So after we landed Sunday morning and took some much needed naps all around, we bought a paper and scoured it, making lots of phone calls that afternoon. We set up times to look at some of the listings and headed out early Monday morning to see them. At the end of the day, we had settled on one and communicated to the owner that we would take it. He said to call today and we would get it finalized.
So Kyle called today, only to find out that the owner had given it to someone else who showed up this morning with money in hand to hold it. Since we've already gone through the papers from the last couple of weeks, we're back to square one with 8 days to get out.
Please be praying that we discover right where we need to be. Please pray that we handle ourselves well under this stress and help our kids make the transition as well as possible. It's easy to build up frustration when feeling stuck between people who want us out of the house and others who apparently don't want us in theirs. I'm not sure I believe that it matters all that much to God what house we live in, but I do want to honor Him with how we go about dealing with changes in our lives, especially when they make us crazy.
And for any who might know of a house for rent in Arequipa, give us a call. We'd probably take it! : )