So, we had our closing on Monday at 8:30am. I woke up with butterflies in my stomach that did not go away ALL day! The closing was EXTREMELY easy, just signing a million pieces of paper but it was done within 30 minutes. I sat with my phone next to me all day waiting for the call that our keys could be picked up, and it finally came at 3:30! Gary had class until 8, so I packed my car full of blankets, pillows, wine, and bottled water and headed to get the keys and go to the house. I was sad that he didn't get to experience the first "walk through the door" with me but I was too anxious to wait!
turning the key for the first time :)
(Gary pointed out that the door paint needs to be touched up...just one of several things we've noticed since Monday!)
the finished product
Unfortunately, I made the mistake of trying to pull into the garage. (who would've thought I would want to use my own garage, right?) Well, my car sunk several inches into the gravel. Literally, it sunk. Absolutely going nowhere, and I couldn't see half of my front tires. So, I made the first of many "help me dad at my new home" phone calls! Luckily, right when he got there our new neighbors across the street, who close next week, also showed up and helped to push my car out. So I killed two birds with one stone, "help me dad" and "help me neighbor" :)
I must've pace the entire house about a dozen times before Gary got there...just marveling in the fact that it's ours! When he finally got there we ended up having a few friends over to play euchre on our makeshift kitchen table:
After they left, Gary and I decided to forego the air mattress because it was only a twin and we would've been uncomfortable. I had brought over quite a few blankets anticipating this, so we made a cushy little blanket bed to sleep on for our first night
And that is the story of our closing! In other news, I got a call from our sales rep today asking if he could show the house to someone..I readily said yes, as I was grateful that we got to see the Sienna before we signed papers. Then he told me they actually PAY you to let someone see your house! I don't know how much and didn't want to ask in front of the couple that he brought over, but that's awesome, since I would have done it for nothing!
Well this post is long enough, I'll save some of the other things for my next post!