Friday, February 13, 2009

Cold Feet?

We are planning on putting in an offer on the house we found today. I'm so nervous. I woke up several times last night and couldn't get back to sleep because I was thinking about it. I have become completely distracted with this house. While praying, I'm praying about the house. While cleaning, I'm thinking about cleaning the house. While playing with Fritter, I'm thinking about the house. It's driving me crazy!

What if this is not the house that we're supposed to be in? Are we just jumping at this chance because the price is right? What if the neighborhood isn't as good as it seemed when my dh looked at it? The old man across the cul-de-sac, is he trustworthy? Will the house be forever ugly, no matter what we do with it? Will paint and flooring be enough to make it livable for now? Will it become too much work and we never do anything with it? The kitchen really is awful and small. What if we don't get to it for quite awhile? Can I live with it as it is?

And the single biggest worry I have...What if there are scorpions in the house? The thought of finding a scorpion in OR around my home gives me the heebies. I need to protect my babies, and scorpions can climb on walls. What if one gets in my baby's crib, or in Fritter's bed? What if I step on one while having to get up in the middle of the night to comfort my toddler or nurse my baby? What if Fritter gets stung by one while playing outside in the yard? What if Ladybug gets stung by one while learning to crawl?

Can you tell I've thought about this a lot? Sure we've lived in Arizona for almost 2 years now, but we've been in a third floor apartment that whole time. Not many bugs get up here. I spoke with a friend the other day about it, and she said that she's found two scorpions in her house in the three years they've lived here, and both were dead. I don't think I'd be able to ever sleep if I found one in my house, dead or alive. And I'm thinking that sleep is pretty important.

I'm praying that if this really is the house for us, this whole process will go smoothly. If it's not, then I pray we run into a lot of kinks. We are going to look at other houses this weekend, but again, the offer on this house is probably going in today. Your prayers are appreciated.

And if you're feeling very generous in your prayers, pray I never see a scorpion, no matter where we live. ;-)

1 comment:

Lora said...

I hope everything works out! You will be in my prayers. I want a house so bad so I know how you feel!