Unemployment has been great to me! Perhaps I am enjoying it a little too much and thus the lack of motivation to look for a job. I’ve been keeping myself busy this summer with a trip to Colorado, accompanying our youth group on a trip to New Orleans, helping with VBS at church and many, many, projects around the house.
The last month or so has been FULL. Grant graduated with his Master’s, we said goodbye to our RA staff for the summer, I finished my job at the school, we moved out of our apartment (which has been my home for the last 4 years) and into our house, and we enjoyed the company of Grant’s parents and my mom who each came to visit for 2 weeks (and who helped us SO much with all of the moving, settling-in and projects around the house). Phew!
We have worked on so many projects in the house I don’t think I could count them all! I have tried to take some before and after shots of some of them (and even some in-progress pictures) and thought i’d share a few. There will be more to come as we finish unpacking and deciding where we want to put everything!
I looked through our RE/MAX folder that the realtor gave us and I found some before shots of the basement. The picture quality is terrible (and is a photo of a colour copy), but will give everyone an idea of what the basement looked like before!
I learned something today. I love our house even more when it is filled with people… especially some of my favourite people!
Thank you RA’s for all you to do to love and serve others. We love you and it was a privilege to host all of you for our first meal in our new house!
We’re officially homeowners! On Tuesday afternoon (after many trips to the bank, FedEx, the Post Office and even more phone calls) Grant and I took possession of a house here in Wheaton. Even though I have a key, I still feel like I am trespassing on someone else’s property.
I won’t bore you with all of the details, rather I want to share with you the amazing gift that this house is! On Tuesday we went to our closing, expecting it to be stressful and anxiety-producing and it was anything but. The previous owners were missionaries in Africa for the first part of their marriage and moved to Wheaton when the husband was hired as a professor. They lived in the house for almost 40 years. According to their daughter, all of his students had dinner in their home and they were always inviting others in. We are excited to own a house that has a legacy of hospitality. We’re excited to share the gift of this space with others.
We’ve had many requests to post photos of the inside. I wanted to wait until we were “done” moving in, but I just couldn’t possibly wait until May to share this with you. Most of these are from the realtor, but I have added a few of our own too. Here it is: