12.04.2009

House Update

For those of you who have been asking, we do have a house update!
We have an offer accepted and a signed purchase agreement on this house. The USDA has approved it (that's where things fell apart on the other house) and we are now only awaiting a formal inspection.
It is located in Princeton, MN. This is the very far edge of the area we were searching in, but it's not SO bad.
It sits on five acres, surrounded on three sides by majestic pines. See that little shed thing in the background? It's a playhouse!
It's a 3 bed, 2 bath, 3-level split. This photo was taken from the lofted living room space, one floor up from the kitchen and dining room.And JP's favorite part? The massive, insulated and heated pole barn with it's own separate driveway.

If everything goes through, this house will be a gift from God and a testimony to His never ending faithfulness to us, even through our mistakes. Yes, it is a hike to get there. Yes, I'll have to make a stated effort to get out of my comfortable bubble and connect with people in the community. But this is exactly the sort of place we want to raise our kids. And given the situation we were in just two short years ago, it's a blessing that we never would have thought possible.

So please keep the prayers coming that the inspection goes well and that we can close on this sucker as quickly as possible. We have to be out of our place by February 1st.

God is good, all the time.

9 comments:

Susan said...

Hi guys,
I do follow your blog, and Audra, I love your writing style. You are very good!! Congrats on the house. I hope that it goes through. How far exactly is Princeton from Mpls?

Deb said...

Wow, Princeton! Cool! I'd say that's about an hour from the Cities...but it's been awhile since I've been there. Oh, and if you live up there, you have to call the Twin Cities "the Cities." Can't wait to visit you guys there (ok, maybe I'm getting ahead of myself). Can't wait to hear the final results of the transaction.

bruce said...

Nice house you guys. I know you will love the country.

Bron and Jenda said...

Princeton, huh? The benefit of being so far out of the Cities is that you're so far from the city :) I see that as a nice thing. Of course, I grew up in the country, and you know what they say: You can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl! I hope your girls have the same feeling. :) Let us know when you're moving, and maybe we can help you out!

The Charlebois said...

Deb is right, it's about an hour, if not a bit shy of that. It took me 40 minutes to get there from my house in Dayton.
The GOOD news is that it's a straight shot up 169 almost the entire way. Princeton is a cute town, and it's also relatively close to Cambridge, which has more of the "big" stores, like Target, Wal-Mart, etc.

eve brown said...

I 'm keeping you in my prayers that you do get this house. Looks kike it would be perfect for JP's business and your family.

I am a faithful reader of the blog, just don't comment as often as I should. I especially love the family photos and Rae's quotes. That last one (No Comprendo) was a doozie.

Keep on keeping us posted on your life,

Auntie Eve

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sarah said...

Yay! Congrats on your house! Its beautiful and the yard is amazing. Excited for you all :)