Thursday, May 06, 2010

House



It looks like May is going to be a busier month than originally anticipated. We are moving!!! The neighborhood we live in is managed by the Raleigh Housing Authority. This means that some of the units are set aside for their income based housing program. If you qualify for this program, as long as you work 40 hours a week, you can rent a home/apartment for a percentage of your annual income. With Stephen's salary as a teacher and two kids running around, we definitely qualified for the program. We filled out the paperwork this fall and were told there was a long waiting list but they would let us know if anything came available. Well, apparently it wasn't as long a list as we thought! She called yesterday to say that a three bedroom house less than a block away from our townhouse was available! I threw the girls in the stroller and literally ran up to the office to get the key to take a look. Three bedrooms, two and a half baths, a back yard, a small front porch (as you can see in the picture)... all for $160 less than we are paying now for a two bedroom (not sure how that works but I am not asking any questions!)... we just have to move by the end of the month (gulp!). I was up most of the night last night thinking about where I was going to put things, how I would organize our new space. I am so excited I can hardly contain myself. I walked over there this morning and I could see the workers working on replacing the carpet and the linoleum, painting and cleaning. Our first house! We have never lived in a house before.. always apartments with at least one shared wall... the girls are going to have their own yard to play in. Hurrah!!!!!

10 comments:

L said...

Congratulations, Sarah!! We are so excited for you guys!! You'll have to keep us up to date. The house looks stunning!

Anonymous said...

Sarah, it is adorable. I am so excited!!!!! God is so good. Mary

Summer said...

What a sweet house! I love it!! Congratulations, and happy moving :).

Michael Paul said...

Congratulations! We are so excited for you! Wish we could help with the move.

Amy said...

That is awesome! I am so happy for you guys -- and praying for you as you pack and move speedy quick.

Ellen said...

Very cute... Lots of curb appeal...

akmassey said...

Congratulations! It sounds like an awesome opportunity. :-)

Tracy said...

YIKES!!!! SO EXCITED! How cute...I love it...can't wait to see it YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!! Stephen has to build a swing set for the girls....

Mariel said...

Awesome! It is so cute! We can't wait to see you guys this summer, we are thinking end of July/ early August...
Have a very Happy Mother's Day!

Heather said...

It is adorable! So happy for you!