Well, folks, as you can imagine, Brian and I have been discussing all sorts of options for our new lifestyle, which keeps me from driving. One of the biggest issues in our life right now is that I can't drive myself for at least 6 months to a year. Obviously, we weren't planning on this setback when we purchased a home that is 30 minutes outside of town. And, we weren't planning on this setback when we purchased 2 vehicles in the last couple of years. So, now we've just been praying for God to work out the details of all of this stuff. We know we can't do it without Him. We can't afford it, and we just can't do the logistics without His help. After several days of talking and praying that God would be in the details, we feel led to ask for specific prayers in these matters.
First, pray for God to sell our house. We haven't listed it with a realtor. In fact, we just made the final decision to try to sell it only minutes ago. Honestly, since we've only lived there for just over a year, it would be hard for us to recoup the cost of a realtor commission. So, first I thought I'd just tell my blog readers that we're trying to sell our house, so that we can move into town. That would allow people to help us, and we need help this time. We've always done pretty well at working out the details on our own in the past, but this time we're going to need help. So, that's item number one. We need a buyer for our house. It's about 2200 sqft, and we need to sell it for somewhere between $190,000-200,000. It sits on a big lot, has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a big great room, and fully walled courtyard. So, if you know anyone interested, let me know. Here are some pictures and here.
The next major thing that we need some relief from is our car situation. We have 2 cars with 2 car payments, and we need to either sell one or both of them in order to have one cheaper overall payment. We have a 2010 Toyota Tundra and a 2010 Toyota Avalon. Brian's driven the tail off of both of them as he commuted to work the last 2 years, so they're virtually valueless. Again, we need a miracle.
Thank you for allowing me to be frank about our very real needs. Again, we trust God with the details. He's got this under control. And, we just want to make sure that we are willing to surrender and submit everything we have to His use.
Thanks for helping me put feelers out, and please let me know if you learn of anyone interested in a house or car. This is really a humbling thing for me. I never thought that along with the blessing of Brian's new job, we'd be facing such enormous financial setback for the third consecutive year. I'm so glad that the Lord is in charge of providing for me. He does it perfectly every single time.