Thursday, January 04, 2007
Whose Designer and Builder Is God, Part 2
More good news! We are in the process of accepting the seller’s counter offer. Thankfully the counter offer basically matches ours (less a $300.00 warranty). Closing is set for January 29, so we’ve got a lot to do in very short time. This is a nonexclusive counter offer (the house will remain on the market until we have worked through all the paper work) so we are hoping no one shows up with a better offer in the next day or two. We are very thankful for all the hard work our realtor, Lisa, has been doing on our behalf.
My parents are winning the “most helpful from the farthest point” prize. Not only was it my mom who found this property for us (what did we do without the internet?), she has researched all the pricing for the renovations we are hoping to do throughout the house and garage.
I had my first nightmare last night about the house buying process. I dreamed that we moved into a new house about a month before closing. In the dream I was having a very difficult time explaining to Leslie that “while we moved some of our stuff in, we can’t really occupy the house until after the closing.” Trouble was, all our daily items were already in the new house. So, we were forced to sleep in the house anyway.
By the way, you can pray for Leslie and me as we jump into this. I’m convinced that we do not battle against flesh and blood, but against powers and principalities. It is not insignificant that these statements in Ephesians 6 come directly after Paul’s household instructions. We have already felt Satan’s direct attack. How he wishes to cause division and all kinds of strife.
The image above indicates the type of help we are getting from my folks. This was just one of many fun ideas we’ve already considered for renovating the garage.