After seeing disappointing house after disappointing house, we have finally found ourselves a gem. The girls had been sick all week and it was a terrible time getting them to and from houses only to find nothing that suited us. We finally went to see a lovelyyyyyyyyy semi-detached home in Timberlea, only minutes away from the city (Seaport Market, here we come) and still within reasonable distance to Ben’s workplace. We prayed a novena to St. Joseph in hopes that he would help us find the right home for us. Our novena ended on Friday and we found our house on Monday. St. Joseph is the man!
I am trusting that there are no crazies out to get me online so I am posting the link to the house we just bought! All that is left is the home inspection next Monday which we are fairly confident is going to go really well. This house is just amazing. When you walk in it is a split level house. The 3 bedrooms, main bathroom and laundry room are downstairs and the living room, dining room, kitchen and half bath are on the top floor. There is a fenced in backyard, a shed, a good sized deck. There is definitely room for a veggie garden and plenty of room for the girls to play. It is in a subdivision which I am told has lots of children. It is actually just around the corner from the house we originally put an offer in on, i.e we can STILL WALK TO CHURCH! (until it closes and moves to the bigger location in a year or two)…but still! In the meantime we will enjoy that so much. The people that live there now have done so much work to the place, it’s gorgeous. It is move in ready. There are no carpets, no wallpaper, the paint is beautiful. The toilets are brand new low flow eco-friendly toilets, new dishwasher and all appliances included. I never ever imagined that we could find something so lovely for our price range. I feel so totally spoiled by God. He never stops surprising me that’s for sure!
Our closing date is April 28th and providing it’s all a go we will be moving in on the 29th. There is much to be done. Too much really. I’m just trusting that if we consistently do a little everyday than we will be in good shape come Easter. Thank you so much for all of your prayers, they have been felt and are very much appreciated!
It was too good to be true, friends. We went in for our home inspection this morning and stopped the inspector about halfway through because there was just no point in continuing. The roof needed replacing, there were soffits missing the whole way around the house (I don’t know what that means but they are expensive to replace). There were support beams missing in the basement. There were some cracks in the foundation, blah blah blah. I am so totally heartbroken because I was so sure that it was the house for us. How could it not be with the Church just across the road? I feel like such a fool to think that this old, charming house could be just right for us without really considering the amount of work that might need to be done on the place. Luckily we will get our deposit back and will only have to pay for 1/2 of the inspection, but I am so sad. I think I was letting my intense need to get out of apartment living cloud my good judgement and I became too attached to this house.
I guess this Lent really will be about letting go and letting God. Just not in the way I had first imagined. If you could continue to pray for us in all of this I would be so grateful. I am trying to be positive and trust that God has something better for us in mind but I am just afraid that we won’t find something as lovely as that house we just let go of. I’m now going to drown my sorrows in a poutine and some seriously delicious Glazed Pear and Yogurt Cake.