We’ve been house-hunting for a while, trying to find a place to rent with good internet and an office space. Yesterday we went and checked out a house with our real estate agent. Before we went, we prayed as a family for God to reveal what He wanted for us.
The house we checked out just didn’t work for multiple reasons, but as we left we were near the post office so Rachel said I should go check the mail since I was there.
I figured why not, so I went inside and said hi to the postmistress and a female customer. The postmistress asked how I was and I said we were house hunting. The customer said to me, “oh yes? The lady I work for has some place for rent. Give me your number.”
I did, figuring it was probably a crummy apartment or something. I’ve been a little burned while hunting, but I guessed it wouldn’t hurt.
About ten minutes later I get a call from the landlady, inviting us to come on over and check out a house she had for rent. So we did. Turns out it’s a 3/2, with air conditioning (rare here), a big wraparound porch and a nice view of the ocean, a big kitchen with a full-size fridge and stove, plus furnished. And there’s a room in the back for an office. And the price? $300 less than the last place I thought might maybe work.
The internet there was on, so I did a speed test. 15 TIMES the speed I have now on the download and 5 TIMES the upload speed. Crazy.
We’ve decided to take it. And my children got to see God in action. They were like, “Dad – how did that happen? It was GOD!”
On the down side, I won’t have a yard to garden in so I’m going to have to do container gardening on the porch instead. That’s okay – we live and adapt. Eventually I should be able to buy some land again, then we’ll put in a food forest and some serious garden beds. I’ll just use this opportunity as research for a container gardening book.
Yay for the container gardening book.
I about bought “Permaculture in Pots” the other day until I realized the author is in the U.K. — way too far from my zone to spend the money.
Yay also for fast internet, office space and a good God.
Yes – the zones make writing universal gardening books near impossible.
Excellent testimony of the Lord providing your family a new home, and we could all use some good info on container gardening.
Congrats David and family,
I wish you all the best in your new abode. Looking forward to the container book and the q and a videos.
Going to miss the updates on the current projects, though. I mean, c’mon — urine or MiracleGro is still waiting to be settled!
I’ll probably have to just do the experiments in pots.
At least you’ll have a pot to…
Excellent! Praise God for answered prayer and a testimony for your children to observe.
Totally awesome…. God is always working….. Love to All….
Congratulations! So glad that you have finally found a new place. You have talked about gardening a tiny space for the challenge, and now is your chance! Are there any “community garden” areas that you could utilize for more family food production, or would that be cost prohibitive?
That’s wonderful to hear! What a blessing! It’s sweet to see when God works that way. 🙂
Container gardening! Yes, I look forward to what you have to say about that. Have you done it in the past? Congratulations on your new home. But I’m sorry you won’t have all that land (and bananas!) to work with.
$300 less per month might help in saving for that piece of land. Great news. I normally check out your YouTube videos and occasionally come over here to see what you’ve posted. I’ll be watching for your new re-launch after you all get settled.
Yep, GOD did it. Hmmm, right after you all ASKED for guidance… Yep, good ALL the time. We just have to notice!
I believe He really wants you to sell some *crazy* container gardening books to all the folks who need them!!!
Blessings with your new home and ventures.
Glad to hear this David
That’s awesome! Congrats!
A kind providence. Praying for you and yours. Miss you all. Merry Christmas.
God is, indeed, good.
Corngrass to you and yours!