December 24, 2008

It's OVER!!!


It's Over! I'm a homeowner. I will post a detailed accounting of this mess, but I can't do it. I'm too tired right now.

December 17, 2008

Nearing the End and Karma visits me again

First, a knitting update:
I still need to do the seams on the Lordana Boucle Car Coat for my mom.
I have started on sock 2 of the Herringbone Rib Socks for Daddy.
I'm wishing I had access to my knitting things, but I've already packed all of it.

I am finally getting close to the end of this house-buying saga.

The Final purchase price of the house is $118K and hopefully the closing will take place on Friday or Saturday. I don't care which...because that will leave me with just days to paint before moving in. This is a major league hassle! If you are going to buy a foreclosure, please be prepared for the waiting involved.

So here's my timeline (assuming a Friday Closing):

  1. Get keys to house
  2. Call locksmith to change the locks on the house (Nevermind. Just did that. It will costs me $11 a for ~$35 I can have three locks rekeyed)
  3. Buy Paint and Paint Accessories
  4. Begin Painting (if I can start before nightfall)
  1. Paint.
  2. Paint
  3. Pain
  4. Paint (I know I'll be in pain by the time this is over)

While the new house is drying, I can go back to the apartment and finish packing. Hopefully I'll have the movers in to move me on Tuesday.

While writing the above, I took a moment to check my email to see what the status of my closing was...ARGHHH!!! The title company is moving my closing AGAIN!!! Let's see, in the past 30 minutes I had accomplished the following:
  1. Rented a U-Haul truck online.
  2. Arranged to have movers at my house on the 23rd.
  3. Arranged for Brighthouse Cable to install my cable on the 23rd.
This is getting ridiculous. First the title company holds my paperwork for three weeks. Then they attempt to strong-arm me into closing fast by saying that I should have had the paperwork into the lender (even though they had not sent over the executed contract until December 5th). Now, the Lender has to have the contract for 48 hours before the closing can be scheduled??

I have to be back to work on January 5th. I need time to paint, move, unpack, and generally make my home liveable. I still have to get a garage door installed, get the water pipe into the house caulked, and get the air conditioning cleaned and updated. I have things to do that I can't even remember what I need to do.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am about 2 seconds from cursing everyone out when we get to the closing table.

So, now that I know that I won't close until after Christmas, what am I going to do? Why, I'm going to:
  1. Finish packing
  2. Arrange for an iron-clad closing date
  3. Go ahead and buy my paint and have it ready to move.

On a more positive note, I am glad to say that Karma, that lovely lady, strikes again. I spoke to a close friend the other day who let me know that my ex-fiancee is divorced.


The words, "I told you so" have never been so sweet. They weren't even married an entire year before he divorced her and I tried to tell her silly behind that he would leave her. She decided to cuss me out, post nasty things on MySpace (and I don't even hang out there), and generally blacken my name around town, which was a wasted effort. Meanwhile, Karma got him by deploying his behind to Iraq (although he apparently didn't make it out of Kansas). Failure: it's what he does best. (sigh)

Karma is sweet.

For those of you who think I'm just wishing ill on myself, please rest assured that getting him out of my life was the best thing I ever did for myself. It was one of those situations where God doesn't want you to have something that isn't good for you, but you (brilliant human that you are) know better. So finally, like any loving Father, God says, "Well, if she thinks she knows so much, I'm going to let her have it and then she'll know what I mean. I'll be here when she comes back."

I tell you now, if you keep wishing for something that doesn't come to pass, let it be. If it is meant for you, if someone is meant for you, you will be with them eventually. But don't run after someone who doesn't run after you. Once I dumped Mike (first time in 15 months I've said or written his name), my life improved dramatically. I lost weight, moved away, increased my income by 50%, and now I'm buying a house (eventually! ARGHH I'm getting angry again thinking about this delay); believe me, if I didn't feel so sorry for him, I might thank, I wouldn't. Never mind.