Things have been quiet around the blog lately so I thought I would give an update on my life. We moved into our new home and have been trying to get out of boxes ever since. The whole process has been quite the fiasco--but it's great to be in our new home. After we gave notice to our landlord we found out that the underwriter for our mortgage didn't like the appraisal on the home due to lack of comparable sales and our loan went *poof*. Meanwhile the well well water was not passing county inspection for bacteria. After the sellers bleached the well twice and it still came back with bacteria they hired a contractor who found a dead snake decomposing in the well. They removed the snake and re-bleached. We moved in as renters while the water situation was still up in the air. Fortunately, the water came back clean on our fourth day in the house. We also heard that day that our other loan application through rural development had been approved (apparently the USDA backs home loans in rural areas).
We had decided to move in and rent, against the advice of our realtor because the water and loan questions were still up in the air, because we had both received an impression that it was the right thing to do. (We had the same feeling at the same moment while we were in different rooms in our house. I went in to tell Taliatha what I thought we should do--I was sure she wouldn't like the idea of moving into a house with bad water--and was surprised to find she had just come to the same conclusion.) We're still waiting for the final stamp of approval on the loan, but we should be able to close some time next week.