Sunday, September 21, 2008

52 Blessings Project~ Week 38

This Week I Am Grateful For~ A New Home!

WooHoo! We found our home and we are so stinking excited! Just when I had given up all hope of finding something, we found it!

We had applied for a few homes to rent and we kept getting turned down! I finally got angry and asked one of the property managers why we were turned down and she told me because of poor landlord/tenant relations! What the???

Our landlord here had told them we were sucky tenants! Was that when we put up without air conditioning 3 times this summer? How about no air for three full weeks one of those times? Or how about when the dishwasher breaking and her not wanting to pay to fix it! Or when the pool has broken down and each summer we have only been able to use it for a month and a half ?

Hmm I guess we suck! Probably because she is angry we won't stay here while she tries to sell it! Whatever!

Well, after I heard the reason why I was really freakin out. How were we going to ever find a place to live if we were being turned down right and left?

Once I had my little breakdown we prayed and decided to just leave it in the hands of the Lord. I just prayed for the peace to accept whatever his will might be.

The next morning I found a new ad in the paper for a house we hadn't seen yet! We went to see it and knew it was the one! We were the first people to see it! We tentatively told the landlord we wanted it and asked for a rental application. He told us he doesn't need one. He likes us. All we need to do is sign the lease! Freakin huge bonus?? He told us the deposit was only $500! Unbelievable! Mom even looked him up on the county recorders office cause it seemed too good to be true! Yeah~he checks out .He is a Dr who owns several properties. He told us he bought this one when he remarried and had stepkids to fill it. when he got divorced he just didn't need a big house anymore!

We went to sign the lease tonight and he asked me if I minded him leaving the piano for us to use and the six bar stools at the counter! I wanted those bar stools and had actually told Tony I wanted to make a offer to buy them from him! I get them for free plus a piano which is something I have always wanted! ANDDD~ Rent is almost $900 less than what we are paying now! And I like this home so much better than where we are now! The kitchen is great, and I love the back yard! The home is big!It has a pool that is actually fenced! We got everything we wanted in this home!
I feel as if my heavenly Father loves me and heard and answered my prayers . I feel at peace now!
For this I am very grateful!


goingsome said...

AMEN!!! PRAYER WORKS> Yeah for you!!! I am so excited for you. Do ya think that we can get together, now that we will be less than a 1/2 mile away. How much closer do we need to be to make it work ????(((giggle giggle))). I'll be able to borrow a cup of sugar, too. Glad change is comin' your way, you deserve it.

Britta said...

I am happy for you....sad for us. We will so miss you at church. Hopefully you're not far. Hope this works out for you...sounds awesome!

KLS said...

WOW!!!! What a great house. It looks perfect and I am so happy you won't have to put up with that other house or that landlord. This place has everything and the fenced pool is the best. I know that was a huge worry for you. Can't wait until you move in and start posting photos of your new life there.

Crazymamaof6 said...

that is freaking awesome! YAY! congrats! way to go having faith. i'm so glad it all worked out!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Congratulations! The house is just beautiful!

Shelli said...

Yay! Funny how Heavenly Father takes you just to the limit, and then Wham! Blessings! I'm so happy for you, especially now that you have a fenced pool. No more nasty scares! Congratulations, Lauri!

raising4boys said...

What a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing how blessed you feel at this time. It's such a great feeling to see Heavenly Father's hand in things that matter to us.

That's too bad about your landlord's comments. I bet she does just want you to stay.

So exciting for your family.

Aprilyn said...

I'm having technical difficulties. That is wonderful!!! I'm glad you found such a great place!!

Jenifer said...

Lauri I am so happy for you! Answered prayers for sure! We will all miss you like crazy, but when things like this happen they way it did, it can only mean good things. HOpefully you will still be close!

Ginger said...

So glad it worked out! There must be a special reason for you to be there. Enjoy the move! :-D

Lori said...

I really am excited for you! The house looks, and sounds great. But we will miss you! I will miss saying "Hi" to Hannah after school when she's walking home. I'm glad you get to be rid of that house, and wish you the best in your new one!!!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Awesome! Now that is a blessing!
What a raunchy landlord you had! This new sounds SO much better! Good Luck!
Thanks for all your great comments! :)

Lynda said...

You know, I think it says somewhere "ask and you shall receive"... when we're not to busy with other stuff and actually ask, it's amazing what happens!
It's great to get rid of stuff, but you'll still be amazed when you see how much you actually have. Glad it's you moving and not me! But a pool sounds GREAT!


Yeah!! This is so exciting. It will be so nice to be in a home you want to be in. It is so nice to have such wonderful answers to prayers, even if they don't come on our time.