April 27th, 2004

serious Oracle

Ye gods, I'm a-weary

Long frelling day, this.

I barely slept, and it was up at 5:30 to shower and get ready to meet the realtor for the final walk-through of the house. Then it was off to the lawyer's office. There was our lawyer, the seller's lawyer, the bank lawyer and the title guy, who may also have been a lawyer. Our realtor was there, and our mortgage consultant stopped by as well. Everyone was absolutely warm and lovely. The lawyer (our own) explained things thoroughly. For our part, Don and I signed and initialled, initialled and signed. I wrote two big checks (but not as big as they might have been). We waited for the final OK from the bank.

And then?

It was done. The house is ours, save for the little issue of thirty years of mortgage payments.

We bought a six-pack of beer and each had one as we stood in the empty kitchen. Then we measured and made notes and took a rather expensive trip to Home Depot. There is so much that needs to be done. There is so much that is absolutely lovely. I'll have more details, and hopefully pics, soon, but for now I just want to sleep.
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