We are due to close on February 15. I haven’t been by the house in a while. Sadly, as many of you know, my mother passed away quite unexpectedly on January 23. I think we’d been to the house a few days before that. In one of the last phone conversations I had with my mom, she was asking about the house, saying she wished she could come help us move, but she couldn’t leave Dad (ironic, isn’t it!). And toward the end of the conversation, she asked, “You are happy, aren’t you?” and I assured her I was. And she affirmed she was glad I sounded so excited and less stressed out than I sometimes I get with work, life here so far away from my extended family, and things I let bog me down.
Maybe some day I will post more about my mother. It is still very surreal that she left this earth so suddenly, unexpectedly, but I know she is in Heaven and because of God’s grace through faith, we WILL see each other again! I am overwhelmed with the love and support of so many friends and family who have surrounded us these last almost 2 weeks. I talked to my dad today, and God has given him amazing grace in these last days as well!
The last time I saw the house was some time during the week of January 16. The house is now locked up tight, and I couldn’t get inside so I doubt we’ll be back by there until we have our next inspection/walk-through with our builder. So far, despite not getting a few feature we’d hoped for (but weren’t promised), we are mostly pleased. There was one little error — our house # isn’t 941. Some worker decided to change our address!
One thing we didn’t have a choice about in the community plan was the outside (or elevation) of the house – and we ended up with brick & stone, which I would definitely have chosen if I could have! I do think our house is prettier than some of the others of the same model! 🙂
We have gutters and blinds now, and the front door and garage door are painted. We are hooked up for utilities and internet and climate control.
OH! And our house # is actually 419 (ironically the same house number as my parents have back in Tennessee.).
Oh, and I like the outside of the house, too (brick and stone, etc)!
Oops about the house number! 🙂 I’ll be praying for the move and am continuing to think about you and pray for you and your dad. ❤
I love the brick and stone together! So excited for y’all!