Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Other Happenings

Well, some of the things I was shopping for on our trip were a dining set and a van. I found 2 sets that I like, one is solid pear wood, the other is the typical not solid wood kind, (about $200 cheaper.) Does anyone have experience with either kind and have advice as to what we should get? As for the van search....it all started last week when I sold my car, and we thought we had sold Matthew's car. There was a van in town that's been for sale for the last 3 months, which was perfect, everything I was looking for. We went to town to look at it and make an offer, but we were told it had sold an hour before! So obviously that wasn't the right van for us! Then after searching online for vans in the Seattle area, I only found 2 that were close to what I wanted (year, price, mileage, seats). One ended up being too far away to go to, and the other "just happened" to be loaned out for the day! We looked at a couple other car lots, but found nothing, and I felt it was time to stop looking. Well, God is obviously and thankfully in control of our 'car dealing' because the day we were leaving Seattle we got a call from the people who promised to buy Matthew's car, saying they couldn't buy it after all! This was an extreme disappointment because at the time they said they wanted it, there was another couple there at our house ready to write us a check and buy it right then! The other people saw them test driving it and called us pleading for us not to sell it because they wanted it first and promising that money, (more than the other people offered) would be wired into our account tomorrow! So we agreed, and told the others about Jenn's car, which they promptly went and bought! Well, that's the second time a 'sure sale' has failed. It's just worse that they made us turn away paying customers!! UGH! Oh well. We just want to do the right thing at the right time. I can see that God is helping us and will provide a buyer and the right van. I just hope it's soon! In 2 months all my children won't fit in the car! But I suppose God is well aware of that!
On a happier note, Logan is finally an official walker! He walks all the time now! On Sunday night he just suddenly decided to start walking! He even RAN to Matthew when he held out a spoonful of cream for him! Meadow has just started sleeping in a "big-girl bed". We took the side off her crib. She's now having to learn to stay in bed.


gma john said...

At the right time ... when time is full ... the right vehicle will be available. I'm very thankful for God's protecting you from purchasing before the money is in the bank, and I'm thankful that Jenn was blessed by the circumstances. What a sweet photo of Meadow!

Derek Linder said...

After having built a good portion of the furniture that we displayed on our furniture pad at STAPLES, I would not recommend the particle board furniture. Solid wood stuff is definitely more expensive, but it can be repaired easily and should be stronger and longer lasting. That's my 2-cents' worth!

6wickerts said...

I vote for real wood!! On the subject of beds, Evan has just learned to crawl out of his crib...now instead of going straight to sleep when we put him down, he is enjoyig getting up and playing toys much to Leah's dismay!!

Auntie Christy said...

Wow congrats Logan!!!! You are such a big boy! And Yeah Meadow!!!! You are now sleeping in a big girl's bed!!!! I'm soooo proud of both of you!! :)
love ya lots, Auntie Christy