Thursday, July 20, 2006

Life is good!

Hey guys!! Guess what - this is my very last post about MOVING! And then I'm MOVING ON!! So here's what has gone down over the past week.

We were supposed to close last Thursday (the 13th) but as I mentioned that didn't happen. Our genius lender didn't stay on top of the appraisal, and our idiot buyer didn't stay on top of her lender completing paperwork. No worries, said everyone, it will all be taken care of asap on Friday. Uh yeah, right. In the world of real estate there is no asap. The guy we bought our house from told us we could go ahead and move in on Friday, since it should all be wrapped up sometime that day. Our movers came at 8 am and promptly started their move one item-sit down on the truck for 15 minutes routine. One guy was really booking it, but the other two were in no hurry, of course. And it was HOT. Upper 90's, of course. Throughout the morning calls to our agents and title people really didn't provide a lot of info. Our lender got her act today and had all our paperwork ready by 10 am - but that really didn't matter since our buyer still didn't have her paperwork. She was using a lender in California - a family friend - who just wasn't sure when the paperwork would be ready. WTF???? SHE picked the closing date and time 6 weeks ago in June!! It was really insane. So Friday went by with no resolution and we basically ended up moving everything we own into a house we didn't own. Brent's parents were nice and came up to help us out, and his brother came by after work to take a load of our junk. We finished moving everything out of our house Saturday, but since we didn't have a clue what was going to happen we decided not to unpack anything. Pippin spent ALL weekend freaking out. I really should have gotten him some sedatives. I kept him in his crate while the movers were there, and he was really, really upset and throwing a fit in there. The first few times we left him at the new house (in his crate) he also got really upset. The whole weekend was incredibly stressful. Monday didn't really provide any additional resolution - and we gave our buyer a deadline of Tuesday to get her junk together or we were walking and relisting the house. We spoke with our lendor and got approved to buy this house without selling ours, but we really didn't want to do that. Finally late on Tuesday their lendor woke up and started working. They faxed their paperwork Tuesday night and finished it up Wednesday afternoon. We finally closed Wed afternoon at 5 - SIX days after the original time. That's just so rude - the lendor has no financial stake in this, so they just do whatever they want. Anyway, last night we went over and said goodbye to the house. It was really weird to walk out of there one last time - that was our first house and we lived there for nearly 7 years. On my way out I stopped in the flower gardens I've slaved over and picked some daisy seeds to plant here. All five dogs from the neighbor behind us ran up to their fence and started their nonstop yapping. It was sort of a fitting end.

We LOVE the new house. We have our work cut out for us but it's everything we wanted. We've tried out so many cool neighborhood restaurants and last night we FINALLY had our pizza party and walked down to the little pizzeria a block down from us. Our neighbors are so nice and we just feel so comfy here. Brent's already spent several hours in the yard and made some MAJOR improvements that lots of people have already noticed! He's taken pics, so I need to start doing some before and afters.

Our bed is still on the floor, we haven't put legs back on any of the tables and we still eat on paper plates but it's already starting to feel very cozy. In time it will all work itself out. I haven't run in ages but I plan to get back on track Saturday.

It's still SUPER hot here in East Nashville. Yesterday was 104 degrees!!! Today was somewhere between 99-101, depending on who you ask.

Well, it's time for me to get some sleep. Every night before bed we sit out on our porch swing for a few minutes. We totally belong on a postcard.

TGIF everyone!

Rae, no longer a suburbanite!!!!!!!!!

27 Comments:

At 9:13 PM, Blogger TriSaraTops said...

Yay!!! Hope you have fun settling in...:)

 
At 9:24 PM, Anonymous la agua fresca - happy! said...

:D

congrats with your new house!

 
At 10:39 PM, Blogger Running Jayhawk said...

woohoo!! Congrats on the new pad :) Hopefully Pippin gets used to the new place soon.

Looking forward to more pics!!

 
At 12:26 AM, Blogger Jack said...

Hey city-dweller, congratulations. But what a horror trip to get there!

So I guess I can uncross my fingers now, I was starting to get a cramp ;-)

I wish you and Brent much happiness in your new house, it sounds like you off to a good start!

 
At 8:42 AM, Blogger redlib said...

Congrats on making it though a buy/sell housing drama! No matter how much you are together, someone always fouls this important stuff up.
So glad you ended up in a house and neighborhood you like. Wishing you many great years in your house and garden!

 
At 11:44 AM, Anonymous Jay T said...

So glad to hear everything is done! It's sucks you had to deal with all that drama, but at least it all ended well.

Good luck with the new house! Congratulations!

 
At 12:30 PM, Anonymous angie's pink fuzzy said...

yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 1:05 PM, Blogger susie said...

Way to go Rachel. I'm so glad it all worked out. I know you will love your new digs:)

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger Lana said...

Swinging on your porch swing - I'm so jealous! Congrats on your new place!

 
At 2:19 PM, Blogger Michele said...

Glad you finally got closed and moved in.

Congrats on the new home!

 
At 3:14 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Congrats on the home! But ya know, I think Pippin is sad that his website hasn't been updated since May 10th . . . just a theory.

 
At 7:38 PM, Blogger Firefly's Running said...

Congrads! That's so awesome!

 
At 10:11 PM, Blogger Darrell said...

Congrats on sticking it out through the end. I hope Pippin, and you and Brent, can settle in quickly in the new place

 
At 5:20 AM, Blogger neese said...

congratulations on being moved in! everything else will fall into place and you'll be eating on regular plates in no time! :)

happy new home!

 
At 10:13 AM, Anonymous david said...

Buying a house is never easy. Glad everything has worked out. Now for the fun part, settling in...

 
At 7:10 PM, Blogger Scott said...

What an ordeal. Poor Pippin.

 
At 5:28 AM, Blogger E-Speed said...

phew. Glad you finally got everything in order. Can't wait to see the pics!

 
At 6:56 AM, Anonymous Shalini said...

Glad to hear the madness is all over! Congratulations!

 
At 9:31 AM, Blogger KT said...

Hooray for you! Congrats on the house and no more 'burbs!

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger Bex said...

Hearty congrats on the new house! I hope Pipping adjusts - but he's a trooper, so I'm sure he will.

 
At 12:01 PM, Blogger BuckeyeRunner said...

Glad that you are getting acquainted with your new neighborhood, and settling in. You sound so happy. Have fun!

 
At 2:08 PM, Blogger Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Well I'm glad it all finally worked out. Moving can be so stressful and one doesn't really need all those hassles. I've been through a few horror stories of my own.

Congrats!

 
At 2:48 AM, Blogger Just12Finish said...

Congrats official city-girl Rae! Look forward to some new pics!

 
At 6:17 AM, Blogger jkrunning--Just Keep Running said...

Congrats on the new place!! I just checked out the pictures and I can't wait to see all the improvements you make.

 
At 10:59 AM, Blogger PLANET3RRY said...

congratulations!

Yeah... who ordered the heat for tennessee?

 
At 7:49 PM, Anonymous Audrey said...

Life IS good! Congratulations!

 
At 6:10 AM, Blogger jeanne said...

Congratulations! What a saga! Remind me to never move again.

 

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