Blame it on Dave! We were moving again!
My husband and I had been married for 17 years and in that time we had moved 12 times. Yes, 12 moves and we are not military. To add insult to injury, we were moving away from this![crellyslider alias=”old_house”]
We had thought that this was THE place, our place to grow old together! We had worked for and improved this place (gardens, fences, chicken coop, rainwater catchment, orchard ) and we loved it…..and yet, we were selling and moving AGAIN!
You see, it all began innocently enough. We signed up to take the Financial Peace University course at church. As we worked through the lessons, we began to see that we had lots of budget line items to which we were allocating no money because we were devoting the bulk of our income to our mortgage. Thus,…”blame it on Dave” we needed to sell our home and move again.
This move was the right thing to do, financially, but it was hard!!
My husband is a builder and renovator of homes. Most of our previous moves had been in and out of homes that he built for us in a hot real estate market which we sold after two years building equity each time. Our current home was much different. It was rural, with acreage, and an existing house which we had been slowly renovating to suit our family of five. We had been doing the work ourselves and had allowed ourselves to personalize this home more than any of the others.
However, the Lord had made it clear to us, it was time to move. This changes everything.
But would an older home, 20 minutes from the nearest grocery store, on land sell?
Where would we go….back to the city?
What next, Lord?