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,
Cindy 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Moved everything to storage...check! House sold...check! New home closing...a little behind schedule!

Well Friends, it has been a long couple of weeks...We signed papers on March 25th to sell our home in Redmond.  Then got a  UHaul truck for the final load of mostly furniture and miscellaneaous stuff that was left.  We had some wonderful people help us load and clean the house.  I was so thankful to hear the words, "But it is so clean we are just wiping things down!".  Yeah!!  That was my goal!  Then on Saturday, March 26th, with my hubby driving the UHaul and me driving his ranger truck, we headed out.  We hit a snowstorm just out of Redmond that made it hard to see and I was thinking, "Oh my gosh, this isn't good!"  Then after a few miles it let up...Then we got to the real snow; a very snowy Santiam Pass and chains were required on trucks.  My hubby put on the chains that he had just purchased before leaving and we headed out again...slowly.  My little truck was shimmying up the hill, but many prayers and miles later, I released my clenched hands from the steering wheel and breathed a huge sigh of relief!  :-)  We had family & friends that helped us unload the truck; our storage unit is filled to capacity!

After all that, we are staying with friends, waiting to close on the home here.  Knowing that God is still in control, there have been a few glitches, frustrating moments, and wondering if it was going to work out at all to buy this house.  We are still waiting to hopefully sign papers by Friday.  I had a little meltdown Saturday & my dear hubby took me out to dinner, a movie, and a little shopping.  Well, that went a long way in healing my frustrations!!  I even got a new spice rack in Kohl's; I've always wanted one and 40% off made it affordable.  

Hope you are all enjoying a little spring.  There are trees and flowers blooming here everywhere; daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips are springing up (no pun intended) in yards and fields.  It is so beautiful!  It is so different here than in Central Oregon, where it is still doing some snowing off and on.  But the rain is also plentiful here, accent the plentiful, so it is give and take, isn't it?  Wish I could share a few photos, but I'm borrowing a computer to do this.

Happy Spring and Blessings to You & Yours,
Cindy