10 hours ago
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Well, we finally signed all the paperwork yesterday and instantly went from having the most money we've ever had to the least with a few signatures. We are now happily in debt for the foreseeable future and I've already had my home repair skills tested. During the walk through yesterday, the sellers were running all around because when they removed the washing machine on Tuesday and closed the water valves, one of them started to leak in the middle of the night. Since they finished almost the entire basement with hardwood, that was a bit of a problem. Luckily the leak wasn't too bad and there is a Lowes about a mile away. We put a bag on it so we could go sign the paperwork and then I picked up a cap, teflon tape and a wrench on the way home. It's a goo thing for them we are low key and didn't flip out just before we were signing.
We're having the floors refinished starting today, but we did spend the night there last night on our inflatable mattress and with the Wee One in a Pack and Play. She had fun running around the empty rooms and testing the echo, but she kept going to to the door to point and say "home?", hoping we would head back to our place. We kept telling her this was "new home", but the concept didn't quite work for her. The new environment, coupled with the Spartan furnishings and strange people stopping by to talk, left her confused. But, as we were driving away this morning she looked at the window and said "Bye new home."
Now we just have endure owning a house we can't go into for the next four days.