Thursday, May 29, 2008

c'est la vie

So, a million minutes of phonecalls later (no, really, whoever thought that I would start hitting into my >2,000 rollover minutes), we're not closing tomorrow. This is half surprise, and half non surprise, making it turn into just a tad bit of frustration. My current understanding is that we're golden based on a letter between our mortgage company and the underwriter for the bank and that if we do not close Tuesday then it will be Wednesday. I guess the words "Okay, then that makes it impossible to do, see ya." are slightly stronger than my initial intentions.

So, we're set back only three days, which I guess can be a gift in more packing time, but is somewhat of a PITA as well. Moving will be slightly more interesting, and we won't have Greg and Kira to the new home yet, but I guess that's just life.

Monday, May 26, 2008

The stress of it all:

I'm beyond stressed out over this whole situation. We're four days away from our closing, and they keep telling us we're good, and then changing their minds and wanting things that are physically impossible to get. It just seems like there's a LOT of shadiness going on. I'm beyond furious with both Patrice, Sandy and Ellen at this point. This is ridiculous, and it's really putting a strain on our relationship right now as well. We're in the process of still packing, but there's so much that needs to be done still, and unfortunately there's several things at the new house that are going to cost us money as well: french doors, flooring, lighting, fans, a dryer, new bathtubs and/or fixtures, a new bathroom sink/cabinets. There's just so much. I'm so tired, and so overwhelmed by everything. It's becoming too much. What I'd really like to do is get this picnic table that's been sitting outside of Lowe's, because we can't really get the 6 piece dining set we'd like to have from Kmart, but would like to have a place for family to sit and eat when we have dinner, especially because I'd really like to have a house warming party. Bleh.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


So closing is officially set up for Friday, May 30th at 3pm. So exciting! :) On top of all that, Douglas graduates a week from today, and his party is the 31st. So Uncle Mark and Greg and Kira are coming up for the party and are going to help us move, which I'm really excited about because it's been a few months since we've seen each other, and we've been trying to get them up here since New Years. I'm happy though, and on top of that, we'll get to see them again next month when we're down in Ft. Lauderdale on our mini vacation. :) Yay!

Friday, May 16, 2008

House stuffs:

Well, we finally heard back from the mortgage company today, and what they pretty much said was that the lenders basically said we could get the loan, on the condition that we turn in a few papers they needed to verify other things. So we got all that together, and David dropped off the things he had, and I faxed the things that I could find. Needless to say within about 2 hours (which is amazing considering I did most of it, and was at work in Orlando) we got everything turned in and good to go. So now we're waiting again. On a good or bad note, depending how you look at it, the closing however will not be on the 27th but more likely the 30th. Which, on one hand, is longer that we have to wait, but on the other hand, it means that I can work Tuesday and still get holiday pay for Monday, and it means we have the weekend to get everything in order, and hopefully fix the few things that need to be fixed so that we can move in. :) I'm hoping to still start moving at least the bedroom and kitchen stuff in a.s.a.p., however the living room will have to wait until we get the floor changed out, which hopefully that and the french doors can be done that weekend, if we have help.

Also, I am super grateful to David's parents for their help, with not only this house that we've lived in for the past 2 years but for loaning us help with the closing, and offering to help cover grad school. I can't explain how thankful I am.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


We should be hearing back from the finance agent today as to whether this house is a go or not.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Cleo is fine

Erin took her to see the local vet today and they checked her up and said she was just not fully healed from her modification surgery yet and that she stressed a lot during her recent grooming. Some vitamans and away she goes!
I'm getting ready to take Cleo to the vet, because we came home yesterday afternoon to find she had blood in her stool. Also, we dealt with the mortgage drama today, and I should hear back from her later today to see if we need anything else, and whatnot.

Friday, May 9, 2008


Cleo had her first grooming today, and she's pretty much been throwing up ever since. I'm very concerned. My poor baby looks so pitiful. I just want to make her feel better.

Monday morning we have an appointment with the mortgage company. Keep your fingers crossed. We've been experience a lot of problems along this journey, however, David and I are trying to keep a positive mind, and are looking forward to moving into our new home in 2 and a half weeks.

Saturday, May 3, 2008


So we passed inspection, and now it's just a matter of finance stuff which we hope to deal with come Monday, as well as insurance. So we hope to have the house be ours in two weeks or so, since the closing is supposed to be by the 27th.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Home Inspection:

So we finally got the home inspection set up for Saturday at 10:30am which is kind of exciting. I'm having a few mixed feelings because of the current owners, but we'll see where it takes us. If the inspection passes, than I'll change my attitude for the better, and if it fails, then we'll continue our search and find one that is newer and better. :) Also, next week I'm planning to meet with the Graduate school at UCF to see about entry into the Graduate program for fall. I also need to sign up and begin studying for the GRE.