Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Bearing Witness to Blessing Part 6

We finally closed on our farm today.  January 11, 2011.  It was almost fun to sign and date all those forms with 1/11/11.  It's the little things really. We completed all the paper work in less than an hour. It's funny that we've been waiting almost two weeks to complete what only took 45 minutes.  I told the lawyer that after all the waiting and hounding, this event was kind of a let down.  To celebrate the closing, we decided to visit the farm for the first time as a family.  The kids and I had seen the house, R had seen the house but we'd never been there all together.  It was fun to explore every nook and cranny knowing that it was ours and we'd have plenty more time to explore.  We also had a wonderful Nerf battle.  An empty house is perfect for Nerf war.

The joy of our new home was tempered with some really nasty weather.  The snow began falling late this morning and has continued most of the day and evening.  What was a slow trip at 6pm became an almost impossible return trip at 8pm.  It was sobering to realize that I probably won't be doing much running around when the weather is poor.  My front wheel drive van is extremely handicapped when it comes to climbing hills in the snow.  Since we live in a valley, the first part of any journey involves climbing a  hill. 

Another interesting thing is that the seller of our home left quite a bit of stuff in the house.  There are drawers and cabinets full of various items, glasses, plates, silverware, and cleaning products.  An entire living room set was abandoned along with numerous air mattresses, a bean bag chair and recliner.  I spent so much time before we moved getting rid of things so we wouldn't be moving unnecessary items.  Now, I'll have the joy of getting rid of someone else's unnecessary items. 

While the whole farm thing still seems surreal, I'm very excited about beginning the next step of this new challenge tomorrow.  The wait has been long but I know it will all be worth the effort.  We are so blessed to have this opportunity and to have found this home.  God is good.  All the time.

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