4 Days Until Closing….aka…Should we start packing? JK :)

OMG. 4 days left. Its crazy. And 2 of those 4 days I have to be out of town on business. We just got confirmation of the closing date….2 days ago. We figured it would be a Friday by months end and that it could be as early as the 12th, but as my says, its hard to pack when you don’t have that date causing the sense of urgency. The house is full of boxes, making it feel very cluttered and messy which DOES NOT HELP WITH MY ANXIETY ISSUES. (Not to mention, the rugrats think they are elaborate new playsets)

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Well packing has in fact started 2 weeks ago, but its been slow going. Glad to report that we are probably at 80%

Some of the last minute stuff we had to get together for the legal stuff includes:

Homeowners insurance policy

Title insurance policy

Termite inspection

Verbal VOE (Im still not sure what the hell this is, but they say we are clear to close…so guess the got it…oh god i hope they got whatever it is)

Cashiers check for closing fees

Name affidavit for my maiden name

HUD-1 for earnest money and for sale of the old house

EXCITING STUFF…. So we rented a truck for Thursday and Friday. The plan is to pack nearly everything Thursday night. Pack an overnight bag for us and the kids. Keep out 2 pack n plays, an old mattress we are chucking for the 2 boys to sleep on, and cuz The Husband doesn’t want to look for the air mattress…we are apparently gonna sleep on the ground. I will pretend I am camping. (Note to self….just found an awesome excuse for smores)

Friday morning we will pack up the last of the stuff, clean the house and go to closing! (wow I make it sound so easy…I will pretend that there is some reality in that hope)

In the chaos Charlie managed to cut Ethan’s hair (he now has a buzz cut), the Twins have eaten a ridiculous amount of dog food, the cat has learned a new fear….ETHAN (Ethan loooooves him and is extremely affectionate in the way of carrying him everywhere)


But in the chaos there have been some sweet times.

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And we escaped the house this past weekend and went to Summerfield Zoo, this zoo had a bunch of destruction in the big F5 tornado that hit Fairdale. The amazing volunteer effort has brought it back so fast! It looks great!

Ethan LOOOVED the turtles

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Charlie got to pet an alligator!

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Ethan wouldn’t come near the alligator, but he loved the pony!

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Miles didn’t pay much attention to the camel and Jack slept pretty much the whole time 🙂

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There were monkeys, parrots, baby goats (that we got to feed bottles too!) hyenas, foxes, bobcats, baby wolf pups, pigs, moose, reindeer, ducks, swans, guinea fowls. All sorts of cool animals on this lil farm/zoo. LOVED IT!

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