Things seem to be progressing well enough. We are slated to have the house inspected Monday morning. I don’t think we expect to find anything major, but of course you just never know. We’re opting out of the radon inspection given that the house is on a slab, no basement or crawlspace. They want nearly a hundred dollars for that inspection and you can get free test kits through the county health district. Seems like easy math. Assuming we don’t find out afterward that the house is built on top of a poison spring. Assume, ass, you, me, etc., but gamble we will on that front.
We should find out tomorrow if our mortgage is set, too. Hopefully we’ll still be able to close by the end of the month. We didn’t go with the company affiliated with our realty company. I don’t think the realtor’s too happy about that, but the closing costs were absolutely ridiculous. Assuming everything goes well tomorrow with the bank, we put down a little more money and get out of paying the stupid PMI. Makes our payments much less painful. Doesn’t feel like setting ourselves up for failure this way.
I’ve been so nervous about all this, and Mike has been, too. We went and talked all the mortgage stuff over with my parents yesterday, and I think we both feel much better about everything now. I’m not really superstitious, but I find myself hoping that all of this occurring around 7-7-07 will turn luck our way. How silly. Luck favors the well-prepared. We’re trying to be that.