Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Still In The Process

So, we have been to about 10 houses now, numerous phones calls made, and we are still looking.
Ours boxes are getting full, no new house yet.
The kiddos are excited, as I would be too if I were a kid, to get out and move to another house.
Something new. Something Healthy.
My nerves are getting the best of me right now. Stress/anxiety, frustration like you wouldn't believe.
Trying to get everything in that I need to during the day and still needing a house to live in within a couple of weeks.
It's so frustrating and I'm so stinkin tired.
But...I know what we need to do so I keep on keeping on.
We have a house tonight we are to go see at 6 and Brandon and I have been praying so hard that this is "the one." It could be. Brandon took pics of the house after work one night and the outside is very nice. I just pray the inside is just as nice.
I just want the looking to be over.
This weekend we are meeting with our landlord and will be telling him why we are leaving and on a short notice. It helps that we are on a month to month lease too. Being that he lives next door, we are going to ask his wife come too. Ask them if this is something acceptable that they would live in. I think NOT. Frankly, I don't really care. It's NOT acceptable to me.
My kids need to be healthy. I know we are doing the right thing. I just wish it didn't take so long.
The Lord has not failed us yet. The Lord will NOT fail us. He knows where we need to be and where we are going to be. I guess I would just like a "short-cut" and for Him to just tell me and skip all the other nonsense. If it was only that easy. That's where trust and faith come in. We trust Him, I trust Him.
Please pray for us.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Waiting For That Right House

This has NEVER been so hard to do. Looking for a house, a nice house, that we can afford. It seems like all the houses that I do find are in the most horrible part of town (Rockford).
I am up in the morning on the computer looking, also in the papers, and it's what I'm doing by the time it's time to go to bed at night.
And I can thank my landlord for putting us in this position. I am still upset, but moving past that and just doing now what I have to do to get us out of here. I was hoping to be out by the end of this month which is Friday, so we didnt have to pay another month's rent here. I don't think that's going to happen at this point.
I know God has a plan for us. I know there is a house out there that is healthy for us to live in. It's just a matter of waiting on God's timing and not mine. I know He has never failed us before and He's not going to start now.
It's getting colder out now and starting to wear sweatshirts and socks in the house. I will NOT turn that heat on. We have portable radiators that we spent good money on last year and looks like we will be putting them to good use until we get out of here. At least there's not 3 feet of snow on the ground...yet.
We are inviting my lovely landlord and his wife over this weekend and going to tell them we give our 30 days notice. I can't WAIT for him to ask why. We will see how that turns out.
Saturday, we are also having Hunter's 7th birthday party. I can't believe my little man is going to be 7!!! Little craziness is always good!! :) Right??
I thank the Good Lord above for keeping Hunter and Ren so healthy. I thank God for letting me have the responsibilty of taking care of His children. I have a lot to be thankful for in the midst of all that is happening. Maybe that's what God wants me to see?? I see it and I appreciate it.
Not going to be as mad the way I was last week. Don't get me wrong, I'm still upset, I just have to put that energy into finding a house. (And baking a birthday cake!!) :)