Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
On a plus note, we did a final walk through. The staircase railing was fixed and the hose bibb will be fixed on Friday. The homeowners kept all the paper work (including the original folder of documents detailing all subs who worked on the house). They showed us how to work things, including the sprinklers, oven (it took the house inspector a bit to figure out how to pop out the buttons), where the water shutoff is, and to change the filter in the fridge, etc. They are leaving us a rug (it covers up a faded spot on the hardwood anyway) and a warranty/service contract for the furnace and heat pump. Since they are not moving into a new house right away (it's being built), they cannot take it with them nor get their money back. Bonus for us! They'll come in the Fall and set things up for us, change the filter (a special one for high dust filtration -- changed 1x year), and check out of the system.
Still feeling a bit reserved and trying to not get too excited yet. I think it will finally seem real once we get the keys. Then I can relax a bit....
Monday, July 21, 2008
We have our final walk through on Wednesday, where the sellers are going to go through all the details of the house, like how to work the sprinklers, the heating/cooling system, the gas shut off, ect. Our Realtor said they've even written out all the instructions for us, which is quite a help for us.
All that is left is for the papers to be signed, the check to be delivered to the Escrow company, and the movers to take our boxes to the new house....We'll take pics and post as soon as the dust settles!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
The movers are here in a week and a half. We're glad we decided to use them...especially in the likelihood of 100+ temperatures at the end of July.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
So now we just have to hurry up and wait. We did all the insurance related tasks, have taken care of gettnig utilities turned off, changed out, address changed, etc. Now we just have to wait. We sign papers two week from tomorrow/walk through and have the final closing the following Tuesday. The movers show up bright and early on Wednesday the 29th and we hope to have everything out and over to the new place in under 8 hours.
Here are a few more house pictures.....
The master bedroom
The entry way
Eat in Kitchen/Dining Area
Just a few more weeks and we'll be able to call it home.....
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
We are eager and ready to move into our new home. Although each person within earshot always says, "before you know it you will be in your new home," it seems like this last stretch is an obstacle course. Instead of the traditional obstacle course commands of JUMP, RUN, ROLL, we have to navigate a maze and SIGN HERE, MEET SOMEONE THERE, and TALK TO MR XY AND Z.
This being the case, I find myself wanting to come home and take a nap when we need to pack and wrap more stuff. Our little cat can pick up on the weird vibe. He is freaking out a little bit with the furniture moving out of one room to another room. The other effect is that Rachel and I are eating late and falling asleep in front of the Tube pretty early.
So who was on the agenda for this evening? It was the mover. We hired a local firm to help us move. The estimator worked quick; he was real efficient, professional and personable. He actually looked like the high school math teacher who doubled as the band instructor. He was this thin guy with a head of gray hair and black rimmed half-glasses.
So ladies and gents, just remember, when you move, it will be time to go through the obstacle course.