Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Moved in...getting unpacked...buying furniture...Gotta Love Craigslist!!

It has been a journey to get to where I am now.  I can't help but think that it really has went by fast...what am I saying!!  It was a LONG winter of work and time away from my hubby.  When he left December 5th, we had dreams, hopes, wishes, and many prayers, that we would prepare our house to the best of our ability with a limited budget, get it on the market as soon as possible, January 13th, sell it quickly, an offer on February 16th, and find a new home in the valley that we both liked and buy it...then live happily ever after...well as close to that as possible!!  LOL!   We closed on our new home on April 7th, moved everything out of storage on April 8th, and now are in the process of making it OUR home.  I have been searching Craigslist everyday since I got internet back, April 15th, and finally got some things I am really happy with.  First a dining table and chairs...$275, then a shelving unit with 3 sections, all mahogany which are over 6 feet tall, the top shelves are glass with lights...$100 (crazy, I know!), then a smaller set of bookshelves that are about 5 feet tall and wider than the other set with glass doors...$135.  I am still on the lookout for a sofa & loveseat for the livingroom, a queen bed for the guest room, and a few odds & ends.  It has been a little tricky putting things away with less storage in this house than our previous house, so the bookcases will really help.  I will take pictures when I feel ready to share.  For now, I feel totally blessed that our prayers were answered and we are getting settled.  We had played the "what if" games when this all began, but I knew that we wouldn't be still be waiting for the house to sell this summer.  I felt that it would all work out and it did...  :-)  God is good!

Have a Blessed Day and may your dreams, hopes, wishes, and prayers come true too,


Hopemore Studio said...

Oh how I love your optimism and brave spirit!! So glad to hear it is all working out, I think 'shopping' for new furniture is a blast and such great deals to be had on Craigslist..a win win.

Take care, Angie

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Glad to hear you are getting settled! Looking forward to seeing your new home!

Lisalulu said...

You truly have been blessed. and such good finds on craigs list, wowza! I'll be it will be so comfy and cozy when you are done. Our house has now been on the market for 6 weeks, and noone has been to see it (oh about 28 agents the first time and 5 agents at an open house) but no buyers :(

Unknown said...

Hi Cindy! That's wonderful news. I'm so glad to hear your finding things you like and you can use. I know these has been a hectic time for you and it's wonderful when things start flowing in such a positive direction. It's such pretty country up there. I hope your experience spring temps now.

Thank you for coming by and being so understanding. Words of encouragement help so much. Deep down I know this will pass but it would be so much nicer if I could feel it.

OOXX's....Tracy :)

P.S. Do you enter my Freschetti giveaway? It ends Friday. Love ya.

Unknown said...

I just noticed your Scripture tag. What a perfect blessing it was for me to read tonight. I have thought of changing mine in forever. I probably should go take a look myself.

T :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how wonderful to hear the news of your new home--wishing you much happiness in your new place!