We closed on the house yesterday! It is ours! After two years of house-hunting, putting offers on three houses, and waiting six months to hear back, we have finally closed on our dream home. It's been an emotional few days; we can hardly believe that we are moving past this liminal stage in our lives and settling down a little.
Closing was interesting. It went well for the most part, except that I think I have developed carpal tunnel syndrome. Not only did I have to sign my rather long name (23 letters), I also had to sign as "attorney in fact" for our co-signer. So it looked like this
(Their long-ass name here) by and through his attorney in fact (my long-ass name here).
On every single document, in addition to my own name. Like 200 times. And, because we missed a page, and I signed my own name incorrectly, we had to go back to the attorney's office twice. Also, bringing a teething baby to a closing was an awful idea. Next time - get a babysitter.
But, that all seemed so trivial when David and I opened the door and walked inside our first home. Without a real estate agent. Just the three of us, coming home. It seemed so peaceful and quiet. David said, it makes me feel like we need a herd of animals and a brood of children running around barefoot. I agreed.
We took our first load of boxes over, and began picking out paint colors. The U-Haul has been reserved, and we will be making the big move on Friday.
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