3 weeks.... (That's how long it's been since my last post.) I should probably start by apologizing for the radio silence of late. I'm still here. I haven't abandoned you guys. But if I'm being totally honest, anything I had posted in the last 3 weeks, you probably wouldn't have wanted to read. Or maybe you would - sometimes a public online meltdown just makes for good entertainment. Lol! I'm kidding (sort of).
You might have noticed things on the construction front have come to a bit of a standstill lately. Well they haven't entirely - we've merely switched our focus from the main area of the house to another. More on that in a bit - but first here are a few of the lessons we've learned in the last several weeks:
You may have noticed that we've been a little quiet on the house front for the last couple of weeks. Well, you're right. We have, and the main reason: WINTER. Now on a normal year, we aren't winter's biggest fans, but this year we're especially bitter as the sudden influx of full blown arctic weather has essentially thrown our construction schedule to the wolves!
Every cloud has a silver lining... As you know, our closing got delayed by one day. Boo right? We thought so too. The upside however, is that because of that ONE seemingly insignificant day, our first mortgage payment has now been delayed by ONE MONTH! Woo hoo!!! I guess it's true what they say - everything happens for a reason. :-)
Well today was closing day. Sort of. At least it was supposed to be. As it turns out, however there was an error in the mortgage paperwork that caused a delay in the final release of funds between the bank and our lawyer's office. Despite everyone's feverish attempts to rectify things, ultimately the clock just ran out before the issue could be resolved.