Yup I own the house (and the mortgage that goes with it)
November second Jarred graduated from boot camp with HIGH HONORS - I am so proud! And I bought a house - he called me to congratulate me... Sigh that seemed so wrong!
The funny part of the day (for me) was that it took me almost as long to open a checking account at the bank as it did to transfer the house - - - okay okay okay I didn't have to spend ~ 45 hours in the weeks before getting everything settled so I could open the checking account (ohhhh yeah I will add in here I had to open a checking account with the bank that I got the loan through and get money direct deposited into because of my lacking credit history).
Because the build up was so much for me I assumed that it would be a long drawn out process but in reality it was 45 minutes of paper signing and then back to work, it was all rather anti-climatic I believe.
But anyway here are a few pictures of the day.
Dad selling it - I like this picture because I think he looks happy for me!
I love this picture - after 50 years Dad doesn't even have to ask mom to hold the papers - she just know and reaches a hand out automatically :-)
As John would say (OMG did I just say as John would say?) "Done did it"
*And for some reason the picture of mom signing won't upload - but know she was there and she signed and she was happy for me - actually that night we celebrated over subs (Hey it's what everybody wanted) I said something about it being a good house and mom said "well I have some bad news for you" I asked what truly afraid of the answer her reply? "I sold it today, but the new owner seems really nice maybe she'll let you live here"
And you can look forward to (or dread if you find this boring) more info on the house in posts to come - we are going to be working hard to make it a more "green" house in the months and years to come - the first change happens in November maybe one or two in December - we'll see...