House on Thursday!

The homeowners accepted our offer (after some back-and-forth) and we will be moving to the home we loved so much.

We have a few details to work out still, but they’re small potatoes. For now, the big question mark in my heart is settled. This is the house where my husband showed me the listing, and afterward I kept thinking about it. And thinking about it. And thinking about it. I’m afraid I pestered him about “the house by the railroad tracks” but now he’s as in love with it as I am.

So much coolth! I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the prayers and good wishes and your patience in dealing with a whining me.


  1. knit_tgz

    God be praised, the house is amazing! May God bless your family in the new house, and bless the old owners too!

    Curious minds want to know: it the furniture included or will you refill the house with your own? (none of my business, true, so if you’re not inclined to answer, do not answer).

    But wee! I’m so happy for you ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. philangelus


    I hope they take their furniture. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We’re already going to have to give away some of our own in order to fit. The new house is smaller than the current one.

    (No, they’re definitely taking it. What I want them to leave is the washer/dryer but they’re taking that.)

  3. karen ^.,.^

    praise the Lord!! i’m so happy for you!! it’s a lovely house! the front lawn is gorgeous. it looks like the home of a famous writer. ๐Ÿ™‚

    another curious mind, would you mind posting a picture of the outside of your current home? i’ve always wondered what that looks like (as other poster stated, if you’re not inclined, it’s cool).

    again — YAY!!!!! very, very happy for you and your family!!

  4. Ali

    It’s beautiful! Congratulations!

  5. Jenni

    Gorgeous and yay!

    Just curious why you’d want a smaller home when your family is growing (but it still looks adequate to me for a family of 6).

    Enjoy this blessing!

  6. philangelus

    Houses in the new location cost a lot more than houses here. ๐Ÿ™ So in short, we can’t afford as much house.

  7. Patient Husband

    I didn’t think you pestered me: I always intended to see this house, as it was by far the nicest-looking house of its size and price in the three towns we were focusing on. And yes, I’m in love with it too now.

    I do think it’s funny, though, that we referred to it as “the house by the railroad tracks”, because it turns out that it isn’t really “by” any railroad tracks at all. It is perhaps “near” railroad tracks but really I just misjudged the scale on the map. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. knit_tgz

    Maybe it’s a matter of perspective: when I saw the house it seemed huge to me! And it has a garden! (Says the girl who lived with her 2 parents and her brother up until the end of her teens in a flat with no garden and less than 90 square metres, which is 970 sq feet… and lots of my friends lived in smaller houses). So yeah, it’s lovely and nicely sized, at least to my eyes…

  9. philangelus

    “Introducing: The house by the railroad tracks! Railroad tracks not included in some boxes.” ๐Ÿ™‚

    Knit_tgz, It’s definitely a huge house! It’s just smaller than where we’re living now, which is your “standard” split entry garrison, with an addition of a two-car garage and bedroom space above it. It was already a three-bedroom house and then we effectively built another house off to the side of it, then finished the “old garage”. The current/”old” house is impossibly huge. We’ll never have that again.

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  11. Kit

    Oh Jane – CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you! What a beautiful home, and the yard…the trees….oh, it’s just lovely! Many happy memories, yummy meals, and gleefully grass-stained knees await you.

    Hug and a twirl,

  12. ~KC~

    WOW… it is stunning… beautiful! Congratulations!

  13. CricketB

    It’s gorgeous! From the outside, it looks plenty large, and there’s lots of room to enlarge it, or build a separate building.

    The rooms are large where it counts — kitchen (I envy the extra counter space) and front hall.


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