Tuesday, July 13, 2010

For Sale By Owner

We took the plunge. We set up a "For Sale By Owner" sign in our front yard last week and yesterday I finally posted our house for sale on Craigslist. It's kind of a scary step but it's also really exciting. Not that anyone has shown any interest yet.
About a year ago I was talking with a friend about houses and remodeling. She was saying that they needed a little more room and had thought about turning the garage into a bedroom/bathroom suite or something but didn't know how they could afford it. Sort of in jest, but only kind of, I said, "Well, just have your parents divide off a few acres and sell them to us."
The next day she called and said that they all thought that was a great idea and since that time have been working on doing just that!It has been our dream to build our own home since we got married. We have also dreamed of land; room to run and grow things and have animals.
To say that we are excited might be an understatement.
Last Monday Erik borrowed an excavator and went and dug septic approval pits for the land division, the kids helped put up the caution tape around the holes and Hannah only tried to fall in once.Then we went hiking through the woods and had a grand time. It's so easy to dream and hard to be patient and practical. We don't know how this will all work out and would really appreciate prayer in all of this. Thank you!...and if you know anyone that's interested in buying our house...

4 comments:

Lacey said...

How exciting Emily!!! Where is the new property?

ED's Wife said...

It's on Hwy 53 only a few short miles from where we are now, up on a hill and oh so beautiful.

Chelsea said...

so exciting! I love the pictures and am thrilled for you. Will be praying for you during all of this!!

MamaGriffith, said...

I for one will miss having you close!