A New Start (pt.1)

Wow! Can you believe it’s been 4 months since I last wrote on this blog?  Frankly when I began I never dreamed we’d be making such major changes in our lives…at least not as quickly as we have. 🙂  I thought we’d be living in the RV for a while….little did I know how God would pave the way for us to a whole different plan so let me bring you up to speed.

As we continued visiting the beach, we fell in love with the area.  The more we visited, the greater our longing to move but the sell of our house in Ohio had fallen through and honestly, we couldn’t afford to go into debt for anything.  Houses in Fernandina Beach, Fl (from here on referred to as FB) were more expensive than our home area and it seemed when anything came up in our price range, it was either purchased immediately or in such disrepair it would have cost more than it was worth to fix it.  Yet one day we were truly interested in a place that had possibilities and that’s where we met Mike the realtor.  After looking at the place, we soon realized there would be more expense than we expected due to permits, contractors, etc. so we told him we’d call him if we saw anything else.

About this time I started thinking about the equity in our Ohio home (it still hadn’t sold)…could we use that to purchase in FB?  To be totally truthful, we weren’t worried about making the equity loan payment…it was the thought of keeping up with 2 places that fightened us.  We both knew we couldn’t let our home of 30 years be uncared for….we loved it too much. Yet we forged ahead with the help & encouragement of our long time friend Des who happened to be a loan officer.  If it didn’t work out, we could always close the account and only be out a few hundred dollars.

Once everything was in place we contacted Mike (the realtor) and said we were ready to look.  And that’s when we found a cute little 900 sq. ft. bungalow on the island….just a mile from town and 2 miles from the beach.  Little did we know what the next few weeks would hold after we made our first offer but let me close with this….if God has a plan no one is going to stop Him.  Til Next Time…Blessings

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