Just made our first mortgage payment today!


Today was pay day and the very first thing I did was transfer money from my checking account into my mortgage account. Since everything is at Wells Fargo, it really was just like transferring money from one account to another. It was a pretty crazy moment. A really grown up moment. Ha. We have a mortgage. Too bad we still have rent. Hopefully that ends sooner rather than later.

In other news, my expediter assured me that all I needed to do was write a letter that says we are going to take care of the issue and to just put a hold on the contractor the city is planning to send. Oh, and we have to notarize the letter. Then mail it to the expediter to send to the Department of Housing Preservation.

In further news, still no architect drawings. We started this whole thing before Labor Day and still no architect drawings. Which, when they are done, we also have to notarize. Then mail to the expediter to submit.

I actually went and bought envelopes and stamps today. I can’t remember the last time I had to mail so many things and couldn’t just send the stuff electronically. What a funny, antiquated process this whole thing is.

But good news – no asbestos! Now if only the asbestos guy would tell us how to pay him.

And hopefully good news next week – the contractor is planning on cleaning out the house at the end of the week. He’s hoping to have his last job finishing up by then. Which reminds me – pause to call boyfriend and remind him to have the exterminator clean out the (rat) bodies. Don’t want maggots and cannibal rats running around when said contractor is trying to clean our house out.

Thank goodness for our contractor. He has really been the only one who has been completely transparent throughout this whole thing. He sets our expectations and then meets them or tells us he needs to adjust them. I feel like that’s not too much to ask. But really, he’s the only one who actually does it, without acting like he’s just saying words to get me to stop being crazy.

Not much else going on except waiting waiting waiting. That’s really all this is. It’s going to be like being at the airport for the next 4 months. Hurry up and wait.

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