Home inspections... check.
Septic inspections... check
Contingencies released... check
Appraisals... on deck
Things are progressing on the home front quite nicely I guess. The house I am buying was slated for inspection this week and the house I am selling next week. Once both the appraisals have been completed and the bank, the same one in both cases, determines the loans a good risk, then there really is nothing left except the closing.
That is still up in the air on the house we are buying. I contacted the owner of that house and he has made an offer on a foreclosed house and is waiting to hear back. Depending on that answer will determine whether or not he will try to move up the closing date to two weeks from now. If that is the case, then I will probably be moving sooner rather than later and doing more of the move myself, if not all of it since I will have the time. Even if we stick to the original date, I'll still probably do a fair share of the moving myself since I will have some help in packing.
The help comes in the form of my mother-in-law who arrived from the Philippines earlier this week and will be staying for the summer. Towards the end of summer she will retire from her job which mandates that she must retire by next summer anyway, and then will probably come back over for another extended stay to spend time with her daughter and granddaughter. Whatever that outcome, she will be here all of July and isn't mobile, i.e. can't drive and it is too far for her to walk to many places, so I plan on obtaining a van load of boxes and setting her to work. Isn't that what any responsible son-in-law does?
This year was the year of the birthday parties for Little Abbey who turned six earlier this month. My wife had to be out of state on her actual birthday so Little Abbey and myself celebrated by ourselves on her actual birthday. Since her birthday happened after school let out for the summer and all the other students had celebrations during school, she also had one a couple weeks earlier at school. Birthday party number three came after my wife came home and we went down to my parent's farm. Still Little Abbey wanted some of her peers to attend a birthday party at home and so party number four takes place this evening. I've been working on the pinata all week with Little Abbey.