We finally closed on our new house today. It has taken such a long time to get to this point (at least that is the way I feel). We had our "final" walk through last Thursday and there was quite a list of things for the builder to finish and touch up before closing. Yesterday, we did another "final" walk through with our builder and there were still items (like replacing a bathroom mirror, touch-up paint, grouting missed spots, rewiring an AC fan, repairing broken baseboard, and few other things) that needed to be finished. Our builder said he would have everything complete by noon today. After we signed the papers and got the key this morning, we went to the house. There were still workers in the house. My husband was not very pleased because he had planned on having a family picnic on the back porch to commemorate the first day it belonged to us. We did not do that because I could not imagine sitting out back and eating with people watching us while they cleaned windows and put the barbeque together. We got a call from the builder at 4:45 to say that they were done and the workers were leaving.
I am so glad the building process has come to an end. I am ready to move in. We are moving some things over during the next few days and then will move the bigger stuff over the weekend. It will be a busy week. During the next few days we have scheduled: painters, garage door replacement, pool table delivery & installation, wallpaper hanging, refrigerator delivery, installation of blinds & plantation shutters, new furniture delivery, phone & internet hook-up, and I am sure I am forgetting a few things. I wish I could fast forward about three weeks and see how it all comes together.