Saturday, June 13, 2009

And the panic is over...

I'm still a little in disbelief today that the search and the negotiations are over. The people who sought financing for the house evidently did not bid on it. So, the papers are signed. Last night we went to see the house again and got a proper tour by the current owner. As we got home Ben said, "We got a steal!". Evidently, there were more good things about the house that we didn't even know about before we bid on it.

Glimpse of God

On Thursday, before we signed the papers, I had called my student loan company and asked how they decide to grant the economic hardship deferment that I get for not working. They said, "Well, you get 36 months..." Immediately, my heart sunk. It's the last of our debt outside a mortgage, but we hadn't figured in my school loan into the new budget since we hadn't had to pay on it for 3 years. So, we had to make another big decision. Do we still sign the papers? Well, we prayerfully decided to continue on.

Last night at the house, I remembered that the lady who took the pictures of our house (for showing on-line) was pregnant and planning to quit when she has the baby. I asked our realtor about it and she said that not only is she losing her in a few weeks, but the lady who puts the virtual tours together for her just quit the day before and she was stressed because she didn't know who would do it for her. When I informed her that I needed to earn a little income, she said the virtual tour lady was willing to train the next person and that she does it for all the realtor companies, so that could potentially earn quite a bit. I asked if I needed to interview. She said that I just needed to know how to take pictures! She said she was so relieved to have that need met already! I felt the same way!!!

I get to set my own hours to take pictures of the houses and create the virtual tour at home! It couldn't be more perfect as Ben and I were already talking about how I need to get out of the house once in a while. For those that read regularly, I'd mentioned teaching a college and career class next year at the homeschool co-op that we'll be part of. Unfortunately, there weren't enough kids signed up for the class, so it won't be happening yet. I was competing with Drama class, and I don't blame them! Perhaps next year! Now I'll have more time and energy to take pictures of houses.

Hopefully, I'll have a picture of our new house up soon...

4 comments:

yarnsticks said...

Congratulations on both the house and the job! I am so happy for you Becca!! :)

Jo said...

Yippee! what amazing news.. so pleased it's all coming together for you and your family xx

Trish D said...

Just catching up on a bit of blog reading, and I'm so thrilled for you guys! Can't wait to see pics of your new abode.

And what a blessing on the job front - isn't it amazing when God answers our prayers before the words are even fully formed?

Deanne said...

Wow, Becca, that is awesome...all of it! I love how the Lord has lead you through this and provided! Isn't it great to know our God and see how He works in our lives?! Yay!!!