Thursday, March 13, 2008

StResSed oUt

OMG! I am so stressed out. I've been eating like a cow. I'm back to 190 pounds and so frustrated because of it. I'm hoping that a lot of it comes back off quickly when I start drinking water again.

Good news is, we got the house!!!! I'm excited about it, but nervous and frightened all at the same time! Not to mention stressed out!!!

The government gives us 48 hours to have the utilities turned on and inspections done. Of course, the utility companies can't quite coordinate to make that happen. We have to turn on the water first, electricity second, and gas third. When I called to do that today, the utility company said the electricity could be turned on at any time. So, I'm cheating a bit and turning it on early. I sure hope this doesn't catch up with me and cause problems!

I scheduled an inspection for Wednesday afternoon. I'm fairly sure this is going to upset the agent. I feel bad for using up all her time in some ways, but in other ways I just want to scream "You are making almost 4,000 from us! You can spare some time!!!" I called several inspection companies, and the cheapest I could find was $415. Ouch! Add that cost to the required $75 re-winterazation fee (the government requires!) and the $45 charge for turing on the gas (we'll have to pay twice!) and the $26 fee for the electricity (we may have to pay this twice too!!) the fees are really starting to add up. *whimpers* This is really getting to be too much stress!

We still haven't been able to pick a mortgage company. It is between two different people. I've got an appointment on Friday to speak with one of them. I think I'll probably make my decision at that point. This guy keeps telling me the other guy's quote is "too good to be true" but in all honesty, it isn't that much different from what guy #1 has quoted us. I need a magic crystal ball to look into to tell me what will be the best in the long run.

Sorry I haven't been updating much. I'll try to get inside pics up eventually. We are really going to need to do some re-painting. Who knew that would be the "easy" part of the whole process!


Wanna_B_slimmer said...

Congrats!!!!! wooohooooooo
How exciting... dont worry about your weight..the stress and all the work repainting will melt it off....
wooohoooo doin the happy damnce here for you.... you got a house!!!!
Omg... does this mean you are all grown up???

Wanna_B_slimmer said...

oh damn... I meant dance not damnce... damn fingers just get a bit outta control when I am excited.. haha

Lyn said...

Cool congrats!! Yeah annoying having to get all that extra stuff done! But worth it in the end.

how exciting tho!

Spider63 said...

The real estate field is full of vultures. They know they have you by the short hairs and will add in every little charge that they possibly can. Start with processing fees and courier fees and document fees on top of their percentages. The title insurance is another example of major over-charge. All you can do is grin and bear it. If you do not let them rip you off then they can hold up your mortgage or other paperwork and create more costs or worse.

In the end, once it is over you will be very happy!

KL said...

Where'd you go? You should come back. I took a break, but I'm back now.

Chris H said...

Hey chickee babe! It's bloody July already! You still painting!!! Or did ya lose ya computer in the move????