Monday, September 14, 2015

The End of Week 11 and the Beginning of Week 12

Where we started!

Last week was one of the longest weeks ever! With no major changes being made to the house and with nothing new to see the week just dragged on and on and on! I didn't like it!

The plan for this week is BLUE TAPE! My PM is going to be going through the house and marking all of the things that need fixed.

Then next Monday is our quality inspection (from a third party - I believe) and they will mark everything they find with blue tape.

Our Pre-settlement walk-through is scheduled for Wednesday, September 23 at 9:30 a.m! I am so excited!

We are still holding out hope that we will get to close on the first of October and have been making plans using that date for closing. Of course, we have not planned anything that we cannot change!

I am packing up the house bit by bit and working on purging things. I am trying to clean out my frig, the freezer, and my pantry.

I have listed a ton of stuff on E-Bay (mostly homeschooling books). And now I'm trying to decide if I want to pack up the stuff I'm wanting to get rid of and move it to the new house in hopes of having a yard sale (in the near future) or if I just want to take it to the local thrift store and drop it off.

And I have faxed and re-faxed a ton of stuff over to the mortgage company not only for their records but also for USDA! And I am really hoping that since USDA is asking for stuff that means that someone is looking over our loan and maybe just maybe we will have an answer before Friday!

I have a feeling that this week may feel even longer than last week! And I also have a feeling that the next week will feel even longer than this week! I am hopeful thought that once we have our close date and are able to make some final plans and start an accurate countdown that things may appear to speed up! OH wouldn't that be nice!

I know this post was kind of all over the place but I'm going to go ahead and leave it because I feel like it pretty accurately reflects our lives right now! 

Where we are now!
9 days until our walk-through (that is a for sure date)!
17 days until we close (we hope)!


  1. That house is beautiful, I cannot imagine imagine how proud you must be!
    So, do you homeschool your children? I know you said in this post you were listing some homeschooling books on E-bay so I was just wondering if you still homeschool?

    1. I am so very proud of my husband for all that he has done to make this home a reality. Being able to build a brand new house on one income is almost impossible (especially where we live) and so he has taken on a second job for the last 9 months and will continue to work 2 jobs for at least another 6 months after we close.
      Yes, we do homeschool our children (well except for our oldest who will be starting college in the spring). But we still have two more that we are homeschooling and we have homeschooled them since birth.

  2. God is in control. Blessings to you and your family in your new home.