If you would have asked me a year ago if I was sentimental, I would have said, “no, things don’t hold much value to me.” Oh how things are different now that we have entered this stage of decided what we keep and what goes.
We originally thought that we would rent our house in our hometown. We thought it might add extra income. As we desire to live more simply, we have decide it would just be one more thing to worry about. We decided to ask a realtor to come through and give suggestion of what needs to done before we put it on the market. Now this should not be a difficult thing to do, but I couldn’t do it. This is the only house we have ever owned. We’ve lived here almost 10 years and moved in a month before Lily Bean was born. I know things need to be done before we put it on the market but I was procrastinating making the call. I was finally honest with Darrel that I couldn’t walk through with the realtor without being emotional about what was “wrong” with my home. So my loving husband made the call and took off work to walk through the house with the realtor. I stressed to make the house look as good as I could, not quite as bad as when we had the home study but almost. I have been trying to figure out if my emotions are pride based, or is it just the womenly desire to provide a nice home for my family. I really feel that God is giving me grace on this one, so I’m gonna try and give grace to myself as well. 😉
We, now, have a list of projects and a timetable to get them done. It’s a little overwhelming with our daily responsibilities and fundraising to do. We are going to need to ask for help (something we aren’t good at) and are working on scheduling some work days in the next few months. So if you or your hubby have a skill they would be willing to donate, let us know and we will gratefully put it to use. We have a lot of work to do.
You can also pray for the right buyer. We are praying that the house moves quickly once it is on the market. So here we go, just another part of this big adventure.