So in my previous post I mentioned that a HUGE new change was happening in my life – and that was that I was going to become a home owner again. This was even more exciting as I was doing it on my own (well kind of – the down payment was loaned by someone near and dear to me) but my “own” as a single Mom.
I knew that I wanted to move to the west side of the city as that is where my Mom and sister lived – they are both my anchors. I honestly don’t know where I would be in life without them. The issue here is, is that this is also one of the more expensive areas to buy a home in. And with 3 kids, one being a teenager, and a little dog I needed space.
OOPS! Did I forget to mention our new addition? We rescued a little Chug named Max. The poor “little” guy was going to be put down and I just couldn’t allow it. Although he was already 4 when we got him, it seems like he has always been with us.
When Max first came to see us on the left and last summer on the right
So I started the hunt! I was so excited about the possibilities as I felt I had a decent budget – but those thoughts were soon thwarted by crazy bids on the houses I wanted. I was being out bid faster than I could blink :(.
Then I found it.
I saw a photo on the Real Estate site and I HAD to go and look. It just seemed to call to me.
Although it was a 2 story, and I was looking for a bungalow, it had everything we needed. 3+1 bedrooms, a huge fenced yard with a play structure and an ISLAND OF MY DREAMS. As I mentioned in this post, I make cakes on the side. I had slowed down as they were becoming too overwhelming, but had picked it up again recently. Plus I LOVED to cook – and even to do crafts with the kids – it was perfect.
The play structure in the backyard, and THE island. See those cupboards and drawers – those are on BOTH sides!! EEEEK! ❤
But the house was also priced upwards of my max budget, and the area it was in – I was very worried I would be out bid – by a LOT.
Soo… this is where the fun part comes in that I mentioned in my previous post. My gf was having a Pampered Chef™ and medium party – and I was attending. I had never been, to either actually, but was most excited by the medium part. We saw a lovely lady named Lisa Scrivens – she can be found her website here or on Facebook here.
I felt immediately at ease when I met her and our session began. She asked my name and then asked a weird question. She asked if I did Reiki. (I did not – but more to come on that at a later date). She asked about me working in healthcare, which I do in a way; she knew it was not my dream job, but that I was content. She followed with a tarot reading, and OMG. I mean she hit ALL OF THE NAILS ON THE HEAD. My past relationship, issues with my kids (which had escalated a bit), everything. Then I was able to ask a question – and of course I did – about the house I wanted. The answer was simple: The person helping me was going to be asked to do some things by the broker. Do them – the house is yours. Then my Grandfather came through with his old dog Shep, and for the first time in a long time, I felt sure of my future, and glad that I knew <for sure> who my son’s Guardian Angel was 😉
My Grandfather – my son’s Guardian Angel – missed dearly.