Thursday, September 24, 2009

I'm Trying to Stay Calm, But...

I'm really excited!!

Our big goal for our Eid break was to look for a new house to determine if we should stay where we are or move.  There are so many reasons to look for a new place.  The biggest thing, though, is that our kids are really isolated here in our current house.  We are in a very conservative Muslim neighborhood that looks at us like we have 3 heads.  One neighbor has been somewhat friendly, an older Jordanian woman, although we have had our ups and downs with her. But there are no kids around.  

Also, I've decided that this place is just too much for me to keep up with.  Even though Hubby helps out a lot, I hate the fact that we spend most of our free time cleaning.  The house is about 4000 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 3 large sitting areas, an outside kitchen and maid's room that are constantly covered in sand and dust.  Ugh!

So anyways, I think we've found the perfect place.  It's just blocks from the school (the kids can even walk home once it cools down a bit more),  it's in a neighborhood that is chock full of staff from the school so it would be kid-friendly (not to mention more Lori-friendly), it's much smaller but the rooms are still spacious, there's a place for (drum roll, please....) a DRYER!!!,  it has built-in closets, and it has a nice space for a garden right in front of the picture window in the living room.  

So now we just wait to see if: a) we can get out of this house easily enough, b) the landlord at the new place will accept our offer of 12,000 riyals (which is how much our housing allowance is and we don't want to go over that) even though he asked for 14,000 riyals and c) everything else works out.  

Please say a quick prayer!!


Nancy M. said...

Good luck! I hope you get the house you're looking at!

Leeann said...

I am very excited for you! I will be praying that it works out!

ValleyGirl said...

Oh, I hope it will work! It sounds perfect. That would be such an awesome answer to prayer for you!!

Mary @ Simple Things said...

Good Luck! Sounds like it would be a wonderful move. Prayer said!

Tracye said...

Lori, that would be so wonderful! I hope everything works out. I'll be praying!

Mrs. American Wife said...

Aw, I'm sorry to hear about how alienated your family has been in your current neighborhood. I pray that God blesses you with this new home.


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