Well, it's official. We're all moved in to the yellow house across town. It's been quite a process. But, we're finished and we're so happy!
Jesse wrote about it a little at his blog. (By the way, if you want updates about Jesse's perspective on what's going on at the Waterloo Campus you can subscribe to that blog.)
In the post he talks about how we feel like we're emerging from the fog. I couldn't agree more! It's amazing how all-consuming the house selling/buying/moving process is. There hasn't been much going on around here except packing, cleaning, unpacking, painting and resting.
The gist of our move is this . . . about a year ago Jesse became the Interim Campus Pastor at Prairie Lakes Church Waterloo. A couple of months later he realized he wanted to stay. So, we've been driving across town to attend the Waterloo campus and Jesse was commuting a little longer to get to the office over the last nine months. Since the beginning we've been ready to become Waterloo residents - we just didn't know which part of town we were supposed to land in.
Through a lot of soul searching and God interventions we decided to move to the urban part of Waterloo, which is quite literally "on the other side of the tracks". I don't think I have all the words to talk in detail about how and why we're here, but to sum it up . . . we are. God has been clear and faithful, and we're doing our best to be obedient. So far, we couldn't be happier.
We live in this beauty. She's obnoxiously yellow with a wishing well in front. She's twice the size of our previous home and less expensive. She's a two story colonial with a finished basement. And, her backyard is fenced in to house our little Scout.
She needs a lot of cosmetic work, but I'm eager to start the projects. I look forward to watching her transform into a real looker!