Oct 28, 2011

Selling and Looking

Our house went on the market on a Saturday morning. It was under contract in 8 days! I think it's a rare thing since we live in the middle of nowhere in a town of 400. It is such a blessing of course. I stand amazed at how the Lord has worked in our lives in the last few months. To think of how wicked and undeserving we are, and yet he continues to show us His love and bless us more and more.

All that's left is to get the appraiser's report that our house is worth what we're asking for it. If not, then we'll re-negotiate with our buyer.

Today, we're going to visit my family for the day. There's a house we're going to look at renting also. Another thing to give God the praise for. I was getting a little nervous that we wouldn't be able to find someone to rent to us for only 5 months. Well, in the last few days, I've located 3 different places that will do that. Only one is in  my hometown, but the other 2 aren't too far away either.

There's a house in the bigger town a few minutes away, and that one really appeals to me because it's bigger and convenient. The only drawback (well, besides the person not replying to my emails...) is that it's across the street from Fred Phelps' Westboro Church! I'm not sure I want to subject my children to anything they might witness over there! On the other hand, it's close to McDonald's, Wendy's. and Sonic!

Once we set a closing date and we find a rental, I'll be set. Except now I notice myself dreading him leaving for 3 months. I think about who will fix my computer (TeamViewer will be a lifesaver), who will shovel the snow, how will I find someone trustworthy to fix my vehicle if it needs it. I have a dad, 4 brothers and a brother-in-law in the area, but they've all got their own families, so I can't expect them to be at my beck and call.

Mainly when I think about him being gone, I just put the thought out of my head. I refuse to dwell on that until it happens.I'm going to eat up these next few months of just being together.

Oct 7, 2011

Our Lieutenant JG

It's official...well, assuming he graduates from ODS and Chaplain School. HE WILL!

Last Monday was Mr. H.'s commissioning service and it was so cool. It was only a 39 second ceremony. Yes, really, 39 seconds. He had to repeat something like this:

"I, ______________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according the regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."

I'm not sure if this is EXACTLY what he said, but it's pretty close.

We had some family and friends attend, driving almost 2 hours for the short ceremony. It was really a very cool event. One that will go down in my scrapbook.