Something to hold on to...

"Today I am one day nearer home than ever before. One day nearer the dawning when the fog will lift, mysteries clear, and all question marks straighten up into exclamation points!
 I shall see the King!"     Vance Havner

Saturday, January 19, 2008

House Hunters

I’m baaa-ack.

Okay, that was cheesy, but it has been a while. I have a huge prayer request for all who are inclined to bend God’s ear. Tonight, my husband, oldest son, mother-in-law, father-in-law and myself all went to look at a house. For about 3 years now we have entertained the idea of purchasing a place where we all could live in perfect harmony. Husband and I have felt that due to their ages and other circumstance it would be much nicer if we could live closer to his parents, and we are talking much closer, like a door or two apart rather than miles. A place we looked at tonight seems to fit the bill. It includes a huge very nice apartment and a huge house. The house is currently converted into a duplex, (well, almost a 4-plex) and would need to be turned back into the single family home that it was originally. This is very doable, and could possibly work for all of us with room to spare for lots of family to come visit. The main house alone has approximately 14 rooms (I actually lost track, there were so many rooms) not including 3 full baths. It also has 2 full kitchens, and 1 kitchenette. If I counted correctly, there are 7 bedrooms in the main house. The outer apartment is built at one end of a huge, make that HUGE garage. The apartment has a full kitchen, living/dining area, one and a half baths and a huge bedroom. There are a few other out buildings for storage and another 4 bay garage attached to the main house. The yard is nice and secluded in the back. Husband was truly on cloud 9 as he inspected all of the garages. There are enough garage spaces to easily park 10 cars inside. On the downside, the main kitchen in the house is smaller than I would like, but with all of the other kitchens I guess I could use one for baking and one for cooking and still have one for corn prep and other preserving. Seriously, it would be easy enough to store the lesser-used items in one of the other kitchens. And while we would convert the house back to a single-family home, the kitchens would probably stay as they are in case of future need, and their locations would not be a problem. The basement kitchenette would always come in handy.
There is just a lot to think about, a lot to do in our current home before we would be able to sell it, and a lot of prayers to be prayed.
So, I will end my first blog of the year with a plea for your prayers for all of us. Pray that we will know if this is God’s will for all of us, and that we are at peace with whatever is decided.