Friday, May 28, 2010


I was supposed to settle on Tuesday. It looks like that won't happen.

The short of it is that the seller didn't actually purchase the property; he purchased a contract for deed (which just isn't done anymore). A contract for deed is, well confusing. Basically, whoever he purchased that from still holds the title to the property until the installments are paid (unlike a traditional mortgage where I would get the title but my mortgage company will hold a lien, if that makes any sense). FHA needs him to prove that he has equity in the property and the right to sell it, if he doesn't have the title, he may not have the right. They need two attorneys to weigh in on this. One opinion is in ("it's all good") and we're hoping the second opinion gets to FHA today. The problem is compounded because it's a holiday weekend. Lawyer #2 may not get to it today and, if he does, FHA may not review it today. Meaning we won't get the go ahead in time for Tuesday.

It's completely out of my hands. There is nothing that I did and nothing I can do. I'll have no choice but to live with my parents until this is worked out.

The vast majority of my stuff is already at the house. We've filed a contract addendum to push back settlement until Thursday (because, if we don't and Tuesday gets here and we don't settle, the contract is void and I'm back to square one with no tax credit). I have to find something to do with my second car, because I don't want to have to shuttle it all the way to MD. I've got the additional day off of work that I needed. I need to cancel set up with Comcast on Wednesday, and I have no idea when I'll be able to get them back out to set me up.

Frustrated is not an adequate word for what I'm feeling.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


A scene from The Incredibles keeps playing over and over in my mind:

Helen: "We are now officially moved in!"
Bob: "That's great, honey. And the last three years don't count because?"
Helen: "Because I just unpacked the last box. Now, it's official. Ha ha ha!
Why do we have so much junk?"

Seriously, you never know how much crap you really have until you have to pack it up and move it.

I got my books done. Most of them will probably end up donated to a library, since I have my Kindle and don't read dead trees anymore. But, it's just as easy to box the lot and go through them later. I am on a time table after all. I also have more DVDs than I thought. I need to get another disk organizer (or two). I finished the bathroom too.

I still have the trinkets in the living and dining rooms, all my stuff in the kitchen, all my craft stuff, all my desk stuff, and other things. Lots and lots of things. Oh, and hats and coats. We might be making several trips back and forth from the condo! Some things will probably have to be packed on Saturday too.

I suddenly feel very unprepared!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Two Weeks and Counting


But, I only have one week to pack because I move my stuff in this weekend. I've got all my clothes boxed up (except winter coats). I have too many clothes. I'm going to finish the books today, and pack up the bathroom (what I don't need for the next two weeks, that is). Then, I'll pack up the DVDs, which shouldn't be too bad. Depending on what time does to me today, I'll get started on the myriad of craft things.

I want to have all the things packed by tomorrow, or just a few things left over on Thursday, so all I have to do is take apart the IKEA furniture on Thursday (and there will be time to do some of that on Saturday, I think, too). I'm heading home with my dad Friday night so we can start as early as possible from there on Saturday.

Miss Luna is safely out of the way at my parents' house. I miss her. I know it's temporary while I pack and move, but I miss having her around. I think she'll be very happy in a house with no other animals. I found two bites on her when I took her home this weekend. I can't be angry, because none of us can control what cats do and there's no telling that she didn't bite any of the other cats, but it still upsets me. At least they didn't abscess. I'll be glad to give her the run of the place.

I finally got my grandmother's car titled in my name and registered in Virginia. It's now my car! Her name is Alice (the light pinkish lavender color makes me think of Wonderland). Now, if only LDS would get a move on buying Hedwig from me, if she is even still interested in doing so. Robin said we shouldn't have a problem selling it locally if it comes to that. At the very least, I might just need to buy a couple tires to get it sell-worthy. Well, we'll see where LDS is about that some time today.

I think that's everything. Holy smokes! I settle in two weeks!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Next Step is Waiting

I spoke with my Realtor yesterday. She says everything is moving along just as it should be. All we really have to do is wait for my "move stuff in" day on the 22nd and settlement on the 1st. I've got my truck reserved, Comcast scheduled to come out on the 2nd and hook me up, and the power ready to be switched over to my name.

The plan is that my Etsy store will be in vacation mode at the end of the week. I'll take my computers and Miss Luna home to my folks this weekend, then it's pack pack pack and more pack! I'm renting the truck from near my folks' place so we can swing by my grandmother's and pick up all the stuff she has for me. Sound like a plan? That's the plan!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010