i don't know why lately but when i post it never updates in blogger or google reader until way after the fact. so if you missed the post that i did earlier, it is right below this. it's about mosey getting snipped. and it is a quick post. poor guy! we will pick him up after work today. hopefully he is feeling okay.. the doctor called and said that mosey chewed through something in the cage that they put him in before surgery and that they didn't trust him. so they were going to have to put a cone of shame on him after his surgery so that he won't pull out his stitches. do you have any idea how much those cones cost? 17 bucks in case you were wondering. sean told them that we had a lamp shade that we could bring and put on his head but they seemed to think that wouldn't be as effective.
last week i was venting and whining about renting vs. buying a house. like i said we had been looking a few times, and then decided not to do anything. i guess i wanted to make some things clear. we can afford a house... if that is what we want. we just weren't sure if we were ready for the commitment and all the sacrifice. a couple weeks back sean was talking with a guy that he works with and sean was saying he didn't think we could afford a house. the guy who we love and trust completely said, " it's not that you can't, it's that you are not sure if you want to." and that is so true. i have not been able to stop thinking about those words. there are programs available right now to assist with down payments and rates are so low right now and we are not sure when will be a better time for us. is there ever a right time? buying a house is a big deal. we can afford it. barely. and we would have to sacrifice a lot of things. we won't be able to have the luxury to go to all the movies we want, and buy cursed expensive purses and go out to eat all the time. are we ready for that yet?
well anyway, i vented that night about it, and decided i was okay with renting. it was nice hearing from you guys that i am not the only one who feels the way that i do. well the next day i was talking with a co-worker and she told me we just needed to go look at these new houses in springville. just at least look. so we did...and we fell in love with the first house we went into. and after much thought and prayer, we have decided to buy it. we got a really good deal, and some incentives because our work is the preferred lender of the builder. so that is our big news. we are moving to springville. the house appears to be bigger than it really is. it's not huge by any means. but when we walked in, it just felt right. (and i thought that the people on HGTV were just full of crap when they said that....) anyway, we are scared to death. we are going to be incredibly poor. but we feel like this is the right thing for our family. it just sort of came up when we had stopped looking and we can't turn it down. we are going to figure this all out on our own and we have faith that it will all work out and be worth it several years down the road! mosey will have room to run around and be his cute little self once we get the backyard finished. we are really excited about it. i am going to have to work my tail off because once sean goes back to school in the fall, things will be even tighter. but we are ready for the challenge.
here is the thing. we know it will be hard. so hard. but a few months ago i remember someone saying to us that getting a dog was a huge responsibility, and it was going to be really hard. and sean said to them, "well that is okay. we can handle hard things." and he is right. we can't imagine our life without moses. we can't imagine what it would be like if we would have said "you are right. it will be hard. let's give him back. let's not do this" we can handle hard things. i can't get those words out of my head either. i know we will be glad that we did this. we are in for an adventure.
here is a picture of it.. it is not great, and i didn't take it but it gives you an idea! i had to blow it up because it was so small and it made it look kind of blurry... oh well!
anyway, i felt kind of embarrassed about posting and venting and then suddenly this came up. so i hope this post doesn't upset anyone. i am not trying to brag or boast in anyway. sean and i are just choosing to put the money that we make somewhere else, and it will be this house. we are incredibly excited, and hope you all will come over for a house warming party once we move in!