Building Oak Haven – spring break

Our youngest son spent spring break a bit differently than he probably anticipated. He came home looking forward to relaxing and he did get the chance to rest over the weekend. But on Monday and Tuesday we woke up early and “staged” the house for showing, then vacated to allow for potential buyers to tour throughout the day and into the evening.

The work paid off and on Tuesday afternoon we received word we had a good offer. In fact, by Tuesday evening, our realtor had put together a list of offers we received. Wednesday morning, much to our son’s delight, we accepted one of the offers and cancelled all future scheduled showing appointments.

We had an additional request for our son. During the rest of the week he helped to pack out his bedroom and before he left, turn over his house key. Next time he comes home to visit, it won’t be in this house. He’s an easy going young man, so he’s not troubled by the idea. When I asked how he felt about it, he shrugged and said we’ve moved before.

Thankfully, due to our home stager, we’ve had a head start on packing and moving things to the storage units we’ve rented. We close in a couple of weeks and have to move out by the end of the month. We plan to stay in our camper while the house is finished (some of the work we plan to do ourselves).







This past week, Paul Swoyer dug out the hole for our septic and our gas. Unfortunately, the septic hole and future trenching for the “stinklers” will disturb and disrupt my prayer path and I’ll need to make some repairs.

Our to-do list continues to grow as we juggle the tasks of moving out and the increasing work of the new house. Have I mentioned before how grateful I am for Sundays? In the midst of the busyness, it’s good to stop, rest and catch our breaths.

Grace & Peace


About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love and two adorable granddaughters. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in New Braunfels, located at the Texas Hill Country.
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1 Response to Building Oak Haven – spring break

  1. Megan Kaiser says:

    It’s coming along so beautifully!


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