Well, we did finally close yesterday, as expected. Although the process was terribly long and painstaking. We almost did not close due to an error and a document that was missing from the closing paperwork. Thankfully, the bank allowed us to continue with closing as long as that paper was completed by Friday, so hopefully all goes well with that (out of our hands!) We had to wait around for about 3 hours to close…sitting in an attorneys office. Thankfully, Lea was with Oma but the baby was with us. She was a trooper but she was getting bored. The attorneys office is not exactly baby friendly. There was a lovely little coffee shop across the street where we hung out for a while and chatted with the baristas. That was fun. The rest was messy, but we did finally finish about 6pm (closing was at 2 mind you). We got the keys and headed HOME! We wrapped up a few things at the house and Erica’s parents brought dinner down and a load of boxes. That was such a blessing.
Today we got up and drove back down to meet the water filtration rep. We got there and he was running all the tests on the water. To make a long, boring story short- We have really bad water. Very high iron, low pH, and lots of good ol’ sulfur. So we need a pretty extensive filtration system to get us good water. Unfortunately the cost of the system was about double what we had saved and set aside. That was a huge bummer. We could rent it monthly, however the bill is pretty high for renting. I think our plan at this point is to try to scrape the money together to pay for the system. This totally stinks because it means using the money set aside for Alex’s workshop, but we really don’t have a choice. We have to have the filtration to live in the house. Anyways. So that’s the scoop on that. We are having it installed tomorrow and we have a few weeks to decide if we want to buy or rent. Either way, we will have filtered water tomorrow! Hooray for that!
Our final adventure of the day was getting some gravel delivered! We found a place that could deliver 21 Tons of gravel. That sounded like a lot, but when they dumped it- it looked like a kinda small pile. Lol. Guess its just in comparison to the land. Either way we got it! I think we posted this the other day that we have a friend who is going to help us grade it. That is a huge blessing in light of all these other costs. Sigh.
We had to keep reminding ourselves that we are going to make it through this. This water filtration should be the last big hurdle of all the extra costs. We are done with closing costs, gravel, pump house, appraisals, etc etc etc (as it seems!). Oye.
It’s alllll going to work out. Eventually. But we might be eating rice for the next 3 years paying off all this stuff! Hahah. More updates to come!