The second realtor, after about a month of looking and not getting anywhere, called and said there is a new listing in southeast Gering that sounded perfect, but we need to go see it now! Off we went. Bless her heart picking me up at the motel, loading the wheel chair in and out each time we stopped plus she was being very gracious and understanding.
I could not believe this home, it was on the very edge of town, across the street was farm land (how perfect, made me really feel at home). The home was empty. The person who had lived in it had not kept it very clean. It had a very open floor arrangement, high ceilings and hardwood floors in the kitchen and dining area.
When I went into the master bedroom and bath, I could not believe how perfect it was for what I needed. It was large enough so I could easily get around with my wheel chair. I could get into bed easily and the bathroom had a walk in shower. I just about cried with happiness. The shower was small, but the realtor said, “Bonnie, that is so easy to fix.” They always say you can visualize yourself moving in and Oh! Boy! did I.
Now for checking on how I would be able to finance and keep a house on my own. My sister Donna told me not to worry. We would get the financing and all would work out. First we had to make an offer to see how the owner would respond etc. etc. Some tense times took place during those few days. I called my sister, Cindy, who lives near Gering. She and husband, Eddy, came over to see the house. I went along for a second look. We all fell in love with it, could not believe my good fortune, my guardian angels and our Lord and Savior were working big time.
Our offer was accepted and plans were set forth for financing and remodel work that would be needed. The motel manager, where I was staying, had again reassured me I could stay as long as needed. The financing part took awhile as sister, Donna, would be the owner by the end of April. We were assured of financing and remodeling on the master bathroom, painting complete house inside, new carpet (for easy wheel chair use) and fencing the yard for Tuk.Soon the work was started.
I was excited, apprehensive and excited again. Started shopping for household furniture, appliances, wondering if it would ever all come together and low and behold it did. Tuk and I moved into our new home on June 1st 2007. Talk about excited and happy- WOW!!!!!
Bonnie’s continuing story
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