Wednesday, February 17, 2010

the Lord has heard my prayers...

and we are buying a house!! :-)  A cute little 1300 sqaure foot cottage on the West side of Oswego.  I can't wait!!! I'll be posting some before/after pictures as soon as we move in.  All of the paperwork is with the bank, we are just waiting on the letter of commitment from them, and then we should know approximately when we are closing. Should be mid-late March.  Needless to say, for those of you who know me, I am constantly dreaming about paint colors, decorating ideas, clever ways to store things, and furniture arrangements.  I wake up in the night and can't go back to sleep because all I can think is "should i paint the living room light blue, light gray, or light turqoise?" AH! Cant wait to make it a reality.
Here are a few of the ways in which the Lord worked all this out:
1. The seller was asking $66,000 and they accepted our offer of $57,500!
2. The inspection found some plumbing issues, and the seller agreed to pay for the entire thing
3. The garage is huge, heated and insulated, with room for a tool space AND office/guest room!
4. There are 3 bedrooms and a 4th tiny little room that will be a nursery.

Also, we learned that our tax refund will be enough to cover closing costs and the down payment. It all fell into place, I just had to be patient. :-) Go figure?!

I know, i know. You are all just sitting on the edge of your seats waiting for photos. Well, hold your britches! The pictures will come when we close on the house. In the meantime, pray that everything continues to move along smoothely.

My camera charger is somewhere in storage, so for now, an oldie but goodie of my cute kid and hubby:


Lora said...

God is SO GOOD!! I am rejoicing with you, my friend.
love you!

Lauren G said...

He sure does love you!! Being a part of your journey here in Oswego the past few months has reminded me how patient we have to be with the Lord and how much he blesses us for that patience. You and Joel are just so amazing!

Danni said...

yay for houses and paint colors and tax returns and the One Who Lifts Your Head!

Jessa said...

Yay! So hapy for you guys :) And I can't wait to see what colors you choose! ;)

Greg Burnett said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! This is fantastic!

susanna internicola said...

so He does hear you, huh? i knew it!! be encouraged and remember it!! :) so excited for you jenn!!! yippee!! wish i could help you paint. i cannot wait to see a pic of the outside of the house (hint hint :)