We officially have keys to our HOME!!! Tomorrow we begin the cleaning and painting and we hope to move in by the end of the week. I may not be able to sleep tonight because I’m so excited. Little by little, we’ve been accumulating furniture at good prices from people that we’ve met here and we’ll have to make a big run to IKEA at some point this week to fill in the gaps.
The timing of this move is great as Ellison is at home on a 2 week break from school and we have our fingers crossed that maybe our shipment from home will clear customs and hit the road this week as well. Thursday is a public holiday so we’re not holding our breath- but we’re hoping.
This new place is yet another story of God at work on our behalf here. It turns out that we are actually going to be living in a house that was divided in two (we are on the right side). The owner of the house goes to the church that we will be interning with and heard of our need after we got rejected from our first attempt at getting an apartment here. He has been building a new house for the tenants who were there, and they moved out this past weekend. We are really thankful that we will have a garden (yard) in the back and we also have incredible flexibility with the lease terms (one of the hardest things about getting a place here was that we are not sure how long we will be here).
Needless to say we are grinning from ear to ear. We have basically memorized the ikea magazine and have been studying home decor blogs for cheap and neat ideas at how to create a new space for us. It’s one of my favorite things to do and has been one of the hardest parts of this wait. We are looking forward to the next few weeks of making a haven for our family and a welcoming space for hosting new people that we meet here.
Have you done anything neat in your home lately? Got any fun blogs you check or ideas to share? Do tell…