Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The House. Officially. Ours.

As of 4:40 pm this afternoon, we became Manteo home owners!

We had plans for a celebratory cook out with the three of us, but a storm blew in and just slightly dampened those efforts. (We were desperate for rain so we didn't mind terribly much.)

So we ferried the chicken inside to cook and happily celebrated our Big Moment forthwithly and forsoothly.

We're thankful that we opted to wait on the closing till the termite inspection was done this morning; turns out there is some termite activity (thankfully, no damage) and the treatment will be around $800. Since it was found before the closing was finalized, we won't have to pay for that.

The new air conditioner is on order and will be installed early next week. I'm quite extremely thrilled about that little bit of news. The carpet will take another couple weeks because Steve wants to do some painting first but the main point is that we can do whatever we want, whenever we want because the house is officially ours! (One day before the deadline, might I add.)

As I've said before in times of celebration, "Hallelujah and hurray!"

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Melanie said...

Congratulations!!

Amanda J said...

YAY! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I am so glad you made it before the deadline and now are free to do whatever you wish in your new house.

Cindy from Sonoma (the almost retired one)

Kristina said...

HOORAY!!!

Congrats!

MN Mom said...

What wonderful news! A celebration was definitely called for! I had just been reading an article about all the purchase agreements (mainly for short sales and foreclosures) up here in MN that were not going to make the June 30th deadline, so I thought I had better check to see if you had news. Hooray!

Anonymous said...

So happy that everything worked in your favor! Congratulations on being homeowners once again!

Debbie H. in Sacramento

Frapper said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad you got the termite inspection done before closing. I wish you all many happy years in your new home.

Sheri Holthe (Oleson) said...

God's timing is perfect! Congratulations! We can't wait to see the Smith touches on the house.

Karo said...

"Hallelujah and hurray" is right! And I'll throw in a "Yahoo!" as well. ;)

Anne said...

WAHOO!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the new house. So glad to hear that you will not have to cover the cost of the termite treatment. Wonderful news!

Anna

Redeemed1 said...

Yay! I'm so glad you waited for the inspection.

Marysienka said...

Yay! So happy for you! :)
Congrats!

Ann Martin said...

So glad you are homeowners in Manteo!!!! And so glad you waited for the inspection--$800 saved is a lot. Now on with the pictures of the updates, improvements, changes, etc. Still want to come visit and trying to figure out a time. God is good and His timing is perfect. You had a "whole" 24 hours to spare.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! :) I am sooo happy for all of you. :)

Kristi

Bridgette said...

Congrats to the Smiths!!!

Anonymous said...

That is awesome! You guys have had quite the year, but everything always seems to work out even if it is last minute! Now hear is the hoping the next year brings you no stress, much joy, few sad tears and lots of laughter.

Rachel
North Dakota

Anonymous said...

I am so happy things worked out! Glad they caught the termites, and not on your dime. We just got a new 16 seer AC and furnace put in 2 months ago. We are very happy having a new efficient unit! Plus the tax credit next year will be nice. And our city gave us a nice rebate too. I hope yours does not take 3 days to install as ours did...I was ready to SCREAM! Just some unexpected obstacles with the newer placement of the furnace and codes and junk. Fun times.
Anyway, Congratulations on your new house and happy decorating! Jill-FL

LeeAnne said...

WHEW!!! Congratulations!!

Jan said...

Hallelujah and hurray indeed! Congratulations to all of you. Now I can start growing my severely bitten nails again!...Jan Reuther

Shannon said...

Hooray...let the painting commence!

MaryH said...

Woo Hoo!!! Close that hallway door firmly and lock it up - you are HOME!!! Have fun! What a great feeling to be in your own home and now you are safe and together and can build a future and wonderful memories. Count your blessings, Becky, they are many and I couldn't be happier for you.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That is awesome news!!!

Gayle in AL

Alisa said...

Congratulations!

Carrie B said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

hey becky. does sarah like to cook dinner? other than desserts such as her oreo cake :)

-stacy

Anonymous said...

you are something else!!!

My choir director (I've had the same one for at least 40 years... 2 churches) bought a house probably 35 years ago, and unfortunately did NOT have a termite inspection until it was their responsibility)...... LOTS OF DAMAGE, AND LOTS OF EXPENSE. and the previous owner knew about the termites because it was evident that he had done some repair work under the carpeting.

so happy that you are an official new home owner!!!

mrs pam

Anonymous said...

Yay!!!!! Congrats to all. I am so happy for you. =)

Kris H