Thursday, March 8, 2012

Welcome home!

So, I haven't posted on here in a while...oops!

Change of plans! A while back I posted that we would be staying in the same apartment we are in now for a while, but that has all changed :)

While doing laundry at my friend Grace's house Tuesday, I noticed a "for rent" sign for another townhouse in her neighborhood. We decided to take a look, and scheduled an appointment to go see it. We showed up at the townhouse a few minutes ahead of the scheduled 1:00pm appointment (hubby is always early) and we waited. And waited. Nobody else ever showed up. Nick noticed that somebody was in the house and was looking at us through a window, so we rang the doorbell. It turns out it was the current tenant, who had heard nothing from the landlord about our appointment. We didn't even go inside, and we didn't care to. Who wants a landlord who doesn't show up to your appointment?

At this point we were a little frustrated, and a lot discouraged. We ran some errands, and drove through a sweet little neighborhood close to the Lowe's that Nick works at on the way home. What can I say? It was just meant to be. We saw this sweet little house that was obviously updated and well maintained...with a "for rent" sign out front. I immediately called the number, and made an appointment to see it 30 minutes later. We loved it. But we were in competition with 2 other people who also loved it, and it was all left up to the landlady. Turns out, she loved us...and she called me last night and told me we got it!

It really is perfect. Completely new inside, washer and dryer, stainless appliances, and beautiful tile and hardwood floors. And Max and I can easily walk to Lowe's when Nick is at work :) Perfect.

Oh. And the same day, my sweet brother and (future) sister in law found out they got the apartment they were hoping to be starting their new life together in. God is so so good.

"Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think"
Ephesians 3.20