Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Gathering Under The Sycamore Tree

Wasn't it cute that they were sharing...

Master Bedroom (Makeover)

The challenge - Taking the "Mobile" out of our New Home 

The Master Bedroom / Bath were the last spaces we tackled in our remodel because they were in the worst condition.  We had to really think about what we wanted to do and how we wanted to do it.  

The before pictures were taken by Buzz before I ever saw the house.  It was really hard for me to see past the dirt and grime, but I'm so thankful I did.  

We closed off one of the doors leading into our Master Bath, replaced the entire subfloor, texturized and painted the walls, added base boards, replaced the carpet and light fixture.    


We still have changes we'd like to make but for now it feels very cozy and comfortable.   

 In the mean time ... I've retired these boots.

More links to our Remodel

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Whisper...

Our Story Begins!

We had just sold our house, and were retiring at last. Now the big decision of where we would live was facing us head on. The "Not Knowing" wasn't a good feeling... 
This Home
Buzz found this mobile home in June of 2010; took pictures of it and thought it might be something we should consider.  I spent hours looking at the pictures he had taken since my schedule didn't allow me to see it in person. 

Even though a mobile home seemed like a good option, this one seemed so dirty (from the pictures anyway).  Buzz went back at least two more times to check it out from top to bottom...but we decided to put it on the back burner.  Honestly, I think I just didn't want to live in a mobile home... no matter how it looked.    

We had always thought we would end up in a cute little cottage some where in the Texas Hill Country and believe me we looked there, and in East Texas and in West Texas, and in South Texas and in North Texas.  It never entered our minds that it could be any where but Texas ... :)

We were both praying for God's guidance.
This wasn't a decision we wanted to make on our own.
The whisper came when I was driving home from work in December 2010 "You need to re-think the mobile home".  That's when I sighed and said ... "I know, it just makes sense".

I felt excited, and couldn't wait to get home 
to tell Buzz what God had impressed on my heart. 

When I walked into the tiny apartment we were renting, there sat Buzz, obviously getting prepared to break some news to me.  I was worried, until  he said "We need to re-think that mobile home", then I just smiled, and asked "When did you start thinking about that?". "Oh, about thirty minutes ago"...(God had whispered in our ears at exactly the same time)

Needless to say, we made plans to take another look.

When I went inside for the first time (in December 2010), I just walked slowly through the house taking in every detail. Buzz was doing the same thing... it was going to be our new home, and we knew it!   We were no longer seeing it for what it was, but for what it would be.  

We purchased our home in late December, started the remodel, and were able to start moving in on February 1st. We've never once thought, "we've made the wrong decision", because we know this is eactly where God wants us at this time in our life.  We're completely content...