Unlikely Martha

Building the House Episode 12

Here we go.

Since my last update we had been finally been assigned a short sale negotiator after oh, 8 months of trying. It was requested that we submit another 4,096,028 pieces of paperwork to start the final process. I gathered all of the paperwork and reached out to the assigned negotiator and he is magnificent. After he reviewed the paper work we submitted he sent over a list of contingencies that we had to meet that just consisted of faxing over bank statements and a letter or unemployment for myself and per the letter he stated once that information was received along with the appraisal he would forward the application off for approval.

Did you read that?!!! APPROVAL. God is so good. I literally broke down in tears. I cannot put into words what this process has taught me about faith and believing and pushing even when the outcome looks unfavorable. Just keep going. The appraiser will be out this week and hopefully he will hit a number very close to what the asking price was and there won’t be a ton of negotiations with the buyer since he already offered above asking and is a cash buyer.

Then…you know God will always send trials to test our faith and sanity.

So my first issue is I specified on the contract that I wanted a third soffit window on the roof and they only put two. My problem is the agent submitted the wrong contract and has yet to do what she said she would do as in asking for this situation to be rectified as in getting my new window added. As a precautionary measure I looked at the contract we had and we were charged for a cabinet upgrade yet she submitted the contract to the builder with the wrong cabinets. My husband called her to see about that getting fixed and her response was that she would be getting back to him regarding that situation. Nothing. As I type this I am steaming, but I prayed this morning for peace regarding the situation and I am leaving it to my husband to handle because he said he would.


Yesterday they decided to cancel our contract because they didn’t have any details on where we were in the short sale process. Please take note that my husband was told they needed this on Saturday when HE called them. Come Monday, contract cancelled. *Chews blood pressure pills like Butthead did on that plane in Beavis and Butthead do America*. Then they had the nerve to say they are not sure they will be able to reinstate the contract at our current pricing.

So we have decided to continue looking for another home. This may or may not be the house for us but seeing that my SIL is a freshly licensed real estate agent it sure won’t hurt to start looking at other options.

In the event this is our home here is the construction progress:

April 6:




April 13:



April 17

So this is where I wanted that third window. See the two fake ones at the top I wanted another one over the far right window. *waits*


April 20

I wanted them to put the window in before this step but alas…*waits some more*


The race is not given to the swift but to the one that endures. It’s almost been a year and I’m tired!
I’m going to pretend I’m Musiq and say AIJUSWANNAMOVE and at this point I don’t care where. My prayer is that the Lord lead us to our forever home and keep us sane in the process.

Keep Praying..The saga continues.

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  • Reply
    April 23, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    What as much as houses are not selling they want to cancel contracts…*sigh* they should be begging people to take a house and when they build will people buy or will it sit. I have no words whats meant for you will be for you.
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    April 23, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    I’m with Kita, what’s meant for you is for you. No matter what obstacles the devil throws in your way!
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    April 23, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    I have been following your blog and your saga for awhile now. I hope everything works out for you! It will be that much better when you’re finally in the house of your dreams!

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      April 28, 2013 at 8:02 pm


      Thank you so much. You are right, there is something about really working for something and finally achieving it in the end. My faith has grown and I’m sure this is teaching me life lessons that I will need down the road! Sometimes I just wish life lessons weren’t so hard!

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    Prototype Mama
    April 24, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Hoping and praying that you get the house that was meant for you– you know if you end up in this home– then it’s meant for your family– if you don’t –then God has something else in store– something better!

    I’m just living through your process– we live in my husband’s childhood home and I’m dying to start looking for a new one but I’m try to stay patient 🙂
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    Mrs. Delightful
    April 24, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Leave it in Gods hands, if this is not the house for you. He will bless you guys with an even better house. Probably for half the price. 🙂
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    April 24, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Wow those builders have some nerve. I don`t even know why they are playing hard ball. Ive seen so many homes that builders have built just sit on the market for years. They aren’t in a position to do so in my opinion. I sincerely hope that you guys find the house that’s meant for you.
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    April 24, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I love your faith in God, knowing he is in charge will continue to get you through this process. Before you know it you will be moving in to your house! Sending lots of hugs!
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    Candace (NYStateofMom)
    April 24, 2013 at 10:10 am

    :::breaks out in praise and worship::: YES!! I’m so excited for you guys and continue to pray that this IS your forever home. I love your faith and your drive to move on His word and make it happen, such motivation to keep pushing. Ugh I can just see my, I mean the guest room!!!
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    April 24, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Oh man! Always something but stay strong…they need to install that 3rd window though for real!
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    April 24, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    im with Kita and LeShawn. what’s meant for you will be for you. God knows what he’s doing. Keep being patient and prayerful
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    Yum Yucky
    April 24, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Whichever home it ends up being, I know you will be happy because it’s what God has chosen for you. You know how our Lord rolls. He’s gonna hook you guys up with the best. ((winks))
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    Cam | Bibs & Baubles
    April 24, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    This is a roller coaster ride. I can’t believe they cancelled your contract! I’ll be praying. What’s for you is for you as Kita & LaShawn said. Your faith has gotten you this far, I’m trusting it will lead you all the way home – your dream home. ((HUGS))
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    April 24, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Whew! A year? You definitely are enduring. It’ll be worth it in the end. 🙂
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    April 25, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I will keep praying for you. What is meant for you is for you. Praying that this is going to work out for you. Keep strong in your faith.
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    April 26, 2013 at 8:48 am

    God will do what he said he will do ,he will stand by his word! We shall keep you all in our prayers! See the way your “FAITH” is set up God won’t let you down! You got it! Only the strong survive and Mimi your strong!

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    G K
    April 26, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Keep the faith, Mimi. What is yours will be YOURS.

    Have a great weekend!
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    April 28, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Wowsers! My heart dropped when I read about the contract getting cancelled. This has indeed been an emotional rollercoaster. Ultimately though, all I can say is this: God’s will is perfect.
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