Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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Hello from Houston!
Well, for the next few hours anyway...we've not moved here yet.
But we are MUCH closer!

Before I get to that exciting news, let me catch you up on the past week...

Last Wednesday our amazingly awesome friend came over and helped Seth move every single piece of furniture that needed to be moved, which was almost all of it. The stager who came in certainly knew what she was talking about! The house looks gorgeous and I wish I'd have known to arrange it like it is now, 'cause it totally works!

We also did some minor cosmetic things such as touch up paint and go over woodwork with Restore-A-Finish, which is an amazing product that makes your woodwork look refreshed...love it, but it is stinky.

Thursday we still had some things to do, like spread new mulch around our landscaping. After we were done we headed over to amazingly awesome friend from above's house for Thankgiving dinner.

How was your Thanksgiving?!

That evening we headed back to visit Seth's family, stayed until Sunday and then went to his Grandma's in another town for Thanksgiving/Christmas. The combo wasn't actually for us, but it certainly worked perfect!

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Then his parents came to our house to watch the kids while we came to Houston.
We got up at 4am, flew into Houston around 8:30am, and I went house hunting for 7 hours. I looked at somewhere around 15 homes that day and narrowed it down to 2. Seth was able to go with me for the last half of homes, so he saw the 2 I liked best. Then yesterday Seth went to work while I relaxed at the hotel and in the afternoon we went back to look at those 2 homes, decided on one, made an offer, and negotiated a price in under 2 hours.

I'm doing my best to remain neutral about this house until the inspection is done, even though an inspection was done 5 months ago and we saw all that paperwork...unless something bizarre and major has happened with the house in the last 5 months I think things will come back good.

God has just absolutely paved the smoothest road He possibly could so far!
I seriously can not think of one thing that could have gone better than it did.
The only thing that needs to happen now is for our house to sell.
 But we're trusting that He will provide on that end too.

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8 comments:

  1. Well good luck with the inspection! I hope the rest of this goes smoothly and quickly!

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  2. Great news and continuing to pray for you.

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  3. So exciting! I know God will pave your way with blessings!

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  4. Hi ya Katie! Hope you got my e-mail, I had sent it from my phone? Anyway, so glad things went well for you in finding a house! When we moved here it was because my husband had been out of work for a while and although extremely grateful for a job, we hit quite a few bumps in the road. But everything worked out the way is was supposed to and it just reaffirmed my knowledge that His plan is far better than mine.

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  5. Awesome. What part of town did you decide on? When we lived in Houston, we lived on the west side of town in an area called Copperfield. But that was 7-8 years ago. I an sure that town has boomed even more. Our house was literally the outskirts of town. I can't wait to read more about your new place. I will be praying.

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  6. Fantastic news and I'm sure that God will not dissapoint :-) What a busy week you have had!

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