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June 20th, 2008


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04:30 pm
Condo buying update.
So we're closing next friday, and things are looking stable.
Which they weren't about 18 hours ago.

We're going through the olde paperwork shuffle with our lender, and things weren't quite nailed down yet because we needed a few old bank statements and other things. Fairly standard. We requested an extension for a few days from the sellers. Also fairly standard.
They were burned by a previous buyer who backed out at the last second due to financing issues, so they got skittish and put up a serious roadblock to extending anything.
Upshot of all this is that I spent today running around like (as our lawyer put it) 'a one-handed paper hanger' trying to get everything coordinated and in under the 5pm wire. Mission accomplished, I just have a few more gray hairs than I did this morning. Now I've had a beer and some good loud music and am back at peace with the world.

Not that there aren't a thousand other things that need to happen in the next week before closing, but this was a big one and a very hectic morning, and I'm glad to have it behind me.
Current Location: home
mood: calmcalm

(7 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:coraline
Date:June 21st, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
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yay closing and yay at peace with the world :)

*hugs*
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From:wanderyng1
Date:June 21st, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
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Thank Ralph (since I know you're of the godless crew). I was afraid when we chatted earlier that it might not go well. Glad to hear it all panned out.

As I was saying earlier, we have lots of boxes for you two :)
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From:primal_pastry
Date:June 21st, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)

hoooray, beer!

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*uncrosses her fingers until next week*
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From:miss_chance
Date:June 21st, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
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I wonder if your lawyer is from the same generation and perhaps same region of the country as my old paint teacher. Bob used to say things like "busier than a one-armed, one-legged, bill-poster in a wind storm"

Congrats on the condo!
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From:coraline
Date:June 21st, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
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i think of "busy as a one-armed paperhanger" as a very old-new-england sort of phrase (my grandfather apparently used to say it).
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From:swaan
Date:June 21st, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
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Whew! I have three friends/couples in the midst of home-buying madness, and all I can say is, it's madness, but then the dust settles, and it's yours. And that is good.
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From:drwex
Date:June 23rd, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
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Sadly, this is all too common (in my experience/observation) with this kind of major financial transaction. Glad it came out OK in the end.
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