Monday, August 2, 2010


Hi friends!
Happy Monday :)
I hope your weekend was fabulous!

Okay, interesting story.

First off, a little background...Worker Man is addicted to looking at houses.  So we have looked at houses for the last two years without any intention of moving.  Just to look.

Well, over the last few months we have started to feel a little cramped.  We love our little house [not that it's anything to get too excited about - but it's ours :)] but it's just not enough room. Especially when I have to use the second bedroom as an office, guest bedroom, storage space and craft room.  It's a little inconvenient to climb over Worker Man's mountain bike and wedge myself in between the Rubbermaid table and futon anytime I want to sew.  I'm just sayin'....

So, we came across a house that we really liked and thought maybe we should put our house for sale just to see if we could sell it.  Our house was not at all ready to be on the market.  Still lots of little projects that needed to be done.  But Worker Man wanted to just go ahead and "try it".  I figured no one would come see it for awhile so it would be no biggie.

Well, Worker Man put a sign in the yard on July 7th.  No paper with it.  No realtor.  No listing online. Just one sign with a phone number.

And we actually got calls.  From lots of realtors.  But also from people interested.  But no one interested enough to look at it.

Well, fast forward to last Saturday, July 24th.  I had just stepped out of the shower and there was a knock at the door.  Worker Man and I were getting ready to head out of town for a wedding.  And it's a woman with her sister.  Interested in coming to look.  Right then.

So, I threw on my clothes and they came in and looked around.

They talked to us about how quickly we could get out and told us they would call the next day.  We weren't sure if we'd hear from them.  They seemed serious, but we just weren't sure.  So, sure enough, on Sunday her grandson calls and wants to stop by.  Then on Monday, her husband and son stop by along with the grandson and his family.

Grandpa comes in the kitchen and tells Worker Man he wants to

Worker Man and I are a little in shock as we talk about and the man offers to pay cash, wants to close on the deal the next morning and wants us out by Saturday morning. 

We move the closing back to that Friday and agree to move out by Sunday afternoon.

And we had a deal. of yesterday afternoon at 4 pm, we are homeless.

We are living with Worker Man's parents while we look for a new house.  But seriously, we are so excited to see what the Lord has in store for our next step.  We know that this has to be divine.  We sold our house in three weeks, with no appraisal or inspection, with the man offering cash and closing four days after coming to see the house.   We will definitely keep you posted on what is to come.

But for now, just a little reminiscing...

Goodbye sweet, little first house.


  1. Wow! This made me rally sad. I mean really sad. I remember Worker Man buying this little house and gutting the bathroom. He was so proud when he tiled the whole thing! And then yall married and we all painted like crazy....even down to the chalkboard on the ironing board door. Sweet memories were made in that house...but they can be made somewhere else. God has a plan....can't wait to see what it is. In the meantime, it's good having you roomies!

  2. omGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!! I need to get my butt home so I can find out about these things before your blog friends :)!!!

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  4. wow jenny this made me sad too (not sure why). what a whirlwind! excited to see what god has in store next :)

  5. Holy cow! Wow! That is amazing , especially in todays market. Have fun with the house hunt.

  6. So, I thought you were moving in with us! We can't wait to seee happens next! Love ya!

  7. Hi...I was just looking over you blog and saw that you had sold your house a while back and I have not seen anything about where you are living now....Did you all ever get another house?