We are planning on doing some family stuff later in the week, so in a Raising Five spring break first, we let two of our kids go with friends out of town for a couple of days. So it's me and the little girls and...Neal (13). So far we've (you guessed it) cleaned house, gone to lunch at Wendy's and gone grocery shopping. I'm sure they're wondering what all the hype was about spring break. I suppose I'll have a lot of makeup work to do with them by the end of the week.
Today's big news: we got a call that an offer is forthcoming on our house. I won't have any particulars until tomorrow, except for one thing:
They want to close in THREE WEEKS.
I am so excited that our dreams are finally becoming a reality!
On the other hand, I am so glad God has things under control, because right now I'm stifling a miniature panic attack. First of all, because I have an incredible amount of packing to do. THREE WEEKS! That puts us in the second week of April, more than eight weeks before the end of the school year here (and six weeks from Allie's (14) debut in Once Upon a Mattress). God can move mountains, and we'll need Him to do that in her heart if we aren't able to finish the school year here.
And second of all, BECAUSE WE HAVE NO HOUSE TO GO TO. Well, there IS the Crazy House (we call it that because it defies all conventions of "traditional" homebuilding. All in the name of "custom home."). It is on a gorgeous piece of property, and could be a stunning home, but it would require huge amounts of work, which inevitably also means CASH (as if we haven't done enough remodeling in the last month!). So we would have to get that one for a literal song for me to go there.
The other option (incredibly detestable to me if it means moving twice) is to lease a house for a few months and either wait to see what else comes on the market, or...build.
So that's where we sit today.
More news tomorrow.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.
Psalm 32:8, NKJV