Big Frog took a new job.
And not a job in the building next door to his previous job (although it's the same company!)
We're moving south.
To North Carolina.
(We are so glad to be doing this now, in the internet age, and not 5 or 10 years ago, let alone in 1981, when my parents moved from Michigan to Maryland.)
We took 2 different househunting trips and looked at 40+ homes (really.), culled from the scores of homes we looked at online. (Amazing realtor. Very much in tune with what we were looking for. And bend-over-backwards go-the-extra-mile service.) (Not like the unethical listing agent of one of our first favorites, who let us do a walkthru even though it had already been sold. She didn't cancel our first visit, nor tell us when we called asking for a second visit on the same day. It wasn't until we were talking numbers that she admitted that the sellers had already accepted an offer. Because of that burn, we were hypercautious about being aboveboard on everything.)
And we took the plunge.
photos from zillow.com. The house was listed in April; the dogwoods are obviously not in bloom in Sept.
We're naming this home "Credo", which is Latin (and Spanish) for "I believe".
Goal date is to close on October 3. Please keep praying! We know there are a lot of steps ahead, both with Credo and divesting ourselves of Selah.
God is faithful.
And Big Frog told me he's excited to see who comes to stay with us first.
Exciting times indeed!
(PS EOPS is, as always, on Palm Sunday. This year we're hosting the annual potluck at our actual home! And we're extending our timetable on it to potentially two meals, lunch and dinner, because we have pastor-friends who are local on a slightly bigger scale than we've drawn from in years past. We hope you can join us, but we hope also that you'll visit us long before then.)