Ok, so it's been a few days and quite a bit has happened so bare with me if this is lengthy.
As many of you know, I sent Michael up here in November of last year to find us a house to live in since I didn't want to travel with all the children. He found us the best house that was for rent at the time for what we wanted to pay. It has been a solid roof over our heads and roomy enough for me to take in a couple of extra kids a week, but not in the best location and it is dated. So, for the past several months I have kept a close eye on houses in the area in the locations that we really like. Well, through a very cool set of circumstances that could only be God we found a house that we really love and it's in a great location. Michael can walk one block and be at work and yet the neighborhood is quiet and very well kept. And not only can we rent for the next couple of years until all our debt is paid off, but we can also buy it from him when were ready (if we wind up staying here...only God knows that) and he will give us some of our rent back as a "gift of equity", which is awesome. The main floor of the house has been totally renuvated and updated and the basement is finished. He is going to split the cost with us for any updating we want to do in the basement, and if we decide to put a fence up and lay a slab in the back yard he'll help with that too. We are so pleased and excited. We move in at the end of the month. I will email all of you with our new address and hopefully our phone number will stay the same. Here are some pictures.
The front of the houseAnother view of the houseThe living room from the front doorThe kitchen