and the right thing to do. We love our new place and we have been super blessed p get great renters in our other house too. I love how the Lord looks out for his people and directs us in to the right places and situations at the exact right times. We feel so blessed and we than the Lord every day for his hand directing our every step. We love Him, we love our new home, we love our life, blessings, little family and so much more! Here's a virtual tour of our new to us home (if you want clearer pictures click on the pic...I blog from my phone for convenance and time factors...sooo for some reason blogpress can't get the pix clear, grr)!
We are so happy here!!
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