On Friday morning, Aug. 23rd Brian and I left the girls with my mom and we came out to the house for our final walk-through. Surprisingly we had blinds on our house and I was very happy to see them. There had been a mistake in our order so we weren't supposed to get blinds for another 3 weeks. After our walk-through which took about an hour, Brian and I drove to Terrill to close. I don't even know why they use a closing office in Terrill, but whatever. It didn't take us as long to get there as we thought so we had time to venture out into the city.
We started our venture at a family owned TexMex restaurant. I told the host we needed a table for two and his replay was "smoking or non smoking?" Smoking? what? I haven't heard that in years! It caught me so off guard. I guess I need to get out more. We ate leisurely and still had about an hour and a half to kill, so we walked down to a family owned furniture store and played on their recliners. When we got bored with that, we decided to google a Home Depot location because we new we had to buy lots of things necessary to keep up a house.
Finally it was time to head to the closing office. All day I was worried that for some reason our money wouldn't fund. I think I've heard too many horror stories, and even though Brian assured me that we where in no danger of that happening, I was still on edge. We signed all sorts of papers, and obviously our money funded and I could sigh a sigh of relief.
We drove back to the house to get our keys and started the move immediately. All four of us spent the night in our new house that night and continued the move through Saturday. We actually still have a few yard toys that need to be brought over here, but for the most part, we are pretty settled...
That is, until last weekend when it rained and our "office, craft room" got flooded. There was a problem with the roof and now we are waiting for it to be fixed. Everything had to be boxed up again and thrown into the garage. Annoyed is really the word for what I feel about it. I understand and accept human error, however they are kind of dragging their feet on getting it fixed. We will see what comes of it.
Partial family photo. Brian was still at the other house loading up the truck. I loaded up my car and my moms car and we headed for the new house to get the girls settled.
Our first meal together in the new house
I will blog about the first day of school later when I get around to it.