Friday, June 20, 2008

Patience....


Right now we are being tempted. We are feeling so confidant that there won't be any more hang-ups with the mortgage paperwork, that we are so tempted to jump the gun and put the order in on our house. Because if we ordered now, and then the appraisal takes 3 weeks, it'd only be another 2 weeks after that till we could move in. BUT, what are the consequences? Is that being underhanded? What if something falls through with the mortgage and then we are committed to pay for a big house with no money? Is God orchestrating this timeline for a reason? Is there a reason for us not being in the house to do our August wedding? As anxious (it seems like too small a word for what I'm really feeling) as I am to get into the house, I really want to walk this out in righteousness. This is truly testing me.
But all that being said - we did go out last night to the dealer and put our downpayment on the house, which they will hold till we give them the go-ahead to put in the purchase order. It was exctiting too to walk through the sample houses again and see glimpses of what our house will be like! We're really getting into the fun details too; like the guy said that we can actually get into the house while they're still working on the roof, and we can paint before they do the carpeting - which is super cool. So, sometime in the next week or so, I'm gonna take some paint swatches to the furniture place to match with our couches; and we're trying to narrow down the ideas the girls have for their rooms so we can pick those colors; and I'm picking our towels and shower curtain for our bathrooms (ooh, we'll have 2 toilets!); and we are gonna go pick up our kitchen faucet and our knobs and drawer handles. THIS part is fun! I'm gonna really try to keep a very detailed journal here of the steps of our house process to share with ya'll - so keep checking back, cause it looks like things will move very quickly! And, I think in the next couple days, I will also be posting some pictures of our current house, so we can truly have some great before and after comparisons and everyone can fully appreciate the bigness of what God is accomplishing for us!

4 comments:

Holly said...

Bets I'm so excited for you guys, and will continue to pray that all the USDA stuff will go FAST so you all can get going!

I love to pick paint colors, capet colors, stuff to decorate the kids rooms with... oh so fun! Enjoy it!

Thanks for keeping us updated!

Laura said...

yippee!!!! I am sooo excited for you guys!

Jimmy DeWan said...

your in my prayers Bets and Joe. Love you

jimmy dewan said...

your in my prayers.