Friday, September 18, 2009

We're getting a house!

I'm so excited. Last weekend, Shaune and I had a long talk about where we are and were we want to be and cam to a unanimous decison -- we don't want to be here anymore.

This has been building for a while. Many of you saw the post below about our neighbor. The dryers haven't worked the whole time we've lived here, so several nights a week our apartment looks like a clothing store as every doorframe has been claimed as drying space. Our friends downstairs recently moved to a different apartment in a better school district. Etc, etc, etc. This home served its purpose, but it has come to be time to move on.

We started scanning Craigslist and the classifieds for a rental house on Sunday. We started touring on Monday. Last night, we found the "house of our dreams," at least as far as rentals in our price range go!

Compared to where we are now, it's like moving to Martha's Vineyard. It's a quiet little duplex on the north west edge of town -- the one part of town that isn't a cornfield. There are actually hills and mature trees. We'd be downstairs from a family with three little ones under the age of 7. You can hear footsteps but no voices. Plus, they're sweet, we met them briefly while touring last night. We'll have our own laundry hook up. There is a front door and a back door. And a yard! And a garage! And even more closets than I have now! And it only costs $5 more per month than where we currenly live!

Oh, there's always things that could be better. "The grass is always greener..." We could be upstairs, or have bigger windows, or a bigger yard, or a mansion in a gated community that someone else is paying for.... :-D

But as my darling husband says, "Let's take what the Good Lord chooses to dump in our laps."


Sarah Jane said...

Oh Jenny!! Praise God! I was so hoping you would be able to get away from your unpleasant neighbor. :) Thank God for this provision! I am just thrilled for you. It sounds lovely!

When do you move? :)

Mrs. G said...

That's great Jenny, I'm so happy for you! Enjoy your new home!


Tyrone Swopes said...

That may just give your family a much needed change of scene, too. A good home is where you can always find comfort and rest. Good luck on the move!