October is my husband's birthday month, and every year he asks for the same party: outside, a fire pit, some ping pong, and a huge group of people. There's a lot of prep work to lead up to it, and I wish I could say inviting 70 people into our backyard for soup and hot chocolate is stress free for me. I am, however, thankful for a husband who stopped me in my tracks and prayed with me when I was at the height of my scurrying. The party went beautifully. God answered prayer with perfect weather, just chilly enough to make soup and coco inviting, but not a breeze in the air which kept the smoke out of our faces. We're thankful.

I had told you that Matt was thinking about starting his own Window Washing business, and I thought it was time to give you an update. He spoke to his boss, and she gave him a raise, paid vacation and holidays, and reminded him that he signed a non-compete form when he arrived. So, we're on hold; Thankful for the raise and the improvements in his current position, and looking toward the future still. Because of the non-compete form, Matt would have to wait a year after quitting his current job, before starting his own Window Washing Business. The timing isn't right, yet, so we're waiting, praying.

Our house is still on the market, and awhile ago, we got a full price offer. If the house we had been hoping for was still on the market, we would have (of course) jumped on it and paid closing costs for him, but we haven't found another house we like better than ours since the house we had wanted sold. So, we told him he'd have to cover his own closing costs if he wanted to make us homeless, and he walked away. It's just as well. I love our house. At the end of November, our house will be off the market, and our plan, God willing, is to pay our house down so that when it is time to sell, we're walking away with more of a down payment for our next house.

Do you guys invest? I feel like no one taught us how to invest and more people should pass on information like that! I've only been researching and investing for a couple of months, so I'm totally not qualified to teach, BUT if you need just simple information on what funds we invest in and such, I'm an open book! This feels a little like a word-dump, but I had a minute, and I thought I'd update you on how our life is going, and how we see the Lord leading us this fall!


1 comment:

  1. I'm enjoying your blog. :) I was wondering if you could do post on cleaning/tidiness/routines etc. You seems to keep your house in good order.


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