I can’t believe how I let this blog fall behind.  I am so sorry.  I had been writing about the sale of our house and building the new one. But to tell you the truth, there hasn’t been enough action to write about.   When we started this journey, I had no idea that it would become so frustrating.  Since I wrote last, they have shown our home a handful of times.  After the snow melted, we planted a lot of flowers, spruced up the screened porch and brought the lawn back from winter damage.  It’s been hard to wait while plans for the new house progress.  Once you make the decision to move, your heart is in the new place already and it’s difficult to be on hold.  Everything for the new house has been decided, bids are in and accepted, and they can start digging the foundation any time- that is, as soon as we sell this house.  We were nervous that when the bids came in and were totalled up that it would be over our budget.  Good news - the projected cost is well within our budget!  I admit that keeping this house cleaned up and ready to show is getting OLD!  I have been praying for patience to wait peacefully for God’s timing.

Picking out siding and shingles and woodwork, doors, bathroom and kitchen fixtures, flooring, etc. has really been fun.  This weekend we are meeting with the cabinet people to start a plan for the new kitchen.  I have purchased a few lamps and light fixtures as well as fabric for duvets for the 2 bedrooms.  last week in an antique shop, I found the sweetest picture of 2 little girls saying grace over their tea party food.    The colors make it perfect for the new kitchen.

I may have a different perspective once we are into the nitty gritty of building, but right now I believe the waiting is the hardest part.  Packing to move will be a challenge of course and I wonder how we will say goodbye to 36 years of friends.  In the meantime, I am trying to keep the rabbits and chipmunks from chewing up my gardens!  And then there’s all this rain!  Last year we prayed for rain as the drought killed off everything.  This year we’re worried about flooding. There’s always something.