Finally! We closed on the house last Wednesday! We couldn’t wait for this day to be over and get this headache behind us. Oh wait, you actually think it went off without a hitch? Surely you haven’t read the whole blog yet. After we closed on Wednesday we had to leave town for one of my glass bead shows for 4 days. While at the show Barry got an email on Friday or Saturday letting us know the closing was null. It’s probably a good thing I was in public around tons of customers otherwise I probably would have went off on a cursing tangent. The seller had to throw one more wrench into the plans just for fun I think. They never signed any of the HUD paperwork so we still didn’t have a house. Good god! You’d think after selling off lots of foreclosures a bank would know by now how it works. Even their attorney should have known how to handle this, but of course a thumb tack has more smarts than this crew it appears.
We have to be out of our current house July 1st. When the original closing was scheduled we had over a month to get the new place somewhat livable. I envisioned this latest speed bump taking at least another week to be fixed giving us only two weeks to de-funkify the place. Luckily it was just a matter of some papers being signed and it actually got done today. Can I stop holding my breath now? I hope so! As soon as I post this we are leaving to go over to the house to start the clean-up. I hope we can get a lot done in the next 2-3 weeks. Any volunteers?
Now that we can start working on the house, hopefully the blog posts will get a little more exciting and have more substance. I’m sure you’ve grown tired of reading about incompetent people by now.