Today we have a "snow day" because there's a 100% chance of freezing rain and snow most of the day today :). So, Robert and I will be working hard on getting everything organized and completed for our loan. Our mortgage broker is in Houston (long story as to why we're using him), so we will be scanning everything that he needs and emailing it to him. That will all be completed today so that we can move forward! Closing date is set for March 1st, and we have agreed to give the seller 3 days to get all of his things out after the closing date. So, we are currently set to move in March 4th!
Due to the fact that our mortgage will be more than we anticipated, and we still have childcare to pay next school year (full time for the boys and after school care for Karis), our budget is going to be tight :). But, it's worth it! We should have been much tighter with our budget than we have been, but it has been hard since I started working because as we've been trying to get used to me working full time, we've been spending too much money. So, back on a budget we go! (actually, we have been on a budget since after Christmas... we barely spend anything!).
Honestly, I think being on a budget will be much easier once we move because we'll have our own place to do lots of baking and cooking again... I will gain about an hour and a half every day because I won't be driving anymore... And everything that we need will be RIGHT THERE. It will be 5 minutes to work (for me at least), 2 minutes to the store, 3 minutes to church, etc. Robert will have to drive... but he seems to be okay with that :). I am excited about being right where our church family is!
Okay, now that I've dreamed a little too much about a house that we do not own yet, I will stop for now :). I realize that something could still happen so I am trying to not dream too much :). But it's fun! If it doesn't happen for some reason, I know that God is in control and will take care of the details. He knows what's best!!
Alright... off I go to get things done!!