This past weekend we had the first services in our new church. We blessed the church and hall as well. Many people worked for months, weeks, days, and hours to clear property, prepare foundation, move buildings, construct decking and stairs, clean, paint, connect plumbing and electricity, and move in. I can't begin to enumerate all … Continue reading Church Transformation
So, there has been a change of plans: we pulled out of the contract on the house. We unexpectedly discovered a very expensive issue that the sellers were unwilling to admit, but the bigger reason is to do with location. Which brings me to the parish. During the course of last week we found that … Continue reading Various Changes
I haven't been very active on here lately (to state the obvious!) because we've been pretty busy. We were hunting for and are now in the nitty gritty process of buying a house! We hope if everything goes smoothly to be moving during the second week of August. I haven't bothered to count the exact … Continue reading Changes
We're moved! It's been a complicated and busy process, but we're more or less settled (a little less, but you know how it goes). Since I'm finally getting my head on straight I figured an updated blog post was looong past due. Saying Goodbye Our last Liturgy at Christ the Saviour was July 31st. The … Continue reading Getting Settled
Ever since (1) the children got email accounts, (2) the toddler discovered the wonders of cartoons, and (3) Windows 10 automatically loaded onto the desktop, wrecking untold havoc, I have been online via my phone 99% of the time. I can't really blog from there so this poor space has languished. So here are a … Continue reading Long, long overdue updates
Whew! What a busy weekend! We loaded up the truck on Saturday. It (unexpectedly) rained until about 11:30 so we mostly carted things down to the garage and peered out morosely at the sky. As soon as it stopped we started carrying things onto the truck. I thought for sure it would never all fit. … Continue reading We’re Back!
Unless I am about to be surprised by something, it looks like we have closed on our house. The new family will take possession next Tuesday. I'm spending today packing to go up there tomorrow. It's funny, Father expects me to be jumping up and down right now but I'm mostly tired thinking about this … Continue reading And another chapter closes..
We got notice yesterday that we will be closing on the house....tomorrow! We're going to be spending the weekend moving the last items out of the house. As a card-carrying list-maker, I already have 6 full lists going. I have also pulled the old moving/inventory book out from the first half of our move. It's … Continue reading Surprise!
We accepted the offer and are faxing the papers back to them now. We just have to wait on the inspection and the buyers to be approved for an FHA loan. I hate we're losing money on this (and a significant amount) but we stand to lose a lot more by waiting. With the market … Continue reading House update:
We got an offer on the house! For the asking price! Glory to God!