Saturday, May 15, 2010
Just a quick note to share about what we are up to. This morning at 10:00 we will be touring a property that just came up for sale. I went yesterday at got us qualified for the amount of the loan. I do not do anything in a whim rather I'm prayerful about everything. I have been praying for changes in certain aspects. The main change is the fact that I'm tired of paying so much money and rent for the building where I run my antiques shop. I'm over 160,000 in rent for the last 13 years. The overhead, insurance and everything else just have been eating up my profit. I drive 25 miles to get there so that is another big bill in gas. I spend so much time there that my house have suffered the neglect. I have saved money always thinking I want my own building.
This is where this property comes in. It is a house big enough for the two of us. It got enough land to build more if we decided but the main thing there is a 30x30 building already in place. I have been brain storming for a long time. Closing and stop doing what I do is not a choice. I LOVED what I do. I'm good at it. I have created a good follow and I know they will follow me wherever I go. I think that if I do shows that will be the way to go right now. I'm planing one weekend a month and the shop by appointment. As everything in life this is scary but fear is not from God, fear is paralyzing. Fear didn't get me where I am, faith in God and his gift did. So friends, pray for me, please. My husband is not fully in yet. He is not the one with the vision and I used to resent that fact until a wise woman of faith was used by God to counsel me. She told me "Marta, you can't resent your husband for not getting involved in your business, he is supportive, he just don't have the vision because the gift and the vision was given to you. Be prayerful and he will come along". I have listen to those words, today they will be tested. So I'm closing this post not with a heavy heart but with a heart full of hope for our future, for expanding the vision and make it totally ours. The economy does not scare me. We survived 9/11, Katrina, high gas prices, the war and we will continue surviving. One last thing, my brother told me not to mentioned it to my husband at this point because it will be too much to swallow. There is a stable in the back acre of the property. I want miniature horses. That will be later, I have to take it easy, I don't want to give DH a heart attack.
Hopefully this is the one, I let you know tonight. His will be done on Earth as is in Heaven. Amen.
PD We toured the property and we made an offer. I cried, my mom cried, my friend realtor cried. Mr Ramos had a poker face but he went for it, so he likes. It is out of our hands. I will post with updates, keep helping me pray.
We got it!!!! The sellers accepted our offer, this is pretty amazing, so fast, so easy. We will have a home inspection this week, after that...I don't even want to think about it, it seems an impossible task, we got so much stuff, this may be a good time to downsize. We will have to clean and fix a couple of cosmetic stuff both in our house and the one we are buying. I do not foresee any major problems, I believe this is God's will for us, so many prayers... Thank you God!