Thursday, October 22, 2009

First, When There's Nothing but a Slow Glowing Dream

Here are some photos I took last year at the Halloween barn, on Scott Blvd.

Okay...I finally got news on the FHA appraisal and inspection. The lender was great and emailed me a copy of the report and called me right away to tell me over the phone. The house appraised at about $4,000 more than I'm paying for it and it passed the inspection with flying colors. Yea! I talked to the lender about what I should be fretting over next (you know there's got to be something). He said right now, the underwriter is going to look at it. They could see something we didn't catch, but the chances are pretty slim. He said for the most part, the only thing that could trip us up now is if the seller has any serious liens against the house. About a month ago, I Googled the address and saw that the city council just dropped a lien against the house in August. Hopefully, that's the only one. Anyway, according to my lender, I should feel free to get excited and there is really only a 1 % chance that I won't get my house. So, here's me getting excited: YEEEEEEE HAAAAAAW!...And here's me calming down a little, because there is still a 1% chance that something will fall through. He said I might know for sure, for sure by Monday.

The lender guy did say to me that he wished all his clients were as well-prepared and diligent as I was, and that really cracked me up.

Here is a shot of most of the front of the barn.

So, yeah. It's the weekend coming up here. I'm not sure what I'm doing on Friday. There's a big RAWK! show at Kandyland. The bar is closing and this is their last live gig. I probably should go to that, because a lot of my friends will be performing and I haven't gone out to support them in forever. The only thing is that Coadster has All State auditions on Saturday. I have to have her at the high school at 6 am. I just don't know if I can fit it all in, and my girls always come first.

I should be very ready to go out and celebrate and have a beer on Saturday night. It's one of the first weekends in forever when I don't have friends coming in from out of town. I'm hoping for a nice mellow evening at the bar with a few close friends, but who knows how things will actually go down...Oh, and I'll spend my days cleaning and packing and organizing and running as much as possible too.

What about you all? Will you be celebrating some aweome news, or will you be rising at an ungodly hour to make sure your kids get where they need to be?


Ananda girl said...

That is so awesome!!!! I am thrilled for you and the girls. I will celebrate this, Churlita. I love it when people I like have happy events. Cool beans.

Remiman said...

Congrats on your 99%chance of joining the ranks of home-owners.

Working weekend for me.

AlienCG said...

You'll get the house, I have no doubt in my head. I will hold off on the congrats until it's firm.

I am going to a meet-up on Saturday for the start of NaNoWriMo (which begins November 1). I am looking forward to meeting new people with the common interest of writing. That's about it for my plans.

Susan said...

I think I'm going to stay in bed all weekend. I'm just so tired.

I'm happy for you!!

Tara said...

I'm hoping that the stubborn little 1% goes away and that you can be 100% excited and ready for the big move-in!!

I don't have many plans for this weekend, but I might buy my Halloween pumpkin.

NoRegrets said...

I will continue hoping it all works out. Speaking from experience, you can't be guaranteed of anything until you have the keys in your hand.

That being said, have a great time this weekend! I'm still figuring it all out.

Johnny Yen said...

You should be able to go to the county building and check for liens. It's one of the things I had to do when I was a law clerk a million years ago.

Have a great time! I may actually get out this weekend. There was a documentary called "You Weren't There" released a couple of years ago, about the old punk scene in Chicago in the late seventies and early to mid eighties. I missed the debut a couple of years ago, but it's being released on DVD this week. There's a party at the Empty Bottle, a cool punkish place. Kim's out of town, my so is with my ex and my daughter's at a sleepover on Saturday. If I have enough energy after getting off work on Saturday night, I'm going to go.

Johnny Yen said...

That should have read "my son is with..."

booda baby said...

I see we're still restraining ourselves in the face of that 1% chance of something or other. Fine. I'll wait it out until you REALLY unleash.

(Oh and now I see I'm not the only one.)

sissy said...

Abs and I are on our own because Tom and Sam are off to a reencatment in St. Louis Mo. It is fun hanging out with one child. She is more fun one on one.I am going to the Southeast Ia Syphony on Sat night with Janan!

Mnmom said...

Wish I could bring you all my empty boxes! Congratulations!!!!

this new place said...

So excited for you! The house buying thing is so great, it feels like a real accomplishment top move in and know the walls are yours! love the barn pics.

Lynnster said...

Churlita, I am so thrilled for you about this house thing and will be keeping my fingers crossed that it all works out. You go, girl!

BTW I'm still around, I'm just fighting with my domain holder - you can still find me at the default WordPress URL ( ). Just yet another bump in the road of all the continuous ongoing struggles, but hopefully I'll be able to resolve all that soon.