4 years, 2 months.
I’ll be honest: I wasn’t looking forward to today, which was the final walk through of our new home, where Mommy and I went through the “punch list” with the builder and our real estate agent.
Turns out, the builder was really cool, and was very quick to place a piece of blue tape on blemish any of us saw. (We left you at school for this visit of our house.)
I was fearing we’d discover something major today. Something that would delay our closing date next week. Nada.
All of the blemishes we found can be easily mended by the builder and his men over the next 7 days, before we officially close on our house.
Which, by the way, think about this: We are scheduled to move in next weekend!
We found the head of a screw sticking out from our marble counter top. The ceiling porch light has a big crack in it. One of the fence posts is broken. The smoke alarm needs new batteries. Two of the bulbs in our kitchen light fixture need to be replaced. Some of the brown paint from our yard fence got on the wooden siding of our house.
We also noticed some final finishing touches today that weren’t complete last weekend when we visited. The front door is now painted and the inside appears to have a new coat of pain.
Today was also our first opportunity to truly survey our backyard. It’s bigger than Mommy and I realized. The fence being in place shows us we actually will own at least 3 or 4 wider of a plot then we knew about.
Oh, and here’s a funny story that happened in the midst of all this today…
Our next door neighboor’s house, which is being simultaneously built alongside ours, just got its front door and shutters painted.
The neighbors chose “periwinkle” for their accent color. Mommy arrived a few minutes before I did and warned me about it.
By the end of our walk through, about a 2 hour process, the builder had already received enough complaints from all our surrounding future neighbords about the color choice.
So now the color will have to be changed. All is well… our next door neighbors won’t be keeping purple doors and shutters that look they were designed by Twilight Sparkle from My Litte Ponies: Friendship is Magic.
As the building and buying process wraps up, here’s what lies ahead:
In a week, we’ll visit the house again, to make sure they fixed everything on our “punch list” today. From there, we’ll sign the final paperwork and officially close on the sale of our new house.
All Lord willing, of course.
Hopefully sometime soon, we’ll finally receive that reimbursement from the sale of our townhouse which occured a few months ago; which I’m aching to write about but I just don’t have closure with yet because I want to know how much money we made. It’s a form of closure for me.
And next weekend, Nana and Papa are coming up to help us make the big move!
We’ve still got a lot more hard work ahead of us…