Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Home Away

This is the surprise of a lifetime for me. The construction project you see will be our new home. We never thought to move from here or purchase anywhere, and now LOOK.

In November, Rob and I made a trip to Las Vegas to be present of our nephew's adoption. While there, we decided to look at homes. We fell in love with the model of this home and to our great surprise, we could afford to buy it! Much paperwork later, our new home is coming together.

We knew that we had to move out of this rental house. We live above a body shop in an industrial area. My breathing caused several trips to the hospital ER. The humidity here is not good. California has always been my home state. Other than Mexico, I've not lived any large period of time away from southern CA. What a change the desert will be! Believe it or not, we are ready for the change.

So much has happened since I last posted. The miracle of regaining a son in my life was stupefying. Since then, he and his daughter were reunited. She came to SoCal from Oklahoma last month, bringing her 5 month-old daughter with her. What a privilege for me to hold my great-granddaughter in my arms! I got to babysit for a whole day. It was wonderful. I feel truly blessed by the Lord.


Monponsett said...

Good for you! I love new houses!

- Stacey

Donna said...

I'd love to read more about the "regaining a son". I thought you only had one son, but it's been so long since you regularly posted, I've probably forgotten something.

I'm so happy about your new house!

Barbara said...

I am so happy for you. So many good thing happening.

That corgi :) said...

I bet you will enjoy the change! how exciting!


Carolyn said...

Penny, I am SO glad for you!!! I hope you love it in Nevada. My brother in law and his wife lived there for a couple of years when he was working out there, and they LOVED it. Loved the low humidity and no mosquitoes like we've got here.
As for your family and extended family- I am really happy that you're all finding each other. God Bless you guys, and you and Rob are often in my prayers!!

nancy said...

Congrats to you and your family. Starting over in a new state much be hard.Take care. Nancy

Heli gunner Tom said...

Sharon and I are very happy for you and wait for your new snail mail address. Thank you for sharing with us. God Bless you and your family.

Tom and Sharon Schuckman
Iron sharpens Iron ~Proverbs 27:17.

Jeannette said...

I'm so happy that good things have happened for you. I'm sure the drier air in Nevada will be better for your breathing, the house looks like it's going to be beautiful! Jeannette xx

Astaryth said...

I am sooo Happy for you guys! Whatwonderful things have been happening for you. You both deserve all the good things to come. Looking forward to pictures of your house as you move in and begin to decorate and make it yours!

ADB said...

Well, that is certainly nicely taking shape, Penny. Excellent news!

Barbara said...

Thrilled to see these blessings coming your way!!

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Barb said...

So happy for you. Imagine the fun you'll have creating new memories here.

Merry'sthoughtshopesdreamsandshemes said...

I don't think I have read your blog before, maybe not even your AOL journal. I came from AOL, too, but I still can't work well with anything but text on blogspot.

I wanted to tell you, I really enjoyed seeing the pic of your new home, Everyone should build one house at least. We did once. It's something you never forget. I hope you love it.

I came here via Val's blog, and I loved yours, so I will be back!