The walkthrough went very, very well. The sellers left the kitchen island, the patio furniture, some of the window dressings, and a couple other things. So exciting to see our house completely empty and ready for us!
We received the HUD-1 Settlement Statement and our closing costs are going to be about $2500 less than what I thought they would be. Not complaining about that at all…Closing is still set for tomorrow morning at 9 am.
I also came across an interesting article about baby boy vs. baby girl development and found it very interesting. Parker has a cousin that is two weeks older than him, and she seems completely focused on verbalizing and language, whereas Parker is focused on getting around and moving, moving, moving. I really enjoyed the article:
I thought it was especially interesting that boys care much more about mechanical motion and crowds, and less about human motion and one-on-one interaction, which probably explains a lot about why girls typically learn to talk sooner than boys.
Take a glance at that article if you’re interested.
Anyways, this is probably my last post before we move in. Our internet is being hooked up Sunday, so hopefully I can blog a bit about it then. Thanks for your support through this entire process. We really could not be more excited. See you on the other side.
Today, we received final information on our closing costs and found out the closing location!
Tomorrow is the walkthrough at 9 am, just to make sure everything is in order. Then on Friday, we’ll head to the closing location for a 9 am close, and our weekend begins.
We’re getting some help moving this weekend, so that will be very nice, and then we’re going to go on the beginning of our shopping spree. I’ve contacted all the utility companies to have the utilities transferred to me, and also contacted Time Warner to get internet added to our package at the house (do I see some Modern Warfare online play in my future?)
Hard to believe we’re just 3 days away from closing on our house. Every day it seems to get a little more real.
Parker is starting to cut some more teeth now, and I’m glad, because he’s been acting kind of grumpy and weird the last couple days. He’s working on walking, has been taking a couple steps here and there, so I imagine he’s getting close, or at least a little closer.
So much to do, still having packing to do tonight and throwing away some of our old items. But a very, very exciting week for our family.
Here we are, 9 days from closing on our house.
The excitement swelling up is indescribable. I think I’m most excited for my son and my dog. Parker will never recall growing up in an apartment, and in fact, his only memories will be of the pictures we show him. I’m glad that he will get to grow up in a house, with a backyard, in a neighborhood.
And Cookie, well, I think she’ll just be beside herself with glee to have her own backyard. One of our first goals after moving in is to install the remainder of the fencing to close off the yard for her.
We have a lot of purchases to make on our house, and thanks to the $8000 homebuyer tax credit, we’ll be able to really make our house our own. But homeownership is finally within our reach, when just a couple months ago, we thought that would be unattainable.
It’ll be somewhat bittersweet (definitely more sweet) to move out of our apartment. If only because it’s where our family started. After we were married, it was the first place we lived together. It was in that apartment my wife told me she was pregnant. After Parker was born, it was the place where we brought him home. It’s the first place he ever sat up, crawled, stood on his own…A lot of memories will be left over from that apartment complex, and while I couldn’t be more excited to leave apartment-living once and for all, I’ll always remember it and the moments we shared there.
But this house will be ours. And we couldn’t be more excited to move there in just 9 days.
Everything is going swimmingly here, with our closing date less than three weeks away, we’ve been spending a lot of time packing and getting ready for the move, and so that means less time blogging for me.
I plan to come back and hit it hard after we move in and have some great topics lined up for summer.
Parker has his 9-month pediatrician appointment on Thursday and that will be his last one until he turns 1!
Needless to say, very exciting times in our family. I’ll be sure to post pictures of the house ASAP!
Also, the blog went over 10,000 hits recently and it’s unbelievable the amount of folks that have read this blog. Thank you all for your continued support.