It has been exactly two weeks since I have created a post.
There have been many other things occupying my time, brain power, and computer usage.
I will not jumble everything in one post; for that would make it seem as though each thing is of little significance.
So, I will begin with the heaviest distraction [from blogging] first.
And this is, searching for a home.
I have mentioned a few times that we are planning on moving into our very own home.
Believe me, this plan is definitely in the works.
Austin and I have looked at about a billion homes [both online and in person] with our beloved Realtor.
To our surprise, we immediately fell in love with the very first home that we saw.
But before making a quick decision, we decided to view a few more homes first.
This was the biggest mistake we could have made.
Without knowing this , we ended up putting a bit on it about a week later.
The home had been on the market for 80 days with no lasting contracts.
To our horrible luck, another couple decided to put their bid in on the exact same day that we put ours in.
We waited a few days to hear the devastating verdict [and to see who won the bid].
Disappointment set in when we found out that it wasn't going to be ours.
We feel better now; knowing that this place was not the right one for us at this time.
So the search continued...
Until we finally found a home with the perfect location.
The home itself is not as... ideal as the first one, but is the one that makes the most sense for us at this time.
We put an offer in on this house two days ago and are pleased to announce that it was accepted by the Realtor!
However, since it is a foreclosure, the offer now needs to be accepted by the bank...
We are a bit nervous about this one because we offered significantly less than the asking price; since it was a bit above our price range.
So today, we wait.
We pray that this is the right place for us.
Austin and I feel good about it so far; even though it needs new flooring, kitchen cabinets, toilets, etc. [the house itself is in excellent condition... it just needs a good makeover!].
So here it is; our new beauty [yes, the front yard will be re-done as well]: