Today was the day we have been working towards for the last couple of months–the lender called to tell us we will be closing on our house on Thursday! Even though we already knew the loan was approved, because they had still been calling or emailing us several times a day needing this or that additional piece of paper, we were still not convinced it would actually happen!
When the phone call came, I was busy writing down the name and address of the closing attorney, so we’d know where to go and when to be there. I hung up and told Fabgrandpa the news, and he started grinning from ear to ear. While he has owned mobile homes, and two travel trailers, he has never owned a house before. He said he was “stunned” that it is really going to happen!
After we close, we are going to put in an RV hook up first, so that we can live in the RV in the back yard while we take our time buying furniture. We have to go to work in Arizona again in April, so we have pretty much decided not to buy much before we go. It will be less to worry about while we are gone, and give us something to do next winter. (I’d like to just rest a bit. This house buying stuff is hard work!)
So, Thursday night we are going out to dinner and a movie with our daughter, Emily, to celebrate our new status of “homeowner”.