Monday, June 29, 2009
This Saturday we headed out to house hunt. What an exciting day. We've never owned a home before and never have gone house hunting...so we didn't know quite what to expect.
Our realtor met us at our destination and we lugged the kids about, in and out of the car, braving the hot weather and getting cooled as we walked into each home. It was nice to find that each home(whether nice or not) was pretty cool compared to the mid/high 90's temps outside. We had about 15 homes on the list that our realtor wanted to have us see, but we ended up only seeing about 10 or so. We saw a variety of types of homes. From awful, slanty decrepit homes to one that looked brand new(though it wasn't). We learned what we did not want and what would be awesome.
The kids were great! They thought this was splendid and we all are daydreaming about what the Lord may have in mind for us. I've been chatting with them about how fun it will be to paint their rooms a color they like and maybe stencil some creatures on the doors or something...they love that idea! One house we especially liked, but it will probably not be something we can do in the end. It was all painted nicely and had nice carpets..smelled like a model home! The price was starting at our higher end and no doubt will not go for less. In all, we ended up liking about 4 houses and the realtor will put some offers down and we will see! I am extremely partial to the newer looking house...but it would take a miracle from God to get it I think.
So now we wait! I'm not sure if any of the homes we saw are what God wants for us. Perhaps He intends us to keep looking. Whatever His will is, I look forward to seeing what it is!
At least next time we go house hunting...we will definitely have an idea of what we DON'T want :-)