Keeping Eyes on the Prize

We have a buyer for the house. I accepted the offer Saturday. We close on September 13th — if the Good Lord’s willing and the creeks don’t rise . . . The car will be sold next Monday.

We jumped through all the Merill Lynch hoops and got those papers completed, notarized and everybody has gotten their copies. One of the notaries public from Carillon met mom and I at the Garrison and notarized everything — a very nice lady.

As of 4 o’clock today, I have submitted every scrap of paperwork to Carillon that they have asked for. (Hallelujah!) Ironically, it was a piece of my paperwork — but all those ducks are finally in a row!

The estate sale lady has the key to mom’s house and they have already started in on it. I have until Thursday to get my stuff separated into sell and keep, but I have a CT scan tomorrow morning, and relatives coming in tomorrow afternoon. It’s the daughter of my dad’s youngest brother, and her husband, daughter and grandchild. They are coming to get the mantel that my dad carved. The listing stated we are not selling the mantel with the house, and the buyers are cool with that.

We are getting closer and closer to where we hope to be. All that’s left now is to get our paperwork approved and get Merill Lynch to cut us a check for the buy-in fee. And move in. My landlady is going to pitch a hissy fit. She doesn’t know I’m moving yet. Knock wood I’ll be out by the 31st.

It’s Tuesday now. Had my scan. Things are going to have to go on pause until Friday, because I need to sort my stuff into “sell” and “keep.” and I’ve got what’s left of today and Wednesday to do it, and relatives due any minute to get daddy’s mantel. I’m going to try to get all the keepers except furniture into my bedroom. The estate sale people come Thursday to take my sellables over to mom’s house and bring her two keepers (lift chair and TV) over here. I’m going to get more exercise than sleep these next three days. Please, please let there not be any fires I have to put out until Friday!

Author: WOL

My burrow, "La Maison du Hibou Sous Terre" is located on the flatlands of West Texas where I live with my computer, my books, and a lot of yarn waiting to become something.

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