25 Aug 2018
After we got home, we received the news that we have an official, executed contract to buy a house. This is WAY ahead of schedule!! I thought we wouldn't be looking until next spring and haven't even finished unpacking into the apartment we're currently in. I never imagined that three weeks after we got back from our mission, we'd be making an offer on a house! (And, then, three days after that it would be finalized.) But, Bob felt prompted that we needed to look now - so, here we are!
Now, we're focusing on the whirlwind of getting ready to close and to move (again) by mid October. I'm surprised that I am at peace with this, but, it feels right.
In addition to closing on our new house in Oct., since this is such a special year, we have treated ourselves to a trip to the Holy Land (this has been in the works for more than a year) and we leave for that on October 25. It adds a bit of stress to be leaving the country so soon after closing on, and moving into, a new house, but, somehow, it will all work out. Life is full of surprises!