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Thursday, June 13, 2013

In Limbo...

Our house has been on the market for nearly three weeks.  We've had about 25 showings or so.  Most feedback has to do with it being "too small."  Not much we can do about that.  Just need to find the right young couple or empty nesters, I guess.  It is an interesting experiment in keeping this place tidy.  Getting out the door with two kids is hard enough, but now I have to do a full sweep of the house anytime we wanna go out to make sure it's pristine.  This evening I was in the middle of cooking dinner, and got a call for a showing for 6-7pm.  Problem was, it was already 6:05 and dinner was only half cooked!  We had them give us till 6:45, wolfed down our food, tidied like fools and got out.  Lol.  Such an adventure!

We've looked online at a list of houses for sale that our realtor gave us.  Narrowed down a list of about 125 to about 35.  There's not a lot of use going to look at these places until our house has some interest.  So, feeling a bit in limbo.  Waiting for something to happen.  The homeschool mom in me wants to start planning out school... normally, we'd be starting back up in a few weeks.  But, that stuff is in a tub under everything that's been piled and stashed in the closet. So, trying to let that go and not worry.

Preston has been doing Cub Scout Day Camp this week, and has been LOVING it.  I was freaking out on Sunday night.  This was our "kindergarten moment."  The first time I really took him somewhere, dropped him off with people who weren't family or super close friends, for SEVEN HOURS.  But he did great, I didn't cry, and all was well.  He has really had a great time out there, despite the 95-degree temps.  He's gone swimming, done archery and shot BB guns, and all kinds of fun things.  He's in heaven!  I'm really glad that he's doing well and enjoying this experience.  It's probably going to be one of the last scout activities he'll get to do.  The recent decision regarding openly homosexual scouts is just a bit too much.  I understand that at this age it's not an issue, however if that's the case, why did it have to be an ISSUE?!  I can only see it going further, and don't really want to have my child in the mix.  I love people of all sorts, but I do not agree with their lifestyle if they choose to live like that.  And I do not appreciate it being forced into places it doesn't even belong.  No, it shouldn't be an issue... but it is now, isn't it?  I'm very sad about it all.  Michael was an Eagle Scout.  My dad was an Eagle Scout.  And all Preston got was Tiger and Wolf?  It's been a hard decision, he doesn't even know yet - and I am not looking forward that conversation.  Mergh, it's just all so sad, really.  "Duty to God" is the scout motto... sigh.

Anyway, we finished up AWANA at church.  There is a new program going on starting next week called Art & Soul and I think the boys will enjoy that.  And, of course, we'll have VBS in July.  Hoping to do some more fun things while we're having our break.  And, Lord willing, we'll MOVE before the summer is up.  Lol.  My UBAM convention is next week.  CAN'T WAIT!!!


Jill said...

Hang in there. "All things work together for good to them that love the Lord and are called according to His purpose." (Something close to that anyway.) Praying God's will be done with the house and that it wouldn't go on too long.

Daltongang said...

I am with you!We are moving from NC to TX. My husband is already there and we have our house on the market here waiting for it to sale. It's crazy trying to keep everything clean. Our house is huge but it is out in the country so our feedback is "It's too far from city". Just waiting for that right couple that wants to be near the city but not in the city!! We just began ECC this week. I decided to go ahead and start even though we have to keep everything neat and nothing on the walls:) Best of luck to you with selling you house. We are looking for something smaller but still with land in South East Houston area.

Linda said...

I feel for you regarding the selling of your house. We moved last summer and our house didn't sell until April! The family who bought it thought it was perfect, didn't want inspections or anything! If you need to start a little homeschooling, or just want to prevent the summer brain drain you might consider some online activities. No set up, no clean up, no papers spread around. I would share Learning Games for Kids (www.learninggamesforkids.com) as one place to start. Vocabulary and Spelling City also has a summer program that might be of interest. I wish you the best with the sale of your house. It is a trying time, but it feels so good when it's over!

tina at september said...

oh gosh- I know the feeling all too well- we ended up renting our place- another kind of worry.

Praying that you'll find the right family for your home!!!

I came by to tell you that I've nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award on my blog- there is a short questionnaire if you find the time- HUGS girl!!! tina~