Aliens in the Apple

Our new place

Franci 26 Jun 2015 Just life

I thought it’s about time I showed you a photo of our new place. We moved in Memorial Day (with the help of some amazing and hard-working friends), and have managed to unpack all the boxes. There are still lots of little odd jobs to do around the place before we’ll be completely “settled”, but for now life can carry on again. Homeschooling has started again (though scaled back a bit for the summer). I still feel a bit like I’m on a treadmill that is going a little too fast and I’m going to fall on my face very soon, but it hasn’t happened yet, and so long as I keep plugging away at the ever-growing to-do list I might just avoid the face plant.

I love this house! It’s lovely and cute, we’ve got a yard, it’s beautiful and comfortable, in a great area, and great for hospitality (we even have a proper guest room now, so come visit!).

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We are so incredibly thankful for this house. I said to Ben the other day that if we hadn’t lived in our little shoebox under the stairs in Brooklyn first,


and then in not-so-charming Jersey City,


we just wouldn’t have appreciated this house. And so we are not only thankful to God for this house, but also the journey He took us on to get here. While I know we won’t be here in the long term, it’s good to have a place of our own to call home at least for the next few years.

Comments (13)

Ime 26 Jun 2015 at 10:26am

Lovely house, veranda (I miss those from my childhood) and yard. And are those solar panels on the roof? Nice! Congrats guys!

hannahholder 26 Jun 2015 at 10:35am

Was wondering how the move had gone. What’s the new address?

evaholder 26 Jun 2015 at 1:39pm

Good to see your new spot! Looking forward to a personal tour in a couple of months!

joanbee3 26 Jun 2015 at 4:52pm

Congrats. Where is it? Those solar panels are cool.

Rick 26 Jun 2015 at 11:12pm

yay! love it

Adrienne 28 Jun 2015 at 1:01am

Love it! And love your perspective :)

Lois Hoyt 29 Jun 2015 at 3:59am

Looks beautiful! We’re happy for you. I can’t wait until we can try the spare room!

Do you know what year the house was built?

Love, Mum

Franci 29 Jun 2015 at 7:16am

Thanks, Mum. I believe it was built in 1941.

Franci 29 Jun 2015 at 7:19am

Yes, they’re solar panels!

Franci 29 Jun 2015 at 7:19am

I can email it to you — I don’t really want to publicize it on here. :-)

Franci 29 Jun 2015 at 7:20am

We’re in Clifton, New Jersey now.

Laurel 7 Jul 2015 at 9:30pm

I like all that grass around it (Hey, we could pitch a decent tent there!!) and the lovely, very American two-storey style house. Is it bedrooms at the top, living areas below?

Franci 7 Jul 2015 at 9:43pm

Yes, you could pitch several decent tents here! Quite a difference from out tent-pitching facilities in Brooklyn! :-)

Yes, bedrooms are on the top floor, with the guest room on the ground floor.