Thursday, September 28, 2006

Has it really been over a month since I posted last? I'd say I've been slacking but I haven't really, it's just that life has truly been a roller coaster and it seems silly to post about the weather when everything is uncertain.

So, I actually have big news- that most of you know already- but we're buying a house! We had no idea a month ago that it was even a possibility but we decided to see if we could get financed and were very surprised to find out that we could. So we actually have a contract on a very small 3 bedroom 1 bath in Franklin. We could purchase a larger home with 2 baths here but we really want to be closer to our church. We have felt very disconnected since we moved back and decided to go to Newsong so we're very happy to be closer. We mapped it last night and its just over 6 miles to church. Unfortunately it is over the river and through the woods so it will still take about 15 minutes to get there but that is much better than 32 miles one way. The house is a fixer so it's not much to look at on the inside but once we strip some wallpaper, scrape the "cottage cheese" off of the ceiling, prime everything (because it smells like smoke), and paint it will be very nice. We also want to re-do the kitchen, knock down 3/4 of a wall that separates the living room and the kitchen, re-do the bathroom and really just a ton of little projects that I'll list later when we get to them.

We're not home free though, the house still has to pass inspection and the appraisal so anything could happen still but we're looking at a closing date of October 11th so hopefully everything will work out fine. I'm excited for sure and even thought it's going to be a lot of work I'm looking forward to it. Posted by Picasa