Monday, December 03, 2012

Getting There

Late last week I was feeling pretty stressed.  And yes, Jason was paying for it.  I felt like I hadn't done enough packing and then not having an official settlement date yet, I was freaking.  Thankfully, our wonderful realtor called me when he could sense in my emails that I was on the edge.  He talked me down.  Seriously, this guy has been worth every penny.  Hopefully, by the end of this week we will know that the buyer's loan has been approved and then we move full steam ahead.  Once we get that go-ahead, we will move all of our personal stuff into my mom's this weekend and then follow with all the big furniture to the storage by movers either on Monday or another day next week.

The interesting thing was that shortly after signing the contract, we received a mailing from the title company saying settlement would be on 12/13.  When we talked to our realtor about it he knew nothing about that date and upon his further investigation NO ONE else knew about that date - not the buyer, not the mortgage company.  He basically told us to forget that date because according to the more important parties, we have no date set yet.  The contract says by 12/20 so he is thinking perhaps 12/17 or a day or two later.  If that ends up being the case we will still move in with my parents this weekend but have more time to get all of our stuff out and the house cleaned up in the week that follows.

Whew.  I feel so much better.

Plus, I think knowing our new house is underway and having our pre-construction meeting with the sales agent yesterday and going over the tentative building schedule helped.  We also spent Saturday evening with my parents to decorate their Christmas tree (with our ornaments too) and that helped me get into the Christmas spirit which I think we all needed.

My mom is readying her house to accept us too and I am so grateful with how flexible she's been especially with all the Christmas gifts being delivered this week.  I'm sure her UPS man loves her.

I had been feeling sad about leaving our house but after seeing our new house starting to really come to fruition, I'm feeling better about it.  I will miss it but I am finally getting truly excited about the new house now that this selling/moving process is almost over.

We also had an "uncle invasion" on Saturday where my brother, Jason's brother and brother-in-law came over to help him and his dad move the playground.  A big task that they seemed to handle with ease.

All the pieces that we've been placing so carefully over the past few months are finally starting to fall into place.  It was a puzzle that looked extremely overwhelming when we started it but it's so nice to be able to start to see the final "picture" emerging.

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