Friday, February 20, 2009


We started looking into buying land and then putting a modular on it. We found lots of land but not what we wanted or needed. We decided to go ahead and get a realtor and also look at houses. You never know what you are going to find. We found land finally that we love but it needs to be excavated, leveled, well and sewer put on it. SO of course then that puts us over in cost of what we want to spend. So we decided to go look at this house that our realtor found.
First of all it does not have a garage( my husband demands we have to have one) But it is in a great neighborhood that most houses sell for close if not over$200,000. This house was listed for $177,000. But the deal went through and now it is in short sale, which is right before foreclose. So he is desperate to sell and dropped the price to $139,000. We went to look at it. It is perfect. I fell in love with it. It is 3 stories, 4 bedroom, fenced in back yard, huge closets, huge bedrooms well all rooms are huge. It is only 16 yrs old. It has between 1/3 and 2/3 acres. Closer to 1/2 acre. The paint is even decent so we wouldn't have to repaint to much. It was so perfect and almost exactly want we want, less the garage. But there is room to build one.
At first Scott was a little against it cause of the garage not being there but then in about an hour later he completely changed. He wants it as bad as I do. We figured that the mortgage is only about $150. more than our rent. But of course this is definitely not the time to buy for us. We decided that things are too insecure right now. We don't fear him losing his job but it is not strong. He has to take a week off unpaid at the end of March and that is going to hurt. It just gets pretty depressing when you finally decide you are ready to buy a house and then the economy goes down the drain. It was a hard decision to make. I left it with the lord whether to buy a house or land and figured he would show us the right way. Well now I feel he has dropped this house in our laps. I don't want to be stupid and buy and then end up going into foreclose ourselves but then I kind of wonder if this is God saying " trust in me and I will take care of you".It is so confusing. I guess we will just have to continue to pray and see where the lord takes us.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Random Things

Sorry I have not been blogging lately. I really need to get into the gest of things again. Holidays are always busy and things get on hold. There has just been so much going on. The girls are not sleeping through the night again so For 4 days straight I think I got about 6 hours sleep. When one would sleep the other would not and for a few days neither of them were. The one night we literally got not one hour of full sleep. It is ridiculous cause they are 4 1/2 and 3. So it has been difficult to even get through the day, even adding 11 month old to the day, and sometimes till 830 at night.
We are looking for land to put a house on or a house for sale which has not been easy. It seems like when we find land and we think it is going to work we find out more things we need to add that puts up the cost. It is getting very frustrating and overwhelming for me. Sometimes I just wish for once something would just fall into our laps. We have had to work hard for everything we have and own. And nothing comes easy. I know we just have to trust in the lord to provide for us and let him have control. I have basically given it to the lord but sometimes it still gets hard.
Now to add on top of things we have to put about $2,500.00 into my husbands Tahoe. It is 12 yrs old and it is starting to act like it. He needs new tires, new air conditioning unit and now he has a coolant leak. It just seems to never end. I would love to put the house hunting on hold and just get these things fixed but he doesn't want to do that. Sometimes I wonder if we are financially able to buy a house right now. He had to take a 10% pay cut and no pay raise this year. Which we are glad he has a job. I do not want to be strapped financially but on the other hand I am so tired of living in an apartment and not being able to do things to it. They put such cheap carpet in here so everything stains it or leaves spots that you have to scrub to get out.
I guess I am just frustrated with everything. I would love to be able to just have the money to not feel strapped and be able to fix these things when they come up and to be out of debt. I have to vent sometimes like everyone else. So just keep us in your prayers that we get lead in the right direction and everything works like God wants it to.
I hope you all had a great Valentines Day. We just chilled at home and then relaxed after the kiddos went to bed with a glass of wine watching TV, that was until both kids woke up and refused to go back to bed for about an hour. After that I gave up on a relaxing romantic evening and went to bed. I am hoping the month of March will be much easier on us.
I am so excited that my parents are coming down for a visit and then my mommy is staying with us for a week( that is if I decide to let her go back home. LOL)
Have a great week everyone!

Monday, February 9, 2009

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