Good Lord, its over (well, except for the packing and the moving, and the moving in and the renting out of townhouse...)
We are now the proud owners of this Ravenna:
Our closing was at 11am yesterday. BF and I had a nice relaxing morning, then drove to the lawyers office, which was so sterile and unpersonal if I hadn't know any better, I would have thought we were in a hospital. We signed our names 7 zillion times to all sorts of papers that promised blood, limbs and firstborns if we were caught late with a payment, in default, or sneezing the wrong way. The absolute BEST though, was the sheet of paper we had to sign for NVR providing a reason why NVR had pulled our credit reports! I mean, if that just doesn't put the cherry on top of the NVR bullshit sundae, I just don't know what does. I laughed and signed it, and thought "I can't WAIT to put THAT on the blog!"
We did some errands on the way to the house, and stopped at Sears to buy appliances. I've had really good luck with Sears and Kenmore products in the past, and I just don't have the energy or desire to wander around Best Buy or HH Gregg and the small appliance stores in the area aren't open when I need them to be, so Sears it was. With the Labor Day sale and a new Sears Card (that we purposely did not open until after closing was final) we got 35% off our Kenmore washer and dryer, and a really decent chunk off our Samsung fridge. If anyone wants to know which models we decided on, let me know and I will find them and post pictures. We bought a 3 -year service plan on the fridge, but nothing on the washer/dryer.
Then we headed to our house to meet our awesome PM, who had our keys there (yes, we left settlement with no keys to the house!) and who had done EVERYTHING on our final walk-through list in 1.5 days. I can't say enough wonderful things about our PM - from start to finish, he was there for us and answered our questions and did absolutely everything we asked for. EVERYTHING.
When we arrived at the house, there were new plants all over the front porch! It looked so good; what a great gift. There was no name or note on any of the flowers, so I figured it was a gift from Ryan Homes. Our PM was puzzled when he arrived. He said they weren't from him and that he had never seen the sales rep send them. What a mystery.
We eventually found out that they were from my mother, who had driven over after dark the night before to put them out. What a really sweet and thoughtful gift. It immediately just made it feel like home.
We still have a long, long way to go. New appliances are delivered Sunday, we still haven't packed anything and the movers come on Wednesday. Wish us luck, its going to be a very busy Labor Day weekend!