Well, turns out, we are not going to be purchasing a home at this time. I don't have a very concrete reason, except to say, that Andrew & I (individually) began to have serious hesitations about entering into such a big investment at this time. We don't know if it was the wrong home? wrong place? wrong time?, but the bottom line is that we decided to back out before we were in too deep. :) Being the case that we both began to have these feelings and then as we began to talk about them realizing the other was feeling the same thing, we definitely knew - we had to get out. So basically, we had paid for the home inspection to be done (and $500 is nothing to sneeze at), but that was the only $$ we had into it at this point. And we absolutely feel 100% peace, so after getting out there are no regrets. And hey, we learned a LOT about home buying in the process!
So it was fun to dream for a short while about painting every room and not living under a floral border :) or having some parking spots and a backyard, but we're feeling quite content right this moment about staying right where we are. And the best part? Not leaving our little neighborhood that we have come to love so much and the many great neighbors that God has blessed us with.
So.............Garnet Way.............looks like we're here to stay. (at least for now!)