Friday morning started early after a late night of packing. Since our closing was at Joe's work, I drove him to work and worked from his office. Since we knew we were closing at 1 we had to get in early to get our work done! After a couple hours of work, it was finally closing time! I was under the impression that it would take an hour max, but man was I wrong! It was so incredibly nice of our mortgage guy to also show up to our closing (Paul Cook!) I would totally recommend him to anyone looking for a house. Although Joe did most of the talking with him, I know he was incredibly helpful, and brought us two pies as a congratulations gift!
So, things I learned at closing! It pays to have a short name because you sign your name a million times! It is also unbelievably awesome to have a fiance that knows so that I didn't have to stress too much about what I was signing! Last, it is awesome not having a middle initial! You sign so many pages where you have to write in your middle initial, but you also initial a million more pages!!! So, for the first time in my life, it was quite significant not having a middle name :)
So, about two and a half hours and hundreds of initials and signatures later, Joe and I were officially home owners!!!
|First car load of many...|
After Joe got the furniture, it was time to pack up mine and his car and take a trip down to the house to unload our first boxes! This trip was all kitchen stuff that was breakable so we wouldn't have to worry about putting it into a truck. Once we got to the house we were so excited we started unpacking and luckily didn't have too many stairs to walk since the kitchen is just up one floor from the garage! After unpacking the cars, it was time to head home. We did some more packing then went to bed since I had to be at our place at 8 the next morning.
|Told you it was a huge truck!|
|Rox...not happy while she is waiting on the furniture to arrive!|
Thank goodness for all these guys (Matt Trinkle and Andy Olejack also came!) because that allowed me to carry some of the "lighter stuff". That being said, the drawers full of clothes weren't that light for me :) The first unloaded the truck into the garage then started with furniture and taking it to the right room. Some of it was quite an adventure with doors having to get taken off and pieces of the furniture getting taken apart but everything is now in its place! The only thing that had to switch was the office and the guest bedroom since the couch couldn't get into the door of what would have been the office! It was quite a work out since most of the stuff from the truck was going to the third/fourth/rooftop floors so you can only imagine how tiring it was!
|Derby Pie from and flowers from the DiDias!!!|
After moving in you realize there are random things missing. For us, one thing was that none of our bathrooms have toilet paper holders, so we had to buy the standing ones. I also cannot reach the top cabinets in the kitchen so a stepping stool was a must! After some shopping it was time to come home and get dinner ready/bake!
I will post recipes tomorrow, but baking today was for a gift basket for Julie, who represented us as our agent. I still believe she was the reason we got this home under contract and we are so grateful! I made two different truffles and peanutbutter cookes with a twist as Joe started unpacking his clothes in our room! No, for the first time this weekend, we kick up our feet and relax for a bit, knowing there is lots to be done, but we deserve a little break!
So, as we get rooms settled, I will be posting before and after pictures room by room, but for now, let's say slowly but surely, it is coming together! I hope everyone's weekend was super relaxing, and I am one super excited person for getting to work from my new office all this week before traveling to NC!!!