Thursday, July 9, 2009

Garage Sale

It happened again....another urge , except this time it's not painting or decorating. This times it's the urge to purge! I'm having a garage sale. What was I thinking!?!?!?! I started the sale today and have only had 4 people come so far......I guess that's what happens when you live out in the country : ) I just hope stuff sells so I don't have to pack it all back up and drag into the basement.

I have decided to part with alot of things that are just wasting space. Alot of that stuff is baby clothes and other baby items. It kind of makes me sad...getting rid of the things my kids used when they were babies : ( I would eventually like to have another baby but with the possibility of a move and building a house...having another right now would be soooo difficult....I know I couldn't be the help to my husband that I would need to be at a time like that. So, I'm going to get rid of these things( that is if they sell) and pray for God to provide things for any future children we might have.

Next weeks plan is putting things back away that haven't sold and clean and declutter my basement. I'm actually excited and can't wait to get it all done. I want the house to look as clean and as inviting as possible before we put it up for sale. It may take a little longer then we would like to put it on the market but my husband maybe doing some home improvement projects that we feel would add to the value of our home and make it more likely to sell for what we hope it sells for.

My 10 year old daughter headed off to Bible camp on Monday morning. It's so strange not having her here but I know she must be having a blast and I'm so glad for her. I just can't wait to pick her up on Saturday. I can send her emails and she can send snail mail but I can't talk to her unless there is an emergency : ( The camp does have a blog though, where they post pictures of the going ons during the week. I got to see my sweetie in the pictures. As a family we were all sitting around the computer trying to find her in the pictures.....you should of seen us.....it's like we don't know what to do without her : ) Well in a few more weeks my oldest two head off for camp.......that's going to feel really strange.

Well that's all I have time for today. I need to get dinner started....which is burgers on the grill. I already made pasta salad to go with the burgers. Have a great day!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Future Plans?

There is so much rolling around in my head right now . Why, you might ask? My husband and I have been discussing putting our house up for sale. If we were able to sell our home for what we want for it, we could pay off all of our debt and most likely be able to pay cash for some property to build a house on. We would plan on renting something until we could build & while we were building . I know some of you much be saying "good luck with that one". It seems so impossible to me too because of the economy and sinking housing market. I know though that we have a God that is more powerful than our economy and can make anything possible if He wills it....even selling our house. We are wanting to get rid of our debt and this is the only fast way we could figure out how to do it. I know to some it sounds like building a new house in this economy could never work, but it would actually lighten our load, financially speaking , because my husband does this for a living....we could literally build it ourselves.

Today I drove past some property not far from us and I have to say I love it! I can't wait for my husband to see it. I'm just waiting/praying to see if this is the direction the Lord is leading us. I'm really trying so hard to not get ahead of myself......but patiently letting the Lord do His work in His time. Please pray for us and this situation.

I guess the urge I've had to spruce up our house gets us that much closer to getting our house ready to sell : ) Well that it's for now....I need to get of this computer. Have a great day!