Sorry I didn’t get you a cheese post this week, I will get it to you soon.
Anyway, we got some good news this week. Our appraisal came through for the property. We are paying $96,300 for the place and it appraised at $97,000! That’s perfect for both parties involved! We are getting the house for less than it’s worth, which is preferable to the mortgage company and the sellers didn’t get ripped off and they didn’t have to lower their price which would have cost us the deal. So we have passed one of that last major hurdles in getting this house. The only thing left to do is go to the closing and move in. We have had absolutely no issues with the mortgage, so we should be pretty good to go at this point.
We also reserved a U-Haul for ourselves and we’re trying to find extra storage totes and things to move with. I don’t really want to go out and buy boxes. They are way to expensive to only use once and compost or use in the garden. I’m thinking, when we stop at Dad’s house to get the U-Haul, I will empty out a few of the totes I have in the basement with my junk in them and we’ll take those to move in. I think we’ve pretty much planned everything to the tiniest detail….not much else to do besides wait.
Also, good news! This 6x8ft greenhouse was my birthday present from Dad! It’s funny that Justin and I were talking about saving up for one on our way to dinner last night. When we got there, Dad pulled in with this kit in the back of his truck. Now I don’t have to take over the house with plants anymore! Dad has been spoiling us! In the past few years he’s gotten us a chest freezer, a food saver and now a greenhouse? We’re pretty excited. I can’t wait to get it all set up and use it this summer! I’ll probably grow a bunch of plants in there we don’t need of course. I might even dig a small bed on one side to grow things in, especially to extend our season in the fall.
Also wanted to share that I made another wheel of cheese, the one on the top. I put red pepper flakes in it (we’ll see how that goes), but Justin and I really enjoy pepperjack cheese, so I figured it couldn’t hurt to try. They are developing a rind right now and then I’ll vacuum pack them to age. I’ll call in the verdict in a month when we open one up for the first time and try it! Only time will tell.
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