This is our new house.
Or, it was. For 2 days.
This is our other new house.
After the crazy rush of trying to find a house in Mississippi, we decided to lease in the area where we think we want to buy until we learned more about the community and decided for sure that this is where we wanted to live (the schools are a big thing, too. They seem good, but we have concerns about our children and their particular needs...)
We signed a lease back in March, before we even knew about #4. The house is a 3 BR, 2 BA with a nice backyard and more square feet than our home in PA. Not our dream house, but good enough for 6 months until we had a better feel for where exactly we wanted to live.
Then we found out about #4. Uhhh, and found out that our lease was set to expire 2 weeks after #4 was due.
Okay, we could still make this work. We would just have to get on the ball about finding a place to live- even if it was a bigger rental. We could do this. The timing wasn't ideal, but we would be okay. Besides, I think everyone looks forward to moving with a baby, just 6 months after moving across country. Just think of all the boxes I wouldn't even need to unpack!
So, fastforward to last week when we arrived in MS. I was stoked to have made good time on Monday, and we arrived at the house before our property manager. We got out and explored the huge back yard (keep in mind, we had never seen this house.) We talked about which side of the garage would be mine and which would be John's. When our manager got there, we went in and looked around, quickly divvying out the bedrooms - the smaller one for Abigail, the larger one for Anna and the baby.
And then our agent told us about another property he had that just became available- a 4 BR, 2.5 BA plus bonus room, in a nicer neighborhood that also had a pool and golf course. For just a bit more than our current rent. Were we interested? Um, yes!
So, long story short, we ended up changing our lease to the new house. Which is great, because the extra space is coming in all sorts of handy:) Plus, because the property became available due to an eviction (with some cosmetic damage to the house) we got brand new carpeting in the entire upstairs and a fresh cleaning before we moved in! Not to mention, fresh paint throughout is forthcoming, which I really love, as the previous occupants had made some very interesting color choices;)
Oh, and did I mention the new house has a Jacuzzi? Yeah. And most of the front and back yards are shaded. That's just awesomesauce.
Sometimes, God blesses us in ways we could never imagine.