Yesterday was spent getting final things boarded up, getting water for flushing, making sure we have all of our supplies, and laughing as much as we can.
As I wake up this morning, watching the news, reading messages. Over whelmed is an understatement. We had had people we haven't talked to since high school offer a place to stay, people from college offer to fly in and get us and bring us back as soon as possible. We truly have amazing friends and family. There are so many things going through my mind. So this post might be a little jumbled, sorry.
The first thing that kept going though my mind all day yesterday. It was a normal day yesterday, it will be a normal day today. Can you imagine when people didn't have a warning. They were having a normal day and then BAM! this huge storm. The verse that kept going in my mind was 1 Thessalonians 5:2 "you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night." Don't you know people back in the day thought God was coming when the hurricane came on land. When I looked up that verse in my Bible, I loved the verse I had highlighted. 5:16-18 "Rejoice always. Pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
I am typing this three days before Irma hits, so things may change but at this point, we are planning on staying. I know your first reaction is, WHAT?!?!?! That was always my first reaction to anyone who stayed in a hurricane before I actually live in a hurricane area. Being from tornado ally, I always thought, "wow, wouldn't a warning be nice, why wouldn't you take them up on the chance to go?"
Funny how my #365postive posts come back and bite me in the butt. This one was last Saturday. Last year when Matthew hit (click here for that) we had just opened our shop. That was easy to leave, we were not established and people still didn't know we were open. This time, it is totally different.
We have been open for a year. People expect a glass shop to be open as soon as the storm passes. We are planning staying for our customers. People want their house sealed up quickly. Look at the cone of uncertainty. Where would we really go? To be out of the cone would be seven hour drive on a normal day. With ALL of the traffic leaving south Florida it would take around twenty hours. Then not to mention getting back.
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Well the first house did not work out. (Click here for ideas how I was going to gut it and redo) (Click here if you want to actually see, the tragic home) It is truly a blessing it did not work out. Really, click to look at the house. It was a total overhaul, and honestly with opening a business, teaching, judging, and tutoring. We really didn't have time for an overhaul. We found a MUCH better home though. Check it out.
So, we "think" we might have bought a house. I will explain the whole "think" after it is in writing and we have signed the dotted line, but let's just say it has been the weirdest buying experience up until now. Everyone we have explained everything to, gets this blank stare and has some comment about how that is odd. Don't worry I will tell, but want to make sure it all goes through first. Yeah, this house, could be on your prayer list. We are ready to set roots, we have been renting for the past three years. We miss being able to really make a house a home. The house we live in now, is ok, but with the traffic, it is just not working out, and relaxing is one word, I would NEVER use to describe it. It is only about 15 miles from Glass Doctor and about 30 miles from my school, but just yesterday it took me one hour to get home from Glass Doctor after work.
This is a picture we took at the park two blocks away from the house. We will share house pictures, once we can really get in there, (again, explain later). The house is about a block away from the river, two blocks from a park that reminds us of Brisbane, five miles from the beach, and ten miles from Josh's work. I can also get to work without driving on I95, which is huge.
The big thing about this house......it is UGLY! It is the worst house on the street. It has to be completely gutted! That is where you come in....once we sign on the dotted line (hopefully we will) we are going to go in, knock walls down, remove all the flooring, and start an overall. I have had fun playing on Pinterest, dreaming, Here is my mood board. ( I sound like I know what I am doing using the words mood board right?!?!?...HELP!!!!)