Thursday, August 13, 2009

If You Ever Want to Make God Laugh...

Then tell Him your plans! : ) Yeah, this is a lesson I learn over and over again...

You see, my latest "plan" was to finish out our school year, get our pre-qual and spend the summer finding "THE" house and moving all in time to start our new school year... I'm SO funny, aren't I?... : )

So here I sit at my computer, in the same place it was when we finished out the school year, outside in my van are the three baskets of books that I picked up from our resource teacher yesterday afternoon. I have a schedule book and curriculum ready to go through and schedule... school starts on the 24th. I am SO NOT READY... and house hunting is HIGHLY overrated... But thanks be to God that He is still sitting on His throne on high watching over each and every one of us.

So "THE" house has failed to show itself yet... we've made 5 different offers on houses we thought could possibly be "it", but as it turned out, apparently weren't... and after a 90 day moratorium placed on foreclosures took place mid-June, the number of available houses has slowly ground to a halt... While in the past month to eight weeks there has been a house here or there to look at, nothing that "spoke" to me... It's been frustrating, to say the least... and then we have the news telling us that the economy is "looking up" because there haven't been as many foreclosures in the past couple of months... HELLO??!! Does it occur to these people that there was a 90 day STAY on foreclosures placed, oh, I don't know... A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO??!! OF COURSE there has been a slow down in foreclosures! sheesh...

Anyway, our beautiful friend and realtor is doing her best to find us the right home, putting the work out to all of her realtor connections that her family of 7 needs to find a home NOW... : ) bless her heart! I'm not sure if her diligence and anxiousness to find us a home isn't fueled by her wanting to be rid of us! lol... seriously, she and I have been ALL OVER this town... please pray for her! In the mean time, we have learned all kinds of new information about buying homes and tricks of the trade... our goal (and hopefully God's) now is to hopefully find something before November 30, in order to qualify for the $8000 rebate for first time buyers, from the federal government.... Mid September, the 90 day stay will be up, and it is expected that there will be a lot more homes flooded on to the market again... again, good news for us... so, all hope is NOT lost : ) I have taken to asking St. Therese to send me 3 pink roses to the right house... I've never been this specific with a Saint request, but I know others that have, so I figured it couldn't hurt to put it out there... I know that she is praying for us regardless, because I have asked... "Big house, big yard, safe area to raise my family...."

So, that's what I've been up to all summer. Some days are better than others, and I don't always feel too inspired to write, but I have missed my blog... I'm trying not to get too down and trust God knows what He's doing : ] often easier said than done.... but I'm a work in progress! Any and all prayers offered on our behalf are very much appreciated!




5 comments:

Molly said...

You've been tagged!!

Linda said...

You got it! It's worth the wait.
blessings...L

Linda said...

Wow, Lee, I feel so bad for you! That is a bold request to make though, and I admire your faith.
hugs through this~ i'm looking forward to reading how things turn out!

Delena said...

Just came across your blog! LOVE IT!

the Mom said...

Where have you gone? We miss you.