Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The latest

Just a quick note here to say that we went back to the in-town fixer-upper over the weekend, we made an offer, and today it was accepted. Since our ranchette in the country never materialized, rather than lease, we decided we would fix this up, and live in it for at least two years while we are getting to know the community. Of course, there are always things that can go awry, but it's looking like this one will go through.

There is something crazy in me that gets excited about the possibilities of a very plain, very average old house. I like the idea that other generations have lived there before, and there's a certain charm to the quirky footprints they leave behind. Beyond that, though, it's the power-tool junkie in me that itches to knock out and paint walls, enlarge windows, and of course (my favorite), dream up and install landscaping. This one may even have a pool in its future (although I've never driven a backhoe, there's a first time for everything)...


Having an unpretentious house helps me remember that it's not what's on the outside that counts. And it reminds me of another house that was not our first choice, either, but turned out to serve our family better than we could have ever imagined. God knows, doesn't He?
Things are obviously going to be very busy around here for the next few weeks. I hope I will be able to keep up this poor blog. You all have been so kind to encourage me with your emails and comments through this spring. I have needed you!

Now off to keep packing!

15 comments:

Andrea said...

Well, at least it's got satellite. (that was a *joke*.) :)
I'm sure you'll make it lovely, Katherine.

Deidre said...

Congratulations, Katherine!

Susanne said...

I'd like you to dream up and install landscaping at my house because that is sooooo not my forte and it's awful year after year.

Congratulations, I love a brick house. I'm sure it won't be no time before you've made the house into a home.

Terry said...

Congrats! Happy moving!

Anonymous said...

Katherine - you have been MUCH on my mind. Oh my you've had a lot going on. This will be quite the season of life to look back on.

I do pray for you, Mother Of Five!

Love
Chris in Canada

Raquel said...

Congrats!!! looks like we will be remodeling/moving at the same time

Michelle said...

I am so happy for you! And more than a bit envious.....in a perfectly benign sort of way of course. I would dearly love to be even sort of kind of in the country. God bless you with the patience of Job, the wisdom of Solomon and the strength of Samson!! ;-)

Org Junkie said...

So this is the first house right and not the one that had the highway near it? Just trying to keep it all straight...LOL.

Congratulations!

Marian said...

Hooray! How wonderful to have a destination-- a specific house-- to focus on as you pack, plan, and dream of the future. Congratulations!

Beck said...

You know, I actually think that's a lovely house - so much potential and so much already there. Wonderful!

Carolina Mama said...

Congratulations and the Lord bless and keep you all in this move.

Katrina said...

I know you and your family will make that house a wonderful home -- by your hard work, yes, but mostly by your presence.

Jennifer F. said...

Best of luck with your move!

I know what you mean about just trusting God, even if the house doesn't meet 100% of your requirements. Our current house is a bit closer to a major road than I'd like and I worry about that a lot -- especially that they'll undoubtedly expand the road soon -- but I just have to remember to trust that God put me here for a reason! There have been so many situations in my life where situations seemed to be less than ideal at first glance, but turned out to be *exactly* what I needed.

Anyway, it looks beautiful to me! Have a great move (to the extent that that's possible). :)

julie said...

I was thinking of you today. I'm so glad you have a home. I think it is lovely.

Julie

Marc and Charity said...

Hey, I apologize I have not been by often enought to say hi! I've been thinking about you though and wondering how things were going. Just wanted you to know that. :)