Photograph by Kamin
House listed here.
We began working on the house in the Summer of 2007, and were moved in by that Fall. We added on a huge deck, gutted the kitchen, ripped up layers of linoleum flooring, and added on an addition. The addition, however, was not complete until October 2009, the day I went into labor with our son, Alston. This barn-turned-cottage had become our first home and we loved it dearly. We celebrated 3 Christmases, Alston’s First Birthday, and one Anniversary there.
When the time came for us to have it put in our name, we realized that, even though we lived there and paid the high-interest monthly payments every month for the past 2 years, it would be quite a while before we would be able to purchase that house. This was bad news for everyone involved. So after much debate, we decided to put the house up for sale and rent it out until it sold. I prayed much. After posting the house on Craigslist and receiving a reply only an hour and forty-five minutes later, I realized that God was giving me confirmation that we were making the right decision. In March of this year, we moved out of our first home and into Patrick’s parents’ house with high hopes of finding our first real home before Alston’s second birthday.
So this is where we are and how we got here.