Saturday, April 27, 2013

Yes, we are moving!

The house we are looking at passed all inspections: home, termite, and septic tank! We will close soon, and will start moving soon after! I will show pictures after it's officially ours. I have pictures now, but they show the current owner's furniture and possessions, and I don't want to put that out on the internet.

Brick two story

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

House-hunting: signed another contract

Signed another contract. Waiting for another inspection. Trying not to get our hopes up, but it's hard not to! See previous house-hunting post, "Not Moving Yet" for list of things for which to be thankful.

Friday, April 5, 2013

A Love Divine, by Alexandra Ripley

A Love Divine, by Alexandra Ripley

A historical fiction based on Joseph of Arimethea, the one in whose tomb Jesus was buried. He was described in the Bible as a "secret follower" of Christ. This novel describes what the author imagines could have been his life before and after his encounter with the crucified Christ.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Not moving yet

The house we were looking at will not be ours. The contract was contingent on home inspection and septic tank inspection, including a perc test. The inspection reports were negative: several serious problems in the house, including electrical wiring, but the septic tank was overflowing and the ground didn't perc. So, we are starting the process all over again.

It's a disappointment, but we're counting our blessings:

1. We discovered the problems with the house before we bought it! And could legally back out of the contract.

2. We have an excellent real estate agent who really knows her stuff, has good connections with relevant professionals, has a ton of patience and doesn't mind working hard, and a good humored, pleasant personality.

3. We haven't sold our house here, and so have a comfortable place to live while searching.

4. We have had safe traveling up and down I-65 at least twice a month for about a year now. Nothing to take for granted! We still take note of the exit near our accident in 2007.

5. Our son and d-i-l have a room in their home for us!

6. We can afford to do this.