All Moved In

It was a heck of a weekend moving into our townhome. Here is a run-down of all of the events since my last post.


I took a half-day on Thursday to pick up My Precious and head to Home Depot for an immediate dining room light replacement. We ended up getting another ceiling light/fan for the master bedroom while we were there. The bank took forever to do our closing cashier’s check. It should have only taken 3 minutes to do, but our teller managed to stretch it out to a round 20, just enough to stress me out about getting to closing on time.

Closing went amazingly good. They had our names spelled correctly everywhere and we had already been over a few of the FHA forms before, so it wasn’t as much reading as I thought it would be. The great news is that the closing costs ended up being significantly lower than estimated at contract, and our mortgage payment came out to be a mere $26 more than our rent for a 2BR/2BA apartment! That was a huge blessing for our first home.

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Updated Photos of the Townhome Are Pending

Sorry, folks, but it was a heck’u’va day yesterday at the office and it just didn’t register high enough to get done. There are a lot of photos, which take a bit longer than just typing. In the end, though, 15 pics is like 15,000 words, right?

I hope to get them up tonight after class, if not before.

Townhome Walkthrough Scheduled

We are scheduled for our walkthrough next Thursday the 22nd, and then we close the next Thursday after that. I can’t believe we are this close to being homeowners!

Townhome Update: 3 Weeks Left

Street viewSince I went to Chicago last weekend for the world’s greatest online publishing conference, we didn’t get a chance to go up and look at the house. Add that to the stepped up timeline, and a whole heck of a lot has happened since our last update. Just take a look at that street view now.

There was a lot to be impressed with and a lot to shake our heads at and wonder what kind of stuff would go on if we didn’t check up on things. The photos will be evident enough, but there’s more than what I am putting up because I didn’t want this to all be about what is wrong, but to also celebrate how stinking cool this is! We’ve only been married for 18 months and we’re getting a brand-spanking new house! Yeah, the Dude is pumped. Don’t bring the Monk down. I’ll be working for the Man for a while now… when will these silly sayings end?
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