|Long day of playing for a sleepy Flower.|
The team down at the home store tell me I'm definitely approved. The only thing they are working on is the interest rate and how much down payment will be required. I found a nice 4 bedroom, 2 bath sporting 2400 square feet of living space. It should be enough room for everyone...including the mother-in-law.
They tell me that it can be delivered in a week. At first, I was hopeful that I could get it here before Wifey and the girls' arrival but now it appears that time is ticking by too fast. I'll be pulling up in front of our house in Arizona in ten days. The day after, I'll be picking up the biggest moving truck U-haul offers and parking it in front of our house.
So on to Plan B: a rental property. I was lucky enough to find a kind gentleman who is trying to sell his home. After seeing his property and telling my story, he offered to consider renting the home to us. Two days later, he called and made the rental offer. It is $150/mo less than we currently pay and he only wants a $500 deposit. Now, mind you, every rental I have looked at locally wanted $1300 and up with an equal deposit. This was a blessing.
With almost nothing in savings, it will take every penny we have (including my entire next paycheck) just to move everyone out to Oklahoma. The following paycheck will be used to pay Mr. Renter his rental fee and deposit. It will be a long (1,000 mile) drive and we'll be near penniless...but we'll be together. That's what matters most to me right now.
Back Home Report
The little girls attended "Summer Kollege" where they rotated through different neighbors' homes and attended different "classes". They made aprons, bags, hats, and all sorts of cool stuff. They all had a great time and Wifey taught a class on sewing.