Wednesday, October 30, 2019

{ Pumpkin Carving and a wrench thrown our way }


Hello everyone, it's been a few days since I've posted.  Let's just say that we have been in a bit of a haze with certain things that have transpired.

You know, Curt and I have always prided ourselves in being good people, helping those we can, minding our own business and always thinking of other's feelings before we make any decision.  It is the way we have chosen to live our lives and honestly, we wouldn't change it for anything in the world.

Well, with that kind of living comes the realization that there are a lot of people out there that take advantage, and quite literally pull the rug out from under you.


I'm not going to talk about all the details, but I will say that we have been in this house for 4 years, with the full intent of buying it, the owner knows it, the landlord knows it and we have just been working super hard the past few years to pay off all our debt.

Just this Monday we received a phone call from the landlord informing us that the lease we signed back in May, for another 2 years, was never signed by the owner and therefore on the 1st of November, they are putting the house on the market for sale and we either try to buy it or then we need to move.

We also were informed that we have been on a month to month basis since May.

To say that we were shocked, would be an understatement.  I have never in my life felt so disappointed, so shocked at the nerve of these people to pull something like that on us.  It's just not right.


After a half a day of some crying, some panicking and dropping to my knees in prayer, my husband and I put it in God's hands and just let it go completely.  Much as we would like to stay in this house  and buy it, it is not a MUST for us, and if the Lord feels that it is not our forever home, then that is ok too.

We are now waiting to see what comes of this.  We've done our part, we've applied for a loan, whatever else happens, which ever way we go from here is up to the Lord.

So, if you would be so kind to throw some prayers our way, for the Lord's will to be done, one way or the other.  The way we see it and feel at the moment, is that no matter what, we will be fine and we win.

If we stay in this house that we love, great.  If we end up moving or buying another house, great.  Either way it is something to be thankful for and not panic about.





In the middle of this storm, we still managed to come together as a family, gather around the table and carve some pumpkins.  It was  lot of fun and I'm so glad that we did it this year, it reminded us of years gone by when the kids were little.


I've also received some kitchen products to test out and review, and I am so excited to share them with you all.  It will probably be on Friday, so keep an eye out for that.



The weather has been crazy.  We are under  freeze watch, which is insane for this time of the year.  There's also been a ton of rain and wind, which means the fire has been going, but unfortunately today, I had to turn on the central heating because the temps dropped down to 30 and it was just incredibly cold in the house.

I'll be turning it off here in an hour or so because I don't want to have it running constantly.

So, there you have it, you are all caught up on what has been happening here.  As always, you know that I share my life, the ups and downs, and I don't want anyone thinking that it's all rainbows and puppies over here, though that would have been nice wouldn't it?  Haha

No, it's ups and downs and lefts and rights, rugs pulled out from under feet, falling flat on our faces, being attacked from one side and the other, but always and I mean always doing it with a smile on our faces and holding the Lord's hand.

I don't know if maybe one of you is going through a rough patch and feeling lost and hopeless, and maybe hearing my words will help you remember that we are not alone, even when we think we are.  Sometimes what seems like a bad thing is a blessing, we just have to let it go and let God do His work.

Right, I am going to snuggle under the covers and try to warm up.  Hope you're all staying warm, and if you're one of the few with snow already, I am so sorry and do hope you are able to get a little warmth soon.

Have a blessed day friends.


  1. Oh my goodness, Sandra, what a blow! I will certainly pray for this whole process - if it is the Lord's will for your family to stay in the house, the price will be right and the mortgage process will be simple, just be prepared to fill out, print, and sign A LOT of documents! We had great success buying our first house through the VA and I hope that you will too.

  2. Keeping you all in our prayers. As you know we went through something quite similar with my swindling uncle while we were in Texas. It's never easy and I still have moments of pure anger at being swindled by a family member. He literally stole almost $100K from us so we know all too well that feeling of betrayal! Life does go on and I found the greatest of relief in my faith and knowing that one day he would be answering for his actions.

    That said, it seems that you should have some form of legal standing. I mean if they presented you with a lease and you signed it in good faith and were never notified of any changes to that... Then again maybe the Lord is sending you a different message. My aunt always said, "Man Plans and God Laughs". So maybe the plan for you is BIGGER and BETTER yet than what you had planned.

  3. I’m so sorry Sandra. You all will be in my prayers that what is best for you comes to pass.

  4. I hate this has happened to ya'll but a very good attitude. Thanks for sharing I needed this reminder tonight. Can't wait to see what you think about the products you are reviewing. God bless, time for this Mamaw to go snuggle up under some warm covers too

  5. I'm so sorry you and your family are having to go through this, it seems so unfair. I hope everything works out for you. X

  6. I sure hope it all turns out well for you and your family. We had a similar thing here. We rented, they foreclosed and gave us a new higher rent, but we bought it in the end. I hope it works out for you all.

  7. Dear Sandra ~ You are in God's tender care, and He knows what is best for you and Curt and family. I am sorry that you have had this upsetting time, but, you can know, that if you don't get this house, there is a better one for you out there somewhere. May you continually feel the peace of God flowing through and surrounding you. Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

  8. Oh my goodness! I am praying for your family!!!!

  9. I hope it all works out for the best. That must have been upsetting to hear.

  10. I'm so sorry. I don't understand people like that either. The good thing is that God has a plan for you and it's always the best plan! So, He knows where you are supposed to live and will work it out. Praying!

  11. Absolutely sending up prayers for you and your family Sandra! The past few years have tested my faith and strength more than I can say and I know it's by the grace of God that I have come out the other side and only by Him. And for my ex as he was ready to give up on life and doesn't have faith - but I know my prayers protected him and why he's still functioning as well as he is. God is so good and I know by leaving your concerns in His grace what's absolutely right for you is what will happen. But prayers for your peace and comfort in the meantime. Have a great weekend! xoxo

  12. Praying for God to work His will in the situation and surround you with His peace. God has a plan for your family and just the fact that you are both so willing to seek it and leave it with Him is an inspiration to others.

  13. I will say a prayer for you today. Bless you!

  14. Oh my! had not read this post - how can people act this way? make you think the lease is ok while the whole time it wasn't and then telling you at the last minute!
    I'm sure things will work out fine for you and your family and sending positive thoughts your way


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