Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bad News - Good News

We have had a pretty exciting past month. I will give the bad news first and then get to the good.

Bad News- I was training for a half-marathon in October and I was doing pretty well for someone who is not a "runner". I felt pain in my ankle after my Tuesday run. I ran 4 miles on Tuesday, 3 miles on Thursday and a 7 mile run on Saturday. I couldn't hardly walk on it all weekend, but it was feeling better. But I decided to have a doctor check it out on the next Thursday. I have a stress fracture and have to wear a walking cast (boot) for six weeks (no more running). I am disappointed and frustrated. I am hoping to get back to training for a half marathon in March after the boot comes off.

Good News-We have been trying to sell our house since June and have had no takers yet. However, on Friday after I got the news of my stress fracture, I got a call from a lady wanting to look at the house on Sunday. I am not very excited, we have showed the house numerous times with no one making an offer. On Sunday, I clean while Amos takes the kids to church. We show it to them, they like it (we have heard this before also). On Monday, the lady calls back and wants to make an offer, I am a little bit excited, but I know a lot can go wrong with banks, appraisals and more. But then she says they are paying cash (WHAT?). I will believe it when I see it in writing. On Thursday, we met with the prospective buyers, they offered what we needed, as is and with no home inspection (WHAT?). This is too good to be true. So obviously we accept. We close in less than a week. Now we are thinking we have to find a rental house until we can build our new home. We look at a few houses and find one, but we decide to ask the buyers if they would consider renting our current house they just bought back to us. Guess what, they said sure, we aren't in any hurry to move yet (WHAT?). This just keeps getting better. We are now renting the house we have lived in for 7 years (no moving, YEAH), while we plan our dream house. We feel very blessed; this house deal has gone so smoothly. We will be starting a new blog about building our new home in the future. I will post the address when we can show some progress.

Now for a few photos:

Nash reading a book and wearing a winter hat.



The girls playing dressup with Nash. I wondered when they would try this. Doesn't he make a cute cheerleader.



The kids on Saturday morning, piling on our bed.



Nash loves to run around naked after a bath. I guess he needed to take a trip with Layla's purple, Hannah Montana suitcase.



Dylan had some dental work done and when her mouth was numb she chewed her lip. So she is slurping applesauce through a straw. Her lip is really swollen and sore. She is one tough girl. She didn't even make a sound or move when getting the shot in her mouth.



Yes, this is Nash wearing high heels. He is also carrying a sword. It is very comical, because he is all boy, loves balls, weapons, and outside. But he is also very into shoes, he does not discriminate between boys and girls shoes. Loves to put any and all shoes on.



Harrison was home sick and I found him looking at a book with Nash. He is such a good brother. My two boys they just make my heart melt.



Finally, it is not raining, the first thing we do is GO OUTSIDE. Harrison and Layla find this furry worm (not the scientific name of it) and are so excited and want a picture of it.