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Jul '12

Today, I HOPE that…

That is a question that I’d love to have an exact answer to. iChurch has been meeting twice a month in Hoofddorp.  Our next step is to move there.  So, we’ve been house hunting.  We found a house that could work for us, but it was rented before we needed to move in.  The same company that owns that house owns another one that we’re very much hoping to get into.  It’s been a bit of drama getting it though.

We filled out the paperwork we needed.  We had to have a proof of income, which had to come from America.  I thought that would be the last of our drama.  I was wrong.  They also need a credit report from us.  Mike went to the bank to order one since that’s how it’s done here in The Netherlands.  They told us that it would take 2 – 3 weeks.  When we first moved here, we learned to say, “Today, I HOPE that ____ happens.”  That way if it didn’t happen, we wouldn’t be so disappointed.  After 7 years, you would think that I would have said, “I hope to have our credit report in 2 – 3 weeks.”  After 3 weeks, Mike went back to the bank to check on the status.  They filled out the form incorrectly so had to order another one.  They said that we should have it by the end of the week.  So…I HOPE to have our credit report by this weekend.

We were supposed to go see the house we’ll be getting (with the condition that our credit report comes in). The last renters moved out, and the realty company had people coming in to do renovations.  The repairmen had the key to the house and had to work on another place today.  I didn’t say that I hoped to see the house today, so I was pretty disappointed to not be able to see it.  We should be able to see it next week, so I HOPE that happens.  In the meantime, we will be looking at furniture stores since it’s time to replace some things.  When will we be moving?  I HOPE that it happens around July 20.  Who am I kidding?  I HOPE that it happens before that!

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