Thursday, October 16, 2008

Out of Limbo

I hinted at a possible move that we were considering, a month ago. Here is the scoop - 32 acres on a lake with an almost finished house and a helicopter hanger that could have been a barn. The best part was that it was being financed by a very wealthy man who believes in Nicolas and was willing to let us pay him back. It was his idea.

Gillen was ecstatic about the possibilities. He was ready to design all of the landscaping, to farm much more, to build a raft and to hunt and ride an atv (eventually) right outside the back door. Jesse hated the house, with a passion, from the beginning. I had thought that he was afraid of change but he convinced me that it really was about that house.

We finally stopped deliberating yesterday and got to put this decision to rest. Due to the cost, we are not moving. Now, I can enthusiastically make our old house even more of a home and feel more secure, knowing that we are still going to have a low overhead. There will still be lots of travel in our future.

We have also crossed that important crossroad of hearing a baby's heartbeat for the first time.

Did I scare you?! No, it didn't belong to my fetus. It belonged to the baby of my sister! I can finally publicly rejoice about my little sister's first pregnancy! She is due in April and we are so happy for her.

There have been so many sleepless nights this past month. I don't do limbo very well.


Rachel said...

Oh my goodness, you did indeed make my heart jump! Congratulations to your sister! And here's to low overhead and more travel! (Chicago had quite the foodie reputation, you know...) It's so weird to be in limbo, and I'm glad you're out of it. :)

Deanne said...

Yes, you got me! I thought you were going to say YOU are having a baby. ;P

Anyway...congratulations to the mommy-to-be and the auntie-to-be. :D

laura said...

oh limbo is awful. we spent many years there, on and off. i'm so glad to not be there's a nice place to visit but...

i would love to hear more on jesse's thoughts/feelings about that house. i find that sort of thing super interesting.

congrats to your little sis!! a first baby, awwwww!!!