Sunday, August 13, 2006

A humbling day

We went to a for-sale-by-owner open house today and walked away with a contract! We had been looking near my husband's school, but wandered into an adjacent area that averages $100,000 more. What we found was a 1600 square foot ranch/farmhouse priced just within our budget. It's old enough to have charming cottage details such as solid wood doors and original glass knobs, but new enough for a sunny, open floor plan. What's more--it's completely and totally renovated! The owners have a granite business, and the fixtures and counters are above the ordinary. (Trust me, I know Home Depot's renovator specials!) I never in a million years thought we could afford a house in such a nice area, much less one that doesn't require any work.
There is much rejoicing in our family tonight.

16 comments:

Coffee and a Muffin said...

Congratulations, Meredith!

Sarah Ellsworth said...

Wow, that looks really nice! Congrats.

Leah S said...

Wow! What a blessing! :)

Anna said...

Oh Meredith God Did have a better house planned for you!!! I'm so happy for you!!! It sure looks beutiful!! Thanks for sharing your joy with us.

Anonymous said...

Meredith-
I am reading about your wonderful blessing from the great state of Texas! We're on vacation down here, but I just have to check in on your blog when I get the chance! I am VERY happy for you, and am rejoicing for you. It is such a good reminder to me of God's faithfulness. I will be looking forward to seeing and hearing many of the details as the days go by. Congratulations!!
Susan from Illinois (via Texas!)

Alison said...

Congratulations Meredith! How wonderfully it has all worked out...won't it be fun to decorate only without having to renovate?

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! I'm so happy for you. What a blessing for you during this stage in your life- speaking as a fellow mother with a new baby & toddler, I'm sure you'll find plenty to keep you busy and blog about other than renovation. Can't wait to see pictures after you move in- I think you've just bought *my* dream house!

Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

How wonderful! I already love the house just because of that cute nook of shelves by the door.

Calla Lilly said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful looking home!

Anonymous said...

Exterior photos please : ) esp. the 'farmhouse' part!

Debbie

Donna said...

How lovely...Congratulations!

Layla said...

Congratulations, Meredith! It looks lovely! What a blessing.

Will you still be in the same parish? I am looking very much forward to the fact that when I'm home for Christmas break, the building project will be done.

Baleboosteh said...

Wonderful news! The house looks and sounds beautiful!

Roberta said...

Very exciting! Love the built in shelves, floor and front door. What a blessing to have all that charm and character, and finished too.

Lisa of Longbourn said...

The house is beautiful! It took my breath away. I hope everything works for you to move into it!
To God be all glory,
Lisa

Meredith said...

Layla, sorry I missed your question earlier. Yes, I think we will stay in the same church. Email me when you're home for break--we can introduce ourselves over doughnuts, okay?