Today, I am officially scraping the weekly updates for the 30 day COUNT DOWN! I am still in awe of the fact that we will be homeowners in 29 short days. Excuse me, let me rephrase a little, we will be homeowners of a made just for us, picked by us, meant for us home. Can you guys tell I’m excited?
So let’s get the countdown started.
I am a little sadden because the drive by’s are not as exciting as they use to be now that the house is under lock and key. Due to our work schedules, we are not able to get up to the house until the late evenings when everyone's already left for the day. Recently, I found myself driving as if I’m participating in the Indy 500 trying to rush over to the site before they lock up. Even still sometimes that’s a bust because the agent is not always on duty in our development. =(
Honestly, I really would rather not ask the agent to let us in because she will not let us into our house until all the people leave the model home, and then she stands and waits while we are looking around. One thing that really boils my peanuts is when you have someone who does not know how to give you space. I can’t stand it when someone follows you around while you look. It is soooo annoying! It also makes me feel like I have to rush because clearly the impatience they are trying to hide is very apparent. I want to be able to look around my soon to be home without someone looking at me with the wrap it up face. LOL
Well griping aside...
I spoke with our PM Doug today and he said we have an extremely busy week.
Today: Cabinets are done and the painters are in there (as of this post) finishing up.
And for the rest of the week we have:
The last 3 are supposed to only take 1 day to finish.
Hearing all of this being done this week it sounded as if the house was ready for us to move in next week. So I asked if they are pretty much done with all the trades this week, what do they need the remaining 24 days for? LOL
His response, well we have to go through and make sure it’s all perfect before we put the bow on it for you. Love it!
We also talked about my access to the house and how we are not able to get in by the time we get off from work. He said he's fine with leaving one of the windows open for us as long as we make sure to lock it back up before we leave. I can only imagine one of the neighbors or a passerby calling the cops on us to report a B&E. I’m not sure if the cops will believe we are the soon to be owners without having us take a ride down to the station. Although the thought is really horrifying, it does not deter me from doing what I need to do (by way of tossing one of the kids through the window to open the door) to see my house. LMBO!!!!
Loan updates: I received our final, final approval! According to my rep with NVR the underwriters are done with my file and sent the final approval. I just need to submit the next 2 paystubs and provide employment verification right before closing. YAY!!!
She also shared even more fabulous news than the final approval. She said she is pretty sure that our final amount to bring to closing will be a WHOPPING $1131.76. What !!! (in my Despicable Me minion voice) I knew she had overestimated the figures but I didn’t think it would be that low. This is such great news because I certainly had a MUCH larger figure in my head.
Well that is all the update I have for today. I’ll only post pics if I see something really different than the last ones I’ve posted. I will also try to make sure my #28 is not a report of my conversation with Mecklenburg’s finest.