Saturday, October 25, 2008

In the past week...

Not much has happened. We liked one house but there were renters living in it. SO, the owner asked the renters to move out because she needed to sale it. The renters came back and said they wouldn't move out so that house was completely out of the picture. BUT the same day that we found out that that house was out of the picture we found out the house that we had looked at before and put the offers in (it needed a few things fixed before we could move in). Well, the owner/seller of it is having the plumbing fixed. SO, this morning we went and looked at it again. Jamie and I really want this house. And we put in an offer. It was the same amount as when we walked away from the house and he had accepted it so we'll see.

Last night Jamie and I went to The Dark Night at Fairview. It's a play that the youth and other church members put on. It was so good. I'm glad we got to go last night after Jamie got off.

AND I've created a new blog. It's going to be where I keep track of my books. I'll also be posting verses from the Bible that have caught my attention or lyrics from a song that catches my attention. I will still be posting my verse on here though. So, check it out...

** Sad news ** Mom and Dad's dog, Fudge Butter, passed away this morning. He was a good dog so he'll be missed. :(

Those who want to save their lives will give up true life, and those who give up their lives for me will have true life. -Matthew 16:25 (NCV)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

No go...

Well, after all of that with the house we asked the seller to fix the plumbing, which basically needed to be replaced. And the broken windows. I think that's reasonable but the seller didn't. He came back and said he would not fix anything so we walked away from it. It was so hard and we still would like to have that house but we will not take it unless he fixes those things. So then Thursday our realtor took me by a house and I like it alot. It was 3 bedrooms, 1 and a half bath and so pretty. Jamie went with daddy and the realtor to look at it on Friday and we decided to put a bid in on it. I think we are the only people who can find not one but two people in a row that don't really want to sale. The lady counter offered and we accepted it, we thought it was a good deal. Then she backed out of it.

So, this morning we went and looked at about five or six houses and liked none of them. They were all just okay. Nothing to great. So we are going to keep looking. It's really discouraging but we are trying to keep our heads up. We both trust that when God wants us to find a house that we will. So now it's just waiting till He shows us one. Easier said then done. If we could only afford a little bit more then our choices would be so much better.

Anyhow, just wanted to keep everyone posted on the house hunt. Thanks for reading and please continue to pray for us!

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." -John 14:6

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The house and life...

Well, after going through many offers we finally accepted his counter offer of $87k and him paying closing cost. Jamie and I are excited but now we are worried about the inspection. So, pray for us that the inspection is good and we are ready to buy it. haha.

Through out this process of buying a house and all I've been very upset. Mainly I've just been worried and stressed. When I get like that I just cry. And I realized I hadn't been putting my focus on God. So I turned to Him during this time of stress and worry. I honestly think he showed me a certain song just to remind me that he will carry me through all this and the wonder of it all is He sees me through. That song was Crawl (Carry Me Through) by Superchic(K). Here are the lyrics if you want to read them, they have reminded me how awesome God is.

How long will this take? How much can I go through? My heart, my soul aches I don't know what to do I bend, but don't break Somehow I'll get through Cause I have You And if I had to crawl Well You'd crawl too I stumble and I fall Carry me through The wonder of it all Is You see me through O Lord, where are you? Do not forget me here I cry in silence Can you not see my tears When all have left me And hope has disappeared You'll find me here.

I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised. -Genesis 28:15

Friday, October 10, 2008


Well, be prepared because this is going to be a LONG post. There is so much going on.

First there my health. I've been coughing for the past four weeks and it's driving me crazy. At first it was just a cough. But now it's like congestion. I was going to go to Urgent Care after work today but it would cost $50 to go and then whatever meds they prescribed. So I decided instead to go to CVS and get something tomorrow when we may go look at this house again (more about that later). So we'll see if I can get something to help me feel better.

Then there's work. We've been short handed all week. So everyone has been stressed. On top of being sick I've been in a room by myself some. BUT it's okay because it's Friday and we made it through the week. On Monday we have two new people starting so next week should be a better week.

Next is school. I'm two weeks behind in one of my classes but there is no really late work so it's okay. But then the other class just really stresses me out because of these portfolio's that we have to do. I'm going to get the stuff done in the class I'm behind tomorrow. That's what my afternoon is going to consist of is doing homework. I will not put it off any longer.

Now about the house. Well, Monday we went and looked at a rental with a real estate agent. So we decided to start looking at houses to buy. We looked at about three houses on Monday, went back to two on Tuesday that we had seen on Monday and then looked at like three more. On Monday the second house that we saw we loved. So Wednesday evening, Jamie took my mom, his dad, and his step-mom to see it. They all loved it. The house was for sale for $89,400. We decided to put in an offer of $78,000 (seller pay closing and a warranty) today. It was counter-offered with $85,000 with a no to the closing cost and a warranty. So we went back with $84,000 with closing and there was no counter offer just a no. SO our last offer is $83,000 and we'll pay the closing cost. I hope and pray that the seller accepts that offer but I have to put my trust in God. I've given it to Him and I'm not going to worry about it anymore. We are going tomorrow morning to take my daddy over there since he couldn't go Wednesday evening. Hopefully our agent will know something about the seller either accepting the new offer or refusing it. We shall see.

Some good news is so far in the weight loss effort I've lost 6 pounds. :)

Okay that was long enough so I'm going to get off of here now. I am posting this next verse just to remind myself that God is my very great reward!

"Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward." -Genesis 15:1