Donna Lynn's Blog

I'm a 34 yr old, happily married woman with the 2 most wonderful doggies in the world! I live in Florida and love all types of crafting! Right now my fave thing to do with my hands is crochet!!!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Has it really been a month since I last posted?

Wow! Time sure flies, doesn't it? Well the last month has been just a little crazy for us but I think in the end it'll work out for the best.

Start with our landlords calling is the 2nd week of May and asking whether we wanted to re-new our lease. (Our lease isn't even up til June 30th.) Anyway, we told them that we didn't want to stay another year, but that we are wanting to purchase a house and hoped they would let us sign a short term lease. We explained that moving on June 30th wasn't possible as we would be up north for my niece's wedding at the time. They didn't want a short term lease but agreed to let us sign a 6 month lease. We asked if we could talk it over before deciding and they agreed that they would wait for our answer by June 1st at the latest. Fast forward to the next morning when they call and change their minds telling us they are selling the house and want us out when our lease expires!

So we got in touch with a mortgage guy and got the paperwork started then started frantically looking for houses. We saw several, but the 2nd one we looked at just felt like "home" to me. The couple selling are a very nice Christian couple and we hit it off immediately. We made an offer on the house and got the ball rolling!

Last weekend we had Doug's nephews come over to help us pack. Last time we moved it took almost a month to get packed up but this time, over the 3 day weekend we got it ALL packed! (Except essentials, computer, tv and clothes. LOL) Anyway, we talked to our mortgage guy yesterday and we may very well be able to close on the house by middle of next week! I talked to the couple we are buying the house from and they are already moved into their new place so they can close whenever we wish!!! This morning we are heading over for a garage sale with them and are now basically just waiting for the papers to finish up!

This new home is smaller than where we live now, no pool or anything fancy but it's fairly new (2002) and is what I'd describe as "cozy." Doug and I are so excited to get out of this house and into one of our own! As long as the closing goes early enough we'll still be able to make it up north for the wedding!

There is actually quite a bit more to tell but I have to run. I want to thank everyone for the e-mails and encouragement. My ulcer went into high drive during all of this so it's been quite a bumpy ride. I'll be so happy to see the end to this stage in our lives and the beginning of a new one!


At 7:39 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

I am soo happy for you!!!


Hopefully once you get all settled into you OWN home your ulcer will slack off on you. It's a stressful time right now and I know how it can be.
Just remember to take time to relax even if it is just a few minutes a day. Also drink lots of water to keep your self hydrated!


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