January 19th 2010 02:43 pm

Big News

So it’s been at least 2 years that we’ve been looking, twenty or thirty offers, and easily over a hundreds homes we’ve seen, and this week it finally happens: we are getting a new house!

I hadn’t mentioned anything until now because several other offers/escrows fell through, so I was being cautious. This time it’s a done deal. Escrow closes on Thursday. There are so many mixed emotions. Monica would have loved it. It has everything she was looking for. It even has a bay window with a window bench. She always dreamed of that. Kai is pretty excited about the back yard too. He says he wants to build a playground back there! 🙂

The house is still in Whittier, so everything else remains consistent. I’ve already got some friends coming out this weekend (if the weather permits) to help me clean the place up a bit. I imagine I’ll be working on it every weekend, and most week days too. It’s a fixer, but it’s a good house. I’m going to take the whole month to move in slowly and fix it up before everything is actually moved.

Pray for sanity logistically and emotionally. These days, getting up out of bed is hard enough; moving our lives to a new house seems practically unachievable…

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5 Responses to “Big News”

  1. raul on 19 Jan 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    Congratulations on your new home!

  2. sheribaker on 19 Jan 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    That’s awesome, Sol! Oralia let a little something slip on Facebook, but I’m happier to hear it from you and to hear that it’s officially official! I know Monica is so happy that you made this dream happen for you and Kai. I wish I could get down there to help you with the house. I love doing renovation stuff and I pretty much painted our entire house myself. But I think this semester – especially the first half – is going to be super crazy. But do know that we think about you and Kai often. I think this is going to be a great step in the healing process and I’m sure you’ll be surrounded by people who love you along the way. And, as always, call if there’s anything you need… ever!

  3. faith.gillis on 20 Jan 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    I pray having all the projects to throw yourself into will help keep you occupied. God bless you in this exciting new step!

  4. MaryAnn on 20 Jan 2010 at 11:38 pm #

    So happy for you guys! What a great birthday gift…I was trying to sleep tonight and Monica kept coming to mind. Then I remembered “Sol’s birthday!” I think she was trying to tell me something :).

    Just wanted you to know we are thinking of you, praying for you and now happy you and Kai found a home.

    Love you guys!

    MaryAnn

  5. jenramirez on 27 Jan 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    you both are on my heart so often! praying for you guys, and praising God for an awesome new home for you guys! may each day you wake up filled with His joy and His peace, that is my prayer for you both.

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