staked. (insert vampire joke here.)
interlude

yanking my chain.

that's how i feel right now ... that this whole build process is one big "yanking my chain" ordeal.

"we have everything."

"we need one more thing."

"we'll be ready in 7-10 days."

"we have to wait for this to clear."

"we have to run something again because it's been too long since we ran it the first time."

oh. my. lord.

shoot me now.

and it isn't even the actual build ... it's the bank process. but we can't continue on with the build until the bank is squared away. and since the mortgage/lending industry has gone kablooey over the past couple of years, they are now being super strict about lending anything. especially in the amount that we're asking for. even though our credit is nearly impeccable and we were pre-approved for way more than what we intend to spend.

we were finally told that a signature from the appraiser would come last week and we'd be on our way, then the appraisal came back $4,000 short. are you kidding me?? so we worked that out and were told okay, the signature will be back first of this week. tuesday morning we find out they now need tax information from two years ago.

tax information we friggin' PACKED because the bank told us they had everything they needed.

so now we wait on the IRS.

this build, that we planned to start in april so that we could be in before school starts, has not even begun yet and we're closing in on the end of may. which means being in before school is not gonna happen. which means that actually moving will now potentially fall on a weekend in late september, when i planned a girl weekends with some friends, or early october, when we have a wedding in maine.

happy? no. i'm not. excited? not so much anymore.

this is getting downright ridiculous.

to console myself and try to keep the enthusiasm alive, i've been dreaming about art for the great room. we'll have beautiful built-in shelves around the fireplace ... something kinda like this:

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except our shelves will stop at mantle height, and the fireplace surround won't be stone ... we're leaning toward glass subway tile or marble.

however, i'll need some pretties on those shelves and some art on the wall. so cyber-pretend-shopping i have gone. this is what i've found:

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(collection of mccoy pottery)

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(via ... already own, so, yay.)

something's gotta keep a girl going. and shopping ... even if only pretend ... is usually a good option.

Comments

Allison Waken

Ugh I am so sorry, I know how frustrating working with the bank on that stuff can be - we had the same thing ok we're all done, oh wait we need this. Now we're done - oh wait...

I hope you get going on everything quickly!

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Hello, just wanted to say, I enjoyed this blog post. It was inspiring. Keep on posting!

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