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Living and Learning

I try not to blog too much about Luke and I's house hunting adventures because everybody goes through them and I don't want it to seem like I think our stories are out of the ordinary.

Plus I can only show you so many pictures of dirt roads before you get the point that we are not looking at your typical 'neighborhood' home that I originally had in mind.

But, by something that I can only blame on God I actually got used to that fact and even excited about buying a home in nowhere land and fixing it up.

Seriously, I did. It has confused everybody, including me.

Long story short:
This week we found a home.
It was a fixer upper (times a million).
Realized that we were being led to purchase the home and we needed to act fast.
Called to put an offer on it.
Earlier that day an offer had already been placed.
The first offer was accepted.
Megan and Luke were summoned to another 6 months in their ole APT.

It was pretty disappointing. It was the first house we both agreed on and the first proof in my whole life that I'm not as materialistic as I once thought.

That, in itself was a miracle.

I have determined that Luke and I are destined to live in our apartment forever.

We will raise our kids here.

Our grandkids will spend Christmas here and we will tell them that the hole in the wall above the TV is when Papaw Luke tried to hang up a shelf in our first year of marriage.

I'm sure at that time he will still be claiming that the shelf was defected, even thought they sell millions of those same shelves everyday at Target to millions of people who hang them on their walls.

Obviously I'm exaggerating a bit, about the future, not the shelf, we still can't figure out how to hang that blasted thing up on the wall.

It was a bit of an upset, but we will get over it. The house, not the shelf. We have just stuck that thing in the closet labeling it: defected.

I tried to drown my sorrows in the majesty that is Hobby Lobby, but then I remembered I didn't have a home to decorate.

Pity. Party.

So now we are back to square one, which is obviously a little frustrating but ultimately its perfectly fine.

We have a roof over our heads and more 'things' than we need. In the grand scheme, it is not a big deal. Just a disappointment, today.

We will most likely be in this apartment through Winter '09. I'm not sure if I can handle another Winter in this apartment. If my heater starts blowing cold air again I might need to be entered into the crazy home.

I shudder just thinking about that heater and the pain and anxiety it caused me last year.

So here we go, again!



  1. What a bummer! We have been trying to get out of this little thing we call a house for 5 years now and getting no where. Hope you will find your perfect place! I love the idea of taking something and making it your own. Hope your having a great week! = )

  2. Ahhh bummer!! I am sorry you guys are struggling so much and I feel like I am now rubbing it in by talking about our new house. Ack. I know God has a fantastic plan for yall, and I promise it doesn't include raising your babies in that apartment! :)

  3. Megan,
    I'm so sorry this house didn't work out for you, but remember that God has THE house for you. I kept telling myself when we looked for our house that God has one house for us and that is the one we want. So if one door closed I just figured it wasn't the one for us. It will happen for you sweet girl. Hang in there. You will be so happy you did.

    Have a Blessed day,

  4. I am so sorry the house didn't work out - I know how much house hunting and house limbo sucks... but I have faith that eventually the right house will find you guys.

  5. What a bummer! I hate that it didn't work out, but it's Gods way of saying that he has something different in mind for you guys, and he'll give you what you need in his time. You'll find the perfect house before long!

  6. I'm so sorry, Megan. But I do believe that the perfect house is just going to pop up and everything will fall into place. It will be the right time and it will be the right price. Maybe it will be a fixer upper and maybe it will be perfect as is. I don't know, but God knows. And He's not going to have you living in that apartment forever!

  7. I'm so sorry things didn't work out! I think that's the way the housing market is today which can be hugely disappointing when the right place is not an option any longer. As much as it stinks, keep going..I know ya;ll will find the perfect place to call home before you know it!

  8. I just know that I know that the perfect home you’ll find someday will be worth the wait!!!! Hang in there, girl!!!

  9. Oh what a frustrating situation! I know God will bring you the perfect house that you & Luke can begin calling home! All in his timing--how hard is that to deal with!

  10. I know it's hard to think like this now, but just remember, God's timing is perfect. If this wasn't what He wanted for you, then He must have something exceedingly better for you down the road.

    Ultimately, aren't you so much happier that He can see the big picture when we can't? It's hard, but hang tight!

  11. I feel your pain!!!!! I'm sorry that someone else swiped the house out from under you. There aren't many things that are as disappointing as that. Praying for you guys - that you'll find something...and if you don't, that you'll be warm in the APT!

  12. So sorry, girlie!! I crack up every time you talk about your heater blowing cold air. I lived in an apartment for two years that did the SAME THING!!! Praying you find the perfect home SOON!

  13. I'm sorry, I know EXACTLY how you're feeling if it helps at all. It tooks three offers before ours was accepted and I was in LOVE with the first house.
    It's a disappointment for sure.

  14. That Stinks girl!

    I spent 3 hours in hobby lobby last week so I know how easy it is to get lost in ideas and things you "want" to do when you don't have a house to decorate in the first place.

    At least you are married to your true love and yall are together- I would feel SO blessed to be in your shoes :)

    I wrote a blog about my heater last night lol, you should see if you can get one like mine - it works REALLY well!

  15. I hated house hunting. It really is a stressful process. I think it is only fun if you have tons and tons of money. I hope the perfect house appears soon.

  16. Ohhh!!! I'm so sorry! What a disappointment!

    In times like these it's hard to remember that God's timing is ALWAYS perfect. I bet the house you end up with will be even better.

    Until then, eat some ice cream or something! (-:


  17. I feel for you! I really do!

    My husband and I have lived in our very small house for about 5yrs now. We were only suppose to live here 2 to 3 years, but yet, we are still here and getting ready to add another baby! (Not sure where he/she will go...)

    Earlier this summer we randomly got an email from a realtor with a picture of a forclosure. When I looked at it, I honestly started to cry because it was my DREAM house! We drove over that day to walk around the property and peak in the windows. (That was a Saturday afternoon.) My husband call the realtor on Mon morning about 9ish and it had sold 2hrs before! I cried my eyes out.

    2 months later I still get so disapointed that it was waved in front of us and then snatched away and there was nothing we could do about it.

    It hurts, but I know that God had a plan in it. And I know he has a plan for the perfect house for you too!

    (Sorry for the super long comment!)

  18. I am so sorry- I hope that the reason becomes clear and that an even better opportunity comes your way!

  19. Aww.. I'm sorry Megan! I know how frustrating house hunting can be - but when God closes one door - he always opens another - SOOO.... look on the bright side - your dream home is still out there! It just takes time to find the right fit! Big hugs and good luck wishes coming your way! xoxoxo

  20. House hunting was sooo stressful but it will all be worth it in the end when you find the right one!

  21. Hey I thought of a solution! If neither of us ever has kids then the four of us will always be able to hang out perfectly comfortable at your current place! =)

  22. ahhh don't give up - you WILL find 'the ONE.' We hurried into our first home - it was brand new, just built home - WITH MOLD. Growing through the carpets and walls. UGH. I hate even thinking about. Moral of that - I thought we would NEVER get out of that house. But, we did. God blessed us with so much better than we ever imagined - now we're having a baby and the timing couldn't have been more perfect. God's timing always is.

  23. Lil hubby and I are putting our house on the market tomorrow and trying to find something else in the process.. it's frustrating but I just tell myself, "if it were meant to be the house for us, it would have come through" and go one with the house shopping.

  24. It will happen. Just give it time and have faith. It took us ALL Summer to find a house we like. LC has had set backs, but he hasn't given up. We just had another mishap with closing, but you can only live one day at a time. So, take it in stride and do know that eventually it will happen. Chin up!


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