I have a little countdown on my computer desktop that has been tracking the number of days until our Guaranteed Occupancy Date of May 9. If you’re really good at math (or are smart enough to infer from the title of this post), the number of days reads exactly 100 today.
And while that in itself is exciting, what’s even more exciting is the fact that we recently found out that we are even closer than 100 days — like, less than half that!
About a week and a half ago, we got a random email from our sales person with a flippant reference to us being “about 2 months away” from completion. To be honest, I kind of ignored the email (our timeline has been confused with another couples’ in the past). But that same day, Troy was talking to our mortgage broker who said that they had also been given the “2 month flag” from the Allen Edwin closing department.
My mind went straight into panic mode — but this wasn’t part of the plan! — before I realized that plans change, and this particular change means that we will likely be in our house two months ahead of schedule!
Several excited text exchanges ensued
It’s still just a little hard to believe, because there is still so much that needs to be done at the house before it is ready. But then I look back at the photos we’ve taken of the house and realize that, in less than a month, we went from this:
So, pending any incredible acts of extreme weather, we are now about six weeks from closing on our house. We don’t have an exact closing date yet, but all of the cogs are working behind the scenes to get all of the ducks in a row for that to happen.
Meanwhile, at the actual house, drywall is set to start today.
We’re also scheduled to get our siding delivered, and that installation will start this week as well. It only took the crew two days to complete the siding on the house across the street, so this should be a quick yet major transformation on the exterior of the house. And also, we kind of forgot what color siding we picked, so it’ll be a surprise for us, too! Finishes will follow in the weeks to come — I’m really looking forward to that part.