Monday, February 27, 2012

A Brief Synopsis of Giving Up a House

The yard.  The space.  The view of the pond.  It just wasn't meant to be.  At least not there. 

I'm still emotionally exhausted from this exchange, so allow me to fill you in briefly:

We spent $260 on an inspection, that we later found would save us $16,590 in foundation repair (yikes!), approx $5000 on a new a/c unit (another yikes!), and the cost of a new stove (a conservative $500... since the one in this home had been STOLEN since we put an offer on it and HUD offered us $150... yeah, right.)  So, an additional $22,000 in expense PLUS what we'd already figured on putting into the home... around $5,000... to begin with. 

NO THANK YOU. Best $260 we've spent lately, for sure!

And the foundation company couldn't guarantee their work because the home was built on top of an underground water table and the soil was not prepared properly.  

Can we say 'God's protection'?  Because it was... for sure.  

Anyway - we are literally back to square one... except a little more discouraged than I've been in square one yet.  *sigh*  Ready to get on with life... and settle.  God's timing is best... ready for that. 


  1. I can feel your frustration...even though we've moved Steve is still working full time in Sparta (horrible commute) and we haven't sold our house. Plus we've been far too busy with our new responsibilities to put any time into turning this house into a home (still surrounded by boxes.) It's hard to understand why, when you're ready to settle into the present and leave the past behind there are so many loose ends that still have you feeling the transition "blues". I mean, why can't it all be wrapped up neatly in a package so we can move ahead into our new lives? :( I CLING to the promise that He makes all things beautiful in His time. Praying that He gives us BOTH the patience and grace to wait.

  2. Bless your heart, sweet lady!!! God's timing is indeed best, and we surely know His ways aren't ours. But, we can trust His ways, that's all that matters. Praying for something even better. And it will be!