Ouch! Our house has not sold.
Gracious! It is going up so fast!
What were we thinking!?
- We wanted to downsize.
- We’ve talked about it for seven years.
- We don’t need a big house.
- Because we want to move in before hubby retires
- Because we found a lot and house plan that we like
. . . I think.
- We thought our house was selling—it was not.
Yuk! I don’t like our new address.
It is one of those funky ones with a 1N in it.
We won’t be in the Wheaton Park District. Sob.
Great! Lower utilities because . . .
- Energy efficient windows
- Energy efficient furnace
- Energy efficient hot water heater
- Good insulation
- And so much less house . . . oh no!
Whew! Smaller house + smaller tax rate = lower taxes
Yay! We will be much closer to church.
That is huge to us!
This hurts. I already have withdrawal pains!
There are no restaurants close by.
The grocery store is ten minutes away
Walgreens is seven minutes away.
Hot Diggity! We will live nearer our family.
It is right by a beautiful bike path.
Very very sad, big, big tears . . .
I will not live close to my walking partner.
I just don’t know if I can do this.
Boo Hoo! I will miss our neighbors
We’ll miss our trees and the park
We will miss the convenience of . . . pretty much everything.
Okay, I can live with this . . . No more mowing lawn
or shoveling snow except that sometimes I like to do that.
Sweet! Meet and Greet Your New Neighbors
A gathering of others building in the same subdivision
There are all ages—not just old people like us
Some young families, some younger couples,
We like them—all of them.
Genuinely, I praise God for this abundant blessing.
I do not take it lightly.
It is a gift and I am grateful.
Reviewing pros and cons is not very productive.
Gladly, I will meditate on some much deeper spiritual truths.
Unless the LORD builds the house,
the builders labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain.
By wisdom a house is built,
and through understanding it is established;
They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.
Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?
2 Corinthians 5:1
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.