Wednesday, April 16, 2014
We started the day getting our next unit study started (New York state) and then I was off for the closing on our new house. We go in at 8:30 tomorrow to sign on our house and are praying that the buyer's lender moves swiftly in the morning so both loans can be funded in the afternoon. Would be nice to have the keys to the new place by evening. If not, our sweet realtor is willing to meet the gas company in the morning so we can get service restarted. Regardless, we will have possession by afternoon Friday.
The walk-through last night was good and we got more information on the seller's rush to close. It was totally their realtor. Our realtor, nor the sellers, knew why she was so insistent on that and why she was so put out that we didn't make the 14th. We're guessing there was some income thing on our end that she missed out on. And get this...she even advised the seller to get all their utilities cancelled on the 14th. The only thing we found left in place was electric so we had to call today and work to get the water back on Thursday or the gas company couldn't do their thing on Friday. Crazy!
Had a board meeting until after 9:30 last night for co-op and we got the class schedule lined out for next year so I am hoping I can get it in the computer tomorrow so I can be rid of this pile of papers and know it is in a safe place before we move.
Had some excitement this afternoon when my son casually walked in and said, "By the way mom...the hay is on fire." What?! No sense of emergency in him at all, but I sure ran out of the house and then came back in for my phone and to get Maegann so she could help. It took us a bit as we'd packed all our things and luckily found an old house we could hook up and then Maegann sprayed it out. It was close to getting the chicken coop and was spreading too close to the entire hay stack! We then found a rake and shovel in the chicken brooder house that our horse renters use and got it cleaned up. The sad thing was realizing how little recognition Isaac has regarding safety. This is a characteristic of many autistic people, but to see it in something as serious as this definitely makes me as a parent very concerned. I was thankful he actually came in and said something instead of just watching it burn. That can happen easily...the fascination. And wouldn't that have gone over well the evening before closing on the house to report that the out buildings had burned down....
Tim got all the lumber cut down for the shelving that we'll put up in the new garage. Will make it go up so much quicker! Project #2 is repainting the family room as the entire thing including the ceiling is dark chocolate brown. I want to do all but one wall in the lighter tan that's in the rest of the house and brighten that room up.
Enjoyed bible study tonight and we finished our book on becoming women of grace. Have next week off and then we'll start something new.
Tomorrow... the loan closing, co-op work, BL Emerald weigh-in and whatever else comes our way due to the house stuff.