Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Closing Time

No, its not the song from one-hit wonders Semisonic, today was Closing Day for Cassie and I on our first house.

Yes, we have finally crossed the last (financial) barrier into adulthood. I guess this means that the last social barrier (children) is the next landmark on the horizon. Granted, it's still a small speck in the distance that is quite indistinguishable through the fog of future history, but we're growing ever closer.

But overall, we are very excited about the new house and the prospect of finally owning our dwelling rather than simply renting (which you know I'm not fond of from my musical post). We closed today at 1:00 PM and we will start painting the office at 5:00 today when she gets off work. After that, we slowly move some critical items over to the new house throughout the week (refrigerator, etc) and then the big moving day is Sunday afternoon after Bible Class.

Hopefully by the end of that day, we'll be out of our current house and truly moved in to our first home (wow). Then Monday (Memorial Day) is for unpacking and getting settled down so that hopefully life can return to its normal--but slightly improved--conditions.

So, all of you who actually know us personally are invited to the new house to check it out!!

Thanks for reading,

Jorin Slaybaugh


At 5/24/2005 03:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS to my kids, we are very happy for you, enjoy the new adventure together and in happiness always!!

At 5/26/2005 09:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neat-O. I wanted to talk about this during "The Contender" the other night, but fear of the Flaherty females shushing, squealing, or flat-out attacking me for distracting them was too great. Plus, there was the heady allure of being able to post a comment later on the blog.

Closing is usually such a drawn out trauma. Have you ever signed your name to so much crap without reading every word? When we closed, Christi actually read quite a bit and asked questions before signing. I didn't. They get you in this mode thinking that "this is routine" and "if I don't do everything they say the deal's off." Take it or leave it, just like software licensing. Also, count yourself graced-out if the closing costs are what was actually quoted.

I'm so wonderful at helping people move. It's unfortunate that I have to run off to Dallas with the Killingsworths right after class...

I'll have to check back with you after all the dust clears and see if you still think it's just "slightly improved conditions." It sounds a little understated.

At 5/27/2005 10:39:00 AM, Blogger Brian Blair said...

Congratulations on the new casa. It is a great house in a great neighborhood.

I do not like blogs and usually refrain from reading them, much less replying, but it is a momentus occasion and its a little slow at work.

To those of you looking to purchase a home in the future, I suggest you talk to someone who has recently purchased, such as Jorin. As Ricky pointed out, its a stressful process (especially if you annoy your lender with phone calls). The closing costs are never correct -- have a couple thousand dollars nearby for the gross understatement. You are signing your life away. You are making the biggest purchase in your life. You are moving all of your furnishings and personal items, which can be stressfull in and of itself.

However, the grass is greener on the other side. It is a great decision and a very exciting time.



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