Home Sweet Home

June 20, 2011

I am enjoying a day at home. It's nice to be home after being gone for a few days. It makes you appreciate home even more.

This summer our living arrangements will change, and I couldn't be more thrilled. Almost six years ago I moved into the upstairs apartment of a big old house by the river. Since then I've had three different neighbors in the downstairs apartment and three different roommates with me in the upstairs apartment - the latest being my husband. ;)

We love so many things about our place. The location: we can see the river from our house, and we are right in the middle of so many things, just blocks from restaurants, theatres, cafes and just minutes away from every part of town - south side, northwest side, east side, and Mishawaka. The character: our house is 100 years old and has the architectural details that most newer houses don't have. And the price: we are very fortunate to be in a home we can afford!!

However, with our family growing this fall, we realized space is going to be tight. Therefore, we have made arrangements to rent the entire house instead of just the upstairs half. The downstairs tenant is moving out. We didn't want to leave, but we needed more space. We worked out a deal with the landlord so we don't have to pay two rents, and in a couple months all four stories from basement to attic will be ours. Yippee!

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  1. I remember when you moved into that house... :-)

    That is so great that you will be able to stay in the house, but still have more room! I expect pictures as you move around and re-decorate!

  2. God is good and His timing is perfect.

  3. We have to see pics - hopefully they'll let you paint a room or two. And red and turquoise would make a super cool baby room!

  4. How exciting! What a great way to work out that situation! Miss you and hope your pregnancy is going well :)

  5. Oh, what a great option! I'm so glad that you were able to work that out! Sounds like us, converting the house from a duplex to a single-family dwelling when baby was coming. It is a good feeling to expand! Congrats!!

  6. Praise God! His timing IS perfect...as we can testify to as well! :) He's rarely early but never late...always right on time!


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