How are you all doing? Life’s ups and downs going smoothly I hope. 🙂 Haha! What I mean to ask is this: Are you rolling with life’s ups and downs and taking them in stride? I’m still working on it…. as usual….
Right now we are waiting to hear back about an offer we made on a property. I don’t know what the rules are for a verbal offer. We made several other offers in writing, which they refused, so we shall see what happens. The owners are asking for a lot more than similar places in the area, and maybe they are realizing this.
I feel like we’ve been in a holding pattern ever since we started talking to a lender. My life has been on hold, it seems like…. There was all the paperwork from the lender, as well as a refinance through the bank. It’s all pretty complicated and took forever; most of last year, actually. But it’s all done now and we can actually move forward now with an actual purchase. Once we find the right place…..That’s encouraging, but we arrived at this point at the beginning of winter, when the number of properties for sale tends to plummet. Who knew there was a “selling season” for real estate??? I sure didn’t. I can’t laugh like I usually would. It’s like I’ve been saying to my husband, “We are getting every single delay possible.” Yep. This is definitely orchestrated. It’s like God thinks I need more patience….. 🙂 And I do.
Hopefully we have found our farm, but if not, it might be a few months before there are any more options presenting themselves.
So I always feel like there’s nothing for me to say about our progress towards our farm. Progress should be moving to our new house, setting up green houses, building a rocket mass heater in the green house, planting seeds, etc, etc. But we’re not there yet!! I sure hope this long wait and all the delays we’ve had are helpful for someone! I can’t even write about all the financial delays because I don’t understand all that mumbo jumbo. My husband always has to explain what my Dad said about the lender and the bank. Sigh…
So there you have my real struggle with blogging. I don’t feel like I have anything to say about our Home Grown journey so far. Hence all the posts about priorities, focus, patience, goals, planning, and whatever else is on my mind. 🙂 Hopefully there will be good news soon that we are in the process of buying a farm. But I won’t get my hopes up too high just yet! I’m gonna save that for when we sign a contract and have a move-in date!!
I need to remember that life is about the journey. The “arrivals” are wonderful highlights, but there is much more time spent on the path, than the destination. Once you reach a destination, there’s always something ahead to keep reaching for. I love that because I love to learn. God always has a purpose for what He does and I trust Him. This extended time of waiting is really chiseling away some things that need to go and I’m grateful for that.
Do you feel like you’re in a holding pattern? What are you hoping to be achieving or arriving at soon? Please share!