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Settling

August 7, 2005

Wednesday, July 27th, Josh and I took another step towards grown-up life. We bought a house. It’s hard to believe, it still seems so unreal, probably because we haven’t started paying for it yet!

It’s a single family home on a quiet street. There’s a quarter of an acre, so lots of room to plant flowers and vegetables. This past Saturday was our first day working on the house. My family showed up to help; my brothers and sisters were especially hard workers in helping clean out the attic, basement, and shed. Josh cut the grass (one of his favorite pastimes); after ripping up the nasty carpet I pulled up tack strips with a flat bar and my sister pulled up carpet nails. We took a huge truck load of trash to the dump, and then ordered pizza and ate outside under the shade of a tall pine. I guess I can say our tall pine.

This house is indeed an answer to a year of prayer. It’s exactly what we were looking for in every way–from price to location–and it practially fell in our laps. It’s the only house we looked at, everything fell together so easily and simply, it was amazing.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 8, 2005 3:49 pm

    Congrats on your new home. Where is the new pad? It sounds like you and Josh are already proving to be good stewards of God’s gift to you.

  2. August 9, 2005 8:53 am

    I am so happy for you guys. I am sure you are going to do a wonderful job of transforming the “house” into a “home”.

  3. August 9, 2005 6:36 pm

    Danielle I am so excited for the two of you!

  4. August 9, 2005 10:36 pm

    Danielle,
    That’s wonderful news. I can’t wait to see it. I love watching young brides (and old ones) do the whole “nesting” thing. I still remember our first home–a 2 bedroom duplex down Dundock, hon. There was 40 year old cotton candy pink paint on every wall, black and white 50s tile chipping in the bathroom under the sink that was falling off the wall, nasty avocado carpet over NICE hardwood floors, and just enough grass to need our own mower. (It’s surprising how many things you find you need as a homeowner.) It’s where we brought our first two babies home, celebrated our first wedding anniversary (not in that order) put up our first Christmas tree…so many memories. It was tiny but oh so homey. I cried when we moved. (Oh, and by the way, it only cost $44,000.)

    Looking forward to your nesting blogs!

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