Well, we’re still moving forward, that’s good news, no hiccups again yet.
However, I just thought I would share. The mortgage people are being ridiculous. They are all like “We’ve been working around the clock to finish your loan and we had to swim through shark infested waters with sirloin tips tied to our ankles to get the paperwork to the underwriter, but we did it! You’re welcome.”
First off, this entire mess is entirely your fault. So if you have to work around the clock to fix it, not my problem. Secondly, none of you work for the first hour or two of the day, or the last hour or two of the day, I have the emails to prove it. Thirdly, you are not a martyr. It’s your job to get this loan done and if you want to get paid you’ll do it. You are the lucky one that we decided to keep on with you because we had practically no other choice. You had TWO months to get the loan together and we responded to all your emails and paper inquiries immediately. That’s twice the normal time to close, you’re slow.
There, now that I got that out of my system, some good news.
Somehow we came up with more money than we needed, at least enough extra to move in without being TOTALLY broke. So we are still going to be able to get our fruit trees, our garden tools and a lawn mower. We have also been able to start replacing minor things in the house. I have a pan set my Dad gave me in college and we finally threw out the frying pans. They had gotten to the point where we couldn’t wash them without having to bend them back into shape and they liked to burn everything because they had gotten so thin. I found a really great deal on porcelain enamel Paula Deen cookware, so I replaced the frying pans. Next we’ll replace the sauce pans, but not until after we close on the house. We’re just finding little things here and there that need to be updated. We don’t have money for big updates like furniture and things, so we’re making things a bit more comfortable in smaller ways. I also got my first cast iron skillet (also on sale!). I can’t wait to start using it at the new place! Nothing like some new cookware to brighten up the world!
We also packed the majority of our books this weekend. We donated probably 50+ books to the local library. Justin and I have a terrible habit with buying books. My interests have shifted from novels to how-to and textbooks on permaculture and self sufficiency, but now the books are just more expensive. Oh well, nothing wrong with gaining some knowledge I guess.
Nothing else major going on. Our buyers agent is really reaming on the mortgage company to close Tuesday, although Wednesday will be the absolute latest we can due to our offer terms. Here’s hoping this all happens. I won’t ask for smoothly, I know better, we just want it to happen.
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