I've been getting quite a few comments, emails, and texts inquiring about the house, and how things are progressing. You may have noticed (and been cursing me, silently to yourselves) that I have promptly ignored all of these inquiries.
Our closing is set for November 22nd. After several headaches with the mortgage committment, we do have one, and it was contingent on 19 things being completed. Yes, 19. We are down to 3. So things are looking good!
The reason I have not spoken about the house is because I don't want to assume everything is going to go over without a hitch. Don't get me wrong. I am NOT expecting something bad to happen. But I'm just being cautious. If it doesn't go through, I will be ok, but only because I have been guarding myself by not getting overly excited before it's officially ours.
(Please know that your inquiries always made me smile - to know that you all are rooting for this to go through, praying for it, even, is a great consolation to me! I cannot WAIT to celebrate with you all and share lots of pictures.)
We have radon in the basement, which we will be paying to filter. At first we asked the sellers to cover this expense, but then found out AFTER that our FHA loan required a few repairs. The sellers are going to take care of those repairs, so we felt it fair to pay for the radon system. I am trying to have the installation done on the Monday of closing, so that we don't have to spend even one night in the house with radon above the appropriate level. I know many may say it's not a huge deal, especially since it's in the basement only, but with my DH being a former smoker, I just feel better knowing NO lung cancer-causing agents are present in our home. Period.
The FHA repairs are an upgrade of the electrical system (from 110 to 220 amps) and a replacement of a handrail on the front porch.
I am getting very antsy. Haven't even started packing yet!! But now that it's 1.5 weeks away, I think this may actually happen for us :)
So that's the news on the house.