The Morse Family

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

house selling vs house staying update


ok, so lots of you have asked for an update on the house selling etc...
the Lord will do what He will do..and we want nothing more than to be in His where He wants us to live..doing what He wants us to the neighborhood He wants us to live in...we put our house on the market at the beginning of feb...thinking that we would go ahead and move into a larger house to set ourselves up for having a larger family, etc.  the Lord has given us one interested buyer who had our house at the top of her list with another house and got her bid on the other since then we haven't had any big bites. as much as our plan isn't matching what the Lord has in mind, we are at peace.  we love our house, our neighbors, our neighborhood...if this is where the Lord wants us there is nowhere else we want to be.

so we are going to start making some more improvements to 123. 
(in order of importance and urgency)
-sod the front yard
-fence the front yard
-put a door from our room to the living room so we don't have to go through our guest room in order to get to our room
-extend the concrete in our driveway another 10 feet or so 
-update our kitchen and middle bathroom

we will keep our house on the market until we feel the Lord is leading us to take it off...all the while, proceeding as if we will be living in 123 for the long haul.

the one thing that bugs both of us about all of this is that we started renting a storage shed in january to store things from the house that clutter our order to stage it for selling.  Now we really really don't want that stuff back in the house. we enjoy the added space. however, we can't just sell the stuff in storage as much of it is valuable, antique, family heirlooms, we are stuck with a 95 buck per month storage fee from here until...that is probably the biggest annoyance of all of this.

“Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve... But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” - Josh 24:14-15

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I wondered what the latest was - thanks for sharing. We (kind of) know your pain. We'd like to be in a house, but need to keep saving in order to do so. I know that God will provide for all of us when it's best!