Seeking Signs In Ceiling Stains

It's not a great time to sell a home. But still, we're optimists. Also, we have five kids in a 3 bedroom house with no yard. We knew it was time to move when we started thinking about converting a closet into a nursery for the twins.

The morning of our Open House, the upstairs toilet flooded. Lots of fun junk came dripping through the ceiling and down into the living room.

These are the mornings you ask: "God, are you trying to tell me something?"

Like, perhaps : DO NOT MOVE! Because I think those very words were written in the ceiling leak stains.

Just to make sure we got the message, our offer on our dream home was outdone by another buyer. A week later, we found another "dream home." Someone else got that one, too.

Which goes to show, you can always find a dream home. And once you move in, you'll realize that your true dream home is the one next door. The grass is greener and all of that.

I think Godliness with contentment is great gain.

Or as my kids say: you get what you get and you don't throw a fit.

Frankly, re-caulking the upstairs bathroom sounds a lot simpler than starting over in a 30 year mortgage just to discover that my dream home never existed except as a figment of my imagination.

My walk-in closet might make a fantastic nursery, after all.

Anyone else hearing "no" lately? How do you turn the "no's" into something positive? Please share!