We got back from vacation...and I am still alive!
So I CAN live with out air conditioning and an indoor shower.
Although we were all very excited to come home though.
On Friday morning I told the boys that it was time to go home. At first they were sad and then the electricity went out.
Which meant no fans...we had 5 going.
They immediately jumped in the car and sat in there for over an hour waiting for Mr. Genius and I cleaned up the house.
It is safe to say that we are spoiled by modern conveniences.
Later on I plan on showing you some picture of our little vacation. It was much needed time away together.
But today I want to tell you about our big news....
We are selling our house!
I am having major, crazy emotions about this decision.
I think I mentioned before that we took the Dave Ramsey class at our church last year.
Taking that class is the best decision Mr. Genius and I have made in our married life. It has truly blessed us.
We rarely fight about money now. And friends let me tell you about how much of a miracle that is.
I have been trying for YEARS to get us on a budget. YEARS people!!!!
This class is what got Mr. Genius motivated to get on a budget and to actually stick to it!
It has been so helpful for us.
We payed off Mr. Genius' student loan so then our only debt is our house!
Which is great! But the problem is taxes went up and with Mr. Genius' home office taken away, expenses went way up.
Also Dave Ramsey recommends that your mortgage be a certain percentage...which right now I can't remember what that percentage is. Whatever it is...ours is more. Much more.
Mr. Genius has been wanting to put the house on the market as soon as he heard what Dave Ramsey recommended for the mortgage percentage. I fought him on it. I was not ready to move. After all we just moved here from TN.
But more and more things have happened to help me realize that not only does Mr. Genius want us to sell, but God does too. I am still working on my attitude about it.
Do you always have to smile when you are obeying God?
Don't answer that.
I can not promise that there wasn't a temper tantrum or two...or ten. Tears may or may not have been shed over the fact that we will be renting. And pity parties could have been in full force.
There is a lot of pride in me that I didn't realize about being a home owner. I like having a house that I could paint the kitchen cabinets pink and put in green carpet. Not that I would do that, but it is my house and I can if I want to.
Going back to renting...means I won't be able to have that freedom.
But the fact that we will be doing what we need to do, does out weight all the bad.
So people I have less then one week to get the house ready to be on the market!!!!!
I am freaking out over here.
Yesterday we started getting the ball rolling. I cleaned out closets. Then organized those closets. Sold furniture. Move around boxes in our basement in order for it to feel bigger. Touched up paint. Fixed blinds.
Over the next couple of days I plan on making curtains, make a frame for the boys bathroom mirror. Sell more items in the basement. (Anyone need a 46" projector TV?). And last but more certainly not least, clean up the garage. Thinking of cleaning that place out gives me hives. OH and we are having another garage sale...in two weeks! Did I mention that Mr. Genius will be out of town during most of this?
Yeah, more hives keep breaking out as the minutes pass.
Once the house is all done. I plan on doing a big house tour so you can see what I have done around here and what I had planned to do.
My hope is to find a rental house that has a garage so I can still redo furniture. I love doing it so much.
Starting next week, I will be painting dressers and bed and chairs and whatever else I have out there in full force in order to clean out that garage.
Now my break is over and our winter shoes, gloves and scarves are looking at me wondering what in the world I will do with them.
Up to the attic I will be.