Friday, February 10, 2017

News To Share

I interrupt my decor blog for this sharing of some great news with all of you.

Let me give you a little background before I share the good news.

Two years ago on February 13th,  our lives here at Junk Chic Cottage took a turn.  Terry who was the fire chief in the adjacent town where we lived left the job he loved.  That put us into the employment arena which I have to say is a crazy place to be.

Terry and I are 58 years old and no where near retirement age.  We have debt and still owe on our home.  Plus at 58 we are no where near able to get on Medicare for our health insurance.

Even more Terry is a dedicated firefighter that has held every rank in the fire service for 30 plus years and still wants to dedicate his life to this profession.

So this began a long journey for us.

We had to pay out a lot of money each month to have our health benefits which was very draining financially for us.  We both worked hard for 20 plus years to save up money for later retirement. It makes me sick that hard earned money for retirement had to be used until Terry could find another position.

Terry had many opportunities come forward for a new position and we always got down to the finish line but for some bizarre reason or politics or wanting the younger person etc. etc.  he did not get the job.  That kick in the gut with each disappointing rejection was really hard.

Jobs in public service are long drawn out affairs.  From beginning to end results of these positions it is on average over 6 weeks.  Getting your resume accepted and then the process of getting down from 80 plus candidates to the final person is a long and demanding commitment.

After each rejection we got back up and stayed faithful and positive that something would happen soon. 

After two long years of struggles and heartache Terry finally has been offered a wonderful Fire Chief position.  

Ironically he will begin this new chapter on Feb. 13th,  two years to the day after he left his old position.

So we will close the door on that chapter of our lives and open a new door.

One thing we both learned during this rough time is that our family and friends stuck by us and gave us emotional shelter when we needed it most.  For that we are truly blessed.

So as we begin this new chapter in our lives,  I personally want to thank all you blogging friends that prayed,  picked me up and gave me hope when my heart was broken and gave words of encouragement for better days to come.  



My hero doesn't wear a cape.


Unfortunately, we will have to sell our current Junk Chic Cottage and move again.  The job is further north of where we are living now.  

They want their new fire chief to be closer to the community he will be protecting.  Understandable and a risk we knew could happen with each job opportunity.  They are giving us lots of time to sell and find a new home.

So for now we will let Terry get into this new position and begin to navigate that and then will begin the process of finding a new home.

As spring approaches and new life starts to pop up we will begin the search for a new home.

We are hoping to find something that still keeps me close to my employment!!!!! The best job I have ever had of babysitting for my two granddaughters a few days a week.  Hopefully we can find something that will bring us closer to this new community where Terry will work and also keep me within a good driving distance to my daughters.

I did find a wonderful new home that is on the market and has lots of character.  We are thinking about it.

This is an old firehouse that has been totally renovated.  I think this would be a perfect piece of history for me and my fire chief to make into our new home.

Lots of exposed brick and hardwood floors.  I can see my chippy, white decor in this space.

Lovely open concept kitchen.  Of course the cabinets would have to be painted white!!!!!


Love that they left the original firehouse doors that still open and the old windows.  Just so much character to this home.

So don't you think this is the best house for me, Cooper and my fire chief hubby?!!!

Yep I did too until I saw the price tag.   Only a cool 1,350,000 and change!!!!!!  We are only short the million and change part :(

We can dream!

Thank you sweet blogging friends.  Your support and encouraging words and beautiful hearts made this long journey for us more tolerable these past few years.

While I love this new place we have only been in for less than a year,  I am going to stay positive we will find another beautiful cottage to make our home.

Hugs and a Grateful Heart,
Kris

95 comments:

  1. Hi Kris. I am so very happy for you and your husband. It must have been very discouraging and stressful waiting for this day to come. I hope you find a wonderful house that will continue to inspire you. -Jenn

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  2. Oh I am so happy for him to find a new job. I know this has been hard and discouraging. Congratulations!!! You will find the perfect house and it will be a Blessing.

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  3. I am so, so happy for you and your handsome hero!! I know how stressful it can be, looking for a job in your fifties. Congrats, and you will have a new project to blog about!!! Looking forward to your adventures 🙂

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  4. Wonderful news, Kris! I am so, so happy for both of you. It has been a long journey but you stuck in there together which is a testament to your loving and committed relationship. Finding a new house will be another adventure and I know you will create another beautiful home. Congratulations!

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  5. Congratulations Terry!!! Congratulations Kris!! Wowzers, such GREAT news!!! When I saw the header in my inbox I got excited with/for you. :)) Oh and the house you found gave me goosebumps! May everything go smoother than you could possibly imagine. Hugs!!
    ~ Christina in FL

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  6. You don't know how very happy I am for you guys. Congratulations to your husband on his new job. We went through this when my husband retired from the military and it was heartbreaking to watch him get rejected over and over again for being "overqualified" for the position, whatever in the world that means!. It was a hard and long road for us so it makes me very happy to know you are not going through that anymore. I am sure you will find the perfect home for you guys. Wishing you both the best in your new adventure. :) Take care, Maria

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  7. Congratulations Chris! That is wonderful news. I often have you and Terry in my thoughts and prayers. And a new home to decorate. How exciting. Again, so happy for you both. Lots of love, Julie

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  8. Wonderful news! Congratulations & good luck!

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  9. Good Morning Kris
    I am so so happy for you and Terry*** its exciting to move but a lot of work all at the same time. You will find another sweet cottage to make your home. Terry must be on cloud nine right now, a new job* so happy for him. That firehouse house is gorgeous!!! enjoy this beautiful day Kris
    deezie

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  10. What a story of faith, commitment, and perseverance. Congratulations on this new and wonderful opportunity. I am so happy this has finally come full circle for you and your husband. And I am very much looking forward to the new home you will find!!!

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  11. I'm so happy for you that he's finaly got a job. That must be a big relief. Sorry you have to move, but nice houses can be found anywhere.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Love Elzie

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  13. Wowza! Okay, I will not be my typical self and bemoan all the work involved before you guys can actually cross that finish line in getting settled into a new home. No, not at all. Instead, I will rejoice in what a great opportunity to yet again create another fabulous Junk Chic Cottage - with gainful employment and benefits to go with it!! Yay, Kris and Terry, you so deserve this opportunity! I know it will be hard work, but I can't wait to see it all unfold. ps...you almost had me on that firehouse. ;-)

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  14. CONGRATULATIONS, Terry & Kris!!! This is wonderful news and gave me goose bumps as I read through! I know there is a perfect home that will fit all your new needs, and I also know there is a sweet family waiting to get their hands on the one you've so lovingly created, and we look forward to seeing the dramatic spin you'll put on the new one to make it yet another Junk Chic Cottage:-)

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  15. Kris, I'm so glad Terry has found a new opportunity! You will make any house you find into a "home" just like you always do. Blessings to you both for a wonderful new adventure!

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  16. I'm so happy for you and your husband! It's so hard in today's job market. We'll be waiting for you to put your touch on another home as only you can do! Congratulations on moving to the next chapter. This was a long one. Take care!

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  17. Oh Kris, This is such fabulous news!!! I'm so so happy for you guys. With all the wonderful changes you made to your current home, it shouldn't be hard to sell and I'm sure you'll find a great place for a reasonable price to turn into the new Junk Chic Cottage. :)
    xo Julia

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  18. Hi Kris, I am truly happy for you both and congrats on your husbands new job! I wish you a lot of luck and happiness in the future. Good luck with finding another new house.
    Julie xo

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  19. Oh Kris!! I am so happy for you both. I just screamed out to Billy that Terry got a job as a fire chief and he gave a "woohoo" too. We know how difficult this season has been for you. Congrats on the new chapter, my friend. Can't wait to hear all about it.

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  20. Great news for both of you. I hope you can find just the right place at the right price!

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  21. Kris, Hooray !! I knew they could not keep that good man down for long. :):) I am thrilled for both of you. Oh yes, the firehouse would have ben awesome. But where ever you go...you always manage to create a beautiful home. I wish you and Terry the absolute best. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
    p.s. I am smiling and feel like dancing for you

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  22. Congratulations....I am so happy for the two you! You are truly the strongest person I know and are such an inspiration!!!! I can't wait to see your new cottage and how you transform it.....
    ~Des

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  23. OH MY GOSH !!!!!!! after all the painting and decorating now you have to go off and leave it. I understand completely Terry needs a job and that means moving.
    You had me for a while on buying the old fire station for your new home, I thought you had it LOL
    Life is good and life is hard you have to roll with the punches and smile all the way through it as many others of us have, also cry a little
    Good Luck on finding another house to paint inside and out WHITE
    I'm sure Cooper will adjust just fine

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  24. my goodness....what wonderful and well-deserved GOOD news! SO so happy for you both.....let the adventure begin! Blessings.....

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  25. Congratulations to your husband on his new job. Praying that in time you will both find a home you love, and that allows you both to continue working doing what you love most.

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  26. Wow, lots of changes for you and Terry! I'm sure you'll find a loving new place to call home. I can't wait to see all the new projects you'll be working on, lol. Good luck with all your new and wonderful things to come.

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  27. I can't express how VERY THRILLED I am for you and Terry. I know it was a tough long road but peace at last. Sorry you have to move again but what a weight that has been lifted. I hope you will find your new dream home that will still give you the ability to be close to the girls.

    Cindy

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  28. What fantastic news! It seems to me that this job was meant to be - the start date tidies everything up nicely! There is no such thing as co-incidence - some people say! Others would say - serendipity! I am SO pleased for you both, and can see why you have been making some low cost improvements to your current home! I have watched how this home has been changed, and your previous home - really looking forward to hearing how the next one goes! Wishing you both wonderful times, on the next stage in your Life Journey! Hugs, Gilly (Cornwall, UK) xx

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  29. I am SO happy for both of you; I know this has been a long journey. This sounds like a wonderful new adventure for Terry. Wishing you nothing but the best in your search for a new Junk Cottage.

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  30. Can't you get them to drop the million!

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  31. What a wonderful post.. I've been thinking of you all week and wondering how things were going. I'm just so happy that this has worked out. Though a bit bittersweet about leaving your new home and starting again. I'm glad to hear that his new place of employment is giving you time to adjust and re-locate. The firehouse photos are amazing and it seemed so perfect! Whatever you choose, I'm sure you will make it warm, homey and beautiful as that is just your way! I'll be praying for just the right location and sweet home, Dear friend..

    Hugs and Blessings...

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  32. I am so over the moon happy for Terry and you. Congratulations! You have both remained so positive through this whole process. What an inspiration you are to everyone. Wishing you success in your new career.
    *Smiles*

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  33. Congrats.....so happy for you guys!!! The firehouse looks like a lot of fun......how much would it cost to heat all that open space??? Not to worry, your perfect new home is waiting for you, best of luck!!!

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  34. You KNOW how happy I am for you and your sweet hubby. I hope you can find something that will put you in a direct line to your kid's house. You KNOW that once you start looking you will be over-the-moon excited and will have fun looking and fixing up and redoing something new that will be JUST AS PERFECT as the place you are in...AND...with all the work you have done in your current house it will sell and someone will think they have won the lottery when they buy it.
    Been running for three days straight so will catch up with you later. Love ya- xo Diana

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  35. Congratulations to both of you, and all best luck in this new journey!!

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  36. Great news and now the perfect little home will come along.

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  37. What a relief for you both, and an exciting new chapter to look forward to. I know you'll miss your old home, but that old fire house seems like it was meant to be yours. I can't wait to hear an update if you get it and see what you do to make it your junk chic home! Best wishes!

    Angie @ www.knickoftime.net

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  38. Congratulations.....I was wondering what you would do after you got you new home all fixed up. God moves in mysterious ways, doesn't HE??? So glad Terry found a new and better job doing what he loves, that is half the battle you know. I love that fire house, that would make a great Junk Chic Cottage....but there is something really special out there for you....you just have to find it!!!

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  39. That's wonderful news ! Congratulations to Terry !! So happy for y'all !! You two are the hardest working couple I know . You put so much work and love into your new home . I'm sure you will be able to sell it .. Good luck with the house hunting. God Bless !!

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  40. I'm so happy for both of you! Congratulations
    Hugs Alessandra

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  41. Very happy for you that hubby has found a new job and best wishes on finding your new Junk Chic Cottage.

    You are blessed that you could still pay for your health insurance because a lot of people can't and have to go without...including us when hubby was out of work a few years ago. I am not complaining though...God is good and has seen us through many rough times.

    Please keep us posted and God bless you both!!!!
    Blessings~

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  42. Oh, Kris, I'm so very happy for the two of you! Congratulations to your hubby on his new job! I hope you find the perfect little nest that's close enough to your sweet granddaughters that you can still watch them a few days a week. Such good news!!!

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  43. Oh my goodness Kris! This is beyond fabulous news!! Never a dull moment in 'Kris and Terry' land!

    I love that firehouse, and you had me going for a while there lol. I was so jealous! They're just going to have to come down a bit in price; ).

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  44. Such happy news to put a spring in your step. So happy for both of you. And we get to see yet another Junk Chic Cottage transformation.

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  45. God's timing isn't ours! SO happy that Terry has a new job. Too bad that you will be moving when you just finished making your new place a home....but a new home will certainly be fun for you to decorate! You are so good at that!
    warmly,
    deb

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  46. This is such good news, Kris. What a relief it must be to have that weight lifted from your shoulders. Congratulations to Terry!!! With all the work you two put into Cottage #2, I'm sure you'll have no problem selling it in the Spring. Looking forward to watching the transformation of Cottage #3. Buy those lottery tickets so that amazing and oh so perfect firehouse can be your new nest.

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  47. Kris, I am smiling from ear to ear right now! I am not kidding you one bit when I say that last night I was lying in bed thinking about Terry's work situation and asking the Lord to please bring Him a job, that it's been so long. Well, I didn't know that God had already done it! LOL Isn't that just the way He works? I can just see Him grinning as He heard my words, and saying, "Well, little girl, I've already got that one covered. What else do you have?" I'll talk to Him about your next home. I know He's already got one in mind for you. Hugs, Nancy

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  48. I just knew that Terry got a job when you announced a surprise coming. I am so happy for you both - All good things happen to those that wait. How true that is.

    You will find a beautiful home and have so much fun making it Junk Chic Cottage. CONGRATULATIONS TERRY. I know that it has been a long journey for you both, but now you have your dream coming true.

    Lots of love to you both dear friend.

    Mary

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  49. Kris wouldn't that renovated fire house be perfect? I guess there's always the lottery, lol!!! Having gone through the trials of the past 2 years with you my friend I am rejoicing in Terry's new employment and even though it's another house change you will delight in your opportunity to once again create a home we all will get to share in the process
    xoxo

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  50. I just bumped into your blog and fell right in. : ) congrats to your hubby on the job. I totally understand where you coming from. After 35 yrs at the same job, my husband could have retired this year- but we lost our retirement health plan, and at 55 it's to large of a gap to wait until medicare would set in. Boy oh boy, that firehouse would be awesome to live in!!!!

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  51. This is fantastic news. I am so very happy for you. I hope you find a cute place to live.

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  52. LuCkY **13** - WoW!!!
    Such GREAT NEWS Kris & Terry!!! Move Again - OMG!!! YOU can make anything look FaBuLouS!!!
    Jeanine Burkhardt

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  53. Oh Kris, I am so happy for both of you! I knew prayers would be answered for you. You have stayed positive through it all. I'm not a bit worried that you won't find the perfect junk chic cottage. That old firehouse is amazing, but oh boy is that ever a pretty penny! Wishing you and your sweet family the best of luck!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  54. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post!! I am so happy for your both and even happier that I get to watch you renovate another home!! ;) They just get prettier and prettier each time you move! I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve the next time around. I wish you and Terry a wonderful weekend!! xoxo and hugs to you my friend.

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  55. So very happy for both you and Terry. Fingers crossed that you find just that ideal home for both of your jobs. As I started reading your post a small part of me was hoping you all were moving to central California...so that I could have you as an shopping buddy and have your help with my home décor. LOL...but most of me was thinking, I hope they don't have to move a long distance away...that would be tragic for grandparents to have to leave their grandbabies. What a wonderful blessing!

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  56. Wonderful news and how neat that the jobs starts 2 years to the day. May you find the perfect house for all of you. :-)

    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day ~ FlowerLady

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  57. OH. MY. GOODNESS.......

    This warrants an email!!!!!!!!!!

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  58. Congratulations for Terry's new position. It sounds like a great opportunity. I am sure you will hate to leave the townhouse but where ever you are you will make the new place so lovely. Look at it as a new canvas.

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  59. Congratulations to Terry and you for staying faithful and hopeful. This is a true blessing. Each day is a new beginning. Your new home will be fabulous and better than you can imagine. Looking forward to your creativity and making it a home. Best wishes.

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  60. So nice to read your update Kris, and congratulations to you both. I admire your positivity and trusting the Lord through this long process. Although moving is a hard job, it will be fun to see what home you choose next... You should do your own version of online house hunting for us - or apply for the TV show?! :) That converted firehouse is incredible. Thanks for keeping us posted! All the best, ~julie

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  61. I am so happy that you overcome all odds .. both of you are worriers.. you fought two long years.. the future will be very bright... big hug.. XOXO...

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  62. Kris I am so happy Terry has found a job being a Fire Chief! How wonderful is that! Oh gosh you have to move from your new home...but it must take a huge load of your shoulders that this issues has finally found resolution. I do know what new house you find will become your home with all your decorating styles to make it your own. Just sorry I lost my "potential" handyman LOL

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  63. I'm so happy for your husband and you! I lost my job at 53, and several of my friends and relatives also have lost theirs in their 50s. It is devastating. I truly believe we are experiencing age and wage discrimination. Anyway.....I bet you will make a nice profit on the sale of your current home as you have already done so much to improve it. Blessing in finding a new home. I also babysit my grandson, and it is definitely the BEST job I've ever had! Hope you can stay close enough to continuing watching your precious grandchildren.

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    1. Hi Joanie. Yep the job market out there for anyone over the age of 50 is miserable. Age discrimination is alive and well. I am just so happy Terry found this position and we are hoping this will be a great place for him to finish out his career. Thanks for your visit and sweet comments here. I would have emailed you but you are a no reply blogger so I hope you come back to see this.
      Hugs,
      Kris

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  64. Yeah....congratulations Terry and Kris. I am so glad that Terry will be able to continue serving others in this new position as a Fire Chief! Looking forward to hearing about this new adventure for you all.

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  65. Dear Kris, I am so happy for you! Blessings sure do come when least expected. I'm looking forward to you being able to settle down. Have a great day. xoxo Jo

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  66. Oh, Kris, I am sad and happy for you at the same time. Sad that you will be leaving another sweet cottage that you put your love into, but happy for Terry finding a job in the field that he loves, and because I know you will be able to re-adjust again quite nicely, I am not sad anymore for you!! Secretly, I'm kind of glad that home is out of reach. Hard to imagine how it would look as a cozy little cottage! But, you will find something, I know, that will be right for you in the place where you want it. Good news, I am so happy and glad for you guys..Happy Valentine's Day..xxoJudy

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  67. Yay!!!! I am so happy for you and Terry! It has been a long road and I hope your hubby loves his new job!

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  68. Congratulations to Terry and best wishes to you both as you navigate a new path. I hope you find the perfect new Junk Chic Cottage Kris. Life is definitely an adventure!!
    Hugs, Kerryanne xx

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  69. Great post.
    http://evangelinterior.com

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  70. Wishing you the very, very best in this new chapter. It sounds so positive and I am so happy for you!
    Life is truly a remarkable thing! Many Blessings!
    XO
    Jemma

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  71. Congratulations!!! I knew the right job would come along. :) I bet you'll find a new house that you love just as much as the current one. Hoping and praying you can still be close enough to babysit those sweet grands. And wouldn't that fire house be so neat to live in? Why do all the neat places have to be so expensive?! Wishing you both many blessings as you start this new chapter. xoxo

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  72. This is wonderful news. Of course, changing cottage is not easy, but you'll have fu decorating the new place, even if it's not a historical fire station!

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  73. Dear Kris, this is the best news ever!! I am so excited for you and Terry to be on this new journey with his new position. A big CONGRATS to him!! I just knew the right job would come along and your strength and faith kept you both strong through it all. I know the moving part can be trying, I can relate too well when you change jobs, but that same faithfulness will take you to a new cottage that will be as beautiful as this one now. Best wishes finding your new home and location to your best job in the world. Many blessings to you both!! Sending Hugs and Prayers your way!!!

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  74. Hi Kris,
    Wonderful news! I am so happy to read this GOOD NEWS today. I am excited for Terry to start his new adventure. And for you both to be back at new projects and finding a new nest.

    Continuing to pray the job, the selling and find a home and settling in to a new community to go well.
    Love, Carla

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  75. Kris, I'm so happy for y'all! You really have kept the faith through all of this and I can't even begin to imagine how hard it must have been. Wonderful things are ahead for you!

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  76. Kris, I am so happy about Terry's new job! I know you are both thrilled and anxious at the same time. Finding a new home is a daunting task, but I know the right one will come along and will be absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to see all the changes and the home you pick! You guys are beginning to sound like us...moving before you've lived there a year!! Love and hugs to you sweet friend and congratulations to Terry!!

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  77. Kris, I am excited about Terry's new job! Talk about a double-edged sword...new job vs moving. I just know that you will find another cottage to make your own. Hope his first day on the job is great. Just so his "real" job doesn't cut into working on the new cottage...ha! He is one talented fella. xoxo

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  78. Oh wow, Kris! That is exciting news indeed! I'm so happy for you and Terry. I know it's a huge relief. I will pray you can sell your current home and find a new one, all without any hassle or fuss. Here's to new adventures!
    hugs,
    Cecilia

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  79. CONGRATS to Terry!! What a relief for you and your family, Kris to be blessed with Terry's new job. I look forward to your house hunting posts and know that the perfect cottage is out there patiently waiting for you to purchase it!

    Poppy

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  80. I can't tell you how ecstatic I am to hear this news, Kris! Congratulations to Terry and Kudos to you during this very long and often difficult process. This new community is getting a fabulous new Fire Chief and Wife who will be a tremendous asset to their town. I'm So So Happy for both of you!
    Mary Alice

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  81. I am behind on reading blogs and just now read this!! CONGRATULATIONS!! I am sorry you are going to have to move again but you will make another place your home I know. Am so happy for you.

    Love,
    Judy

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  82. What wonderful news Kris! So happy for you both and we will keep you in prayer that you find your dream cottage ☺

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  83. Kris, I am so happy for both of you. I know this has been a difficult journey. Can't wait to see the perfect home you find. xo Laura

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  84. Kris your faith and positive attitude is evidence that waiting for God's timing will bring forth the best. You'll find another wonderful home I'm sure. I know how hard it is to move 3 in a row, but it will be good! God has a good plan, just take care of yourselves. What a cute photo of your guy! xo Debra

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  85. Oh Kris, if only you could have that amazing home for your and Terry's creative genius. It would be the stuff of dreams.

    And he may not have a cape but he sure has a super smile! Congratulations to him and God bless you both as he begins this new position of great responsibility and you prepare to move once again while trying to stay close to those grands. Kris, I have a feeling that your new home needs you and when the time is right you'll both recognize each other.

    Blessings to you on each step of this new journey,
    Dewena

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  86. Oh Kris, if only you could have that amazing home for your and Terry's creative genius. It would be the stuff of dreams.

    And he may not have a cape but he sure has a super smile! Congratulations to him and God bless you both as he begins this new position of great responsibility and you prepare to move once again while trying to stay close to those grands. Kris, I have a feeling that your new home needs you and when the time is right you'll both recognize each other.

    Blessings to you on each step of this new journey,
    Dewena

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  87. Kris, I just read your post at Uptown Acorn and came by for a visit. What a journey you and your husband have been on these last two years. So glad for you that he found a new job and your have a new chapter ahead of you! That place looks like the perfect home for you both but wherever you end up, best wishes for happiness there.

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  88. I am so over the moon happy for you two!!!.....and you fooled me and I thought, Gosh, you are going to live in that great firehouse!!...Ooops..a cool 1.4 mill?....oh well!...Congrats again, and I look forward to hearing more about your new journey!!!

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  89. I missed this post, Kris! Congratulations on the new job and the adventure to come! Hoping for a quick sale on the cottage and a lovely new home in your future! I just saw over on your comment at Cozy Little House, that you had hurt your knee. So sorry to hear that...not the best timing for sure! I understand...I'm getting a total knee replacement next month...fun.

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  90. What a neat place for someone with lots of money!!!!

    Congrats on his new post - and boy oh boy is he a handsome love or what?

    I always loved that Dan allowed you to decorate in such a romantic pretty way.....and now I see he's as handsome and he is sweet. You two are a wonderful couple. I wish you the BEST!!! ♥♥

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  91. Congratulations, Kris! I"m way behind in blog reading, and what a happy surprise it was to read about your good news! Wow, that renovated fire station is something! Best of luck in to both of you (and Cooper, of course!) in this new chapter! Yay!

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  92. Catching up on reading and I realized you had this fabulous turn of events! I'm so, so happy that your husband was offered this job. I know that long process of waiting and hoping and being disappointed had to be grueling. And now that it's over you can look forward to your new journey!

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  93. I'm so happy to hear he got a job! Praise God! What a huge burden off your shoulders! I bet you will love decorating a new little cottage!

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