Closing Time

A blast of cold has hit our town this past week.  Today it’s a balmy -20c…

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This kind of weather makes me want to curl up in front of a fireplace with a warm blanket and a cup of hot cider.  Unfortunately, life doesn’t stop just because it’s cold outside.  In fact my life is about to get crazy.

Today is the day — It’s closing day.  All the subjects for the purchase of my condo will be removed; all that remains is the signing.  I will sign off on the realtor paperwork today; Friday I sign off on the mortgage.  I suddenly feel a bit nauseous.  I take possession on the 18th, so I have some time to organize all the renovation contractors.  Basically they will have from January 19th – 27th to do the flooring, kitchen and bathroom.  Fingers cross it all goes smoothly.

I’m handling the stress surprisingly well.  As much as I want this month to fly by without me having to take part in it, I know that’s not going to happen.  So I’m keeping busy, and getting shit done.  My multi-tasking skills are being tested to their limits right now.  Between work, my housing project, and a final exam I have to study for, I’ve got my hands full.  Imagining myself in my new home is keeping me going — it’s my fuel. All I need to do is visualize myself propped up in the corner of my couch with a glass of wine in hand. My new living room has a floor to ceiling window that gives view to the whole city.   I can already see the sparkle of the city lights at night.  BREATH-TAKING.

Three weeks.  All I need to do is get through the next three weeks, and I can settle back into life.  I know the change is good for me, but I need my stability back.   I’m ready for the next chapter to begin.  Still, I need to stop and take notice of each step along the way…

  1. put trailer on the market for sale (on my birthday October 14)
  2. put baseboards in trailer
  3. accept offer on trailer
  4. make repairs to trailer as requested by the buyer
  5. pack
  6. close the deal on the trailer
  7. look for a new home
  8. make an offer on the condo
  9. make several counter-offers on condo
  10. agree on price
  11. move in to a temp rental before Christmas
  12. celebrate Christmas and New Year
  13. get appraisal done for renovation loan
  14. Study for final exam that is scheduled for January 15, 2017
  15. review strata minutes
  16. get financing approval
  17. remove subjects on Closing date (today, January 4, 2017)

That’s a busy two and a half months — only 3 weeks to go.

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What will I do when it’s all done you ask????  I will put some serious effort into dating — I still need cross sex off my 2016 to-do list.

 

 

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