Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Well, the house is ours . . .
. . . now for the fun of getting it ready to move into!
We signed our lives away several times over at the closing this morning, and handed over a big chunk of our savings as a deposit, then walked away with the keys. There's a lot of hard work ahead. We meet with a contractor tomorrow morning to discuss a few modifications we want to make; some may be done right away, some may have to wait until we have more savings. (Not all contractors take credit cards.) We're in the process of measuring for and selecting laminate flooring, which will have to be laid before we move in at the end of the month. We've identified all the shades of paint in the house, and will repaint the master bathroom and one wall in the kitchen, again before moving in. Tomorrow we'll also be buying replacement locks and deadbolts, plus another remote door opener for the garage, and re-programming both remotes.
We'll have to have all the preliminaries completed by the weekend, when we head back to Nashville. Old NFO, Lawdog and Phlegmmy will supervise getting everything done before we come back. Isn't it great to have reliable, trustworthy, willing, easily manipulated friends?