Friday, January 20, 2006

going rural


from cottage country, we are now going rural!


through a round about way ... even though we didn't think this place was for us at first ... the Lord gave us a feeling of peace when we walked into this sweet little rural bungalow ...

we said YES to renting it!!! YAY!!! it is only 3 km from town ... a place to "wait" until we buy something ... it does have a long driveway, but our young landlord said he would plow it ... we'll discuss grass cutting when that happens - too much of the white stuff on the ground to think about it!

i feel relieved ... now i know how to pack! the packing was my issue - whether for storage? or a place to move? ... i feel at peace ... *smile* ... thank you for praying for us! we are still praying for a condo to open up in town ... but now we have a place to wait in ...

our hard working friend left for home today ... the outside stuff has been taken care of ... now it's just the inside sorting & packing ... whew!

this time of indecision may not have been so much for my benefit, but for leo's ... i know he was praying earnestly for a place - because he saw my stress ... then on tuesday, leo told me not to worry, we will have a place on thursday to move too ... bless his heart, it happened that way! i'm so glad that the Lord humbled us both ... we are 2 stubborn independent souls ... well we used to be 2 stubborn independent souls!

so the saga of our move continues ...

15 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful indeed...thanks for sharing the good news. This will take some of the pressure off won't it? It will be good to have more time to thoroughly look for just what you need!!

Be careful not to overdo packing!
Blessings...

Saija said...

elizabeth ... yes, the pressure of HOW to pack is off - now the strength for packing begins! i thought i had lots of boxes, but don't think so! oh well, maybe we can even make some runs to the house after the 1st and just drop things off ... yay!

Shelley said...

Yay that you have a place to go! I hope it doesn't come with the moose in the window...lol

Saija said...

shelley ... not a moose, but apparently there is a barn cat there ... i know it will be meowing to come in, i'll have a hard time keeping it out ... :o( i think our old cat wouldn't appreciate an upstart! now the packing - i've been winnowing my books - but there is still quite a few boxes! yikes!

Ginger said...

I'm so glad you found a good place to be!

Love the picture, by the way!

Becky said...

Hi Saija, just wanted to pop by and thank you for your hug! Yes, moving is stessful...but somehow we get through it and God gives us what we need to make it! Life is still painful but I'm muddling through and my head is still above water. I find writing my blog and keeping up with all the homework really difficult so it will be hit and miss for a while. Thank you for not forgetting about me. Keep popping by and if nothing else, I'll put up a picture! :) Blessings to you and Leo as you step boldly into this next chapter. May God be writing you a beautiful story! Hugs, Becky

Saija said...

ginger ... i'm thinking of this place as our "transitional" one! i'm so glad that it came along!!!!

becky ... blessings to you as you soldier along ... you amaze me with your strength! (hugs)

Fred said...

Congrats! See, we told you it would work out!

Peg said...

Yahoo!!!!!!!! I am so glad for you! I can see your joy in your post!

Saija said...

fred ... yes you did! i was just impatient!!!

peg ... it is a lovely little spot to "wait" in ... photo's to follow once we have moved in!

Linda said...

Praise the Lord, Saija! I knew He had the perfect place in mind. :-)

Saija said...

linda ... we were certainly happy to find it! though i'm wondering how i will ever find my way out of this packing maze???????

Rita said...

Yay!!! I'm glad you have found a house. Sounds great to me.

see-through faith said...

wonderful

be still and know that He is Lord and all things come to those who wait on Him

:)

Saija said...

rita ... yes, it is a relief to know we have somewhere to go!!! YAY!

lorna ... have you heard the version, all things come to those who wait, including old age? ;)