We signed the escrow papers on our house today.  We were supposed to sign yesterday, but there was some problems getting all the documents together, so we signed today.

Although, today’s signing almost didn’t happen, because I woke up this morning with (drum roll please) — a bladder infection!  Fun times.  It’s been quite a while since I had one of those.  Luckily I had antibiotics for it on hand, so I started those.  I think I actually have interstitial cystitis, but it mimics a bladder infection during flare-ups, so it gets treated that way.

For the first time, I used AZO tablets to take away the pain in my bladder.  The tablets worked … okay.  They did help, and they made the two hour car ride between here and Sacramento possible.

My parents took care of the girls and things at the house while we were gone, so that was nice.  And I napped in the car on the way there and the way back, which I needed to do.  So, in the end, it all worked out okay.  The papers got signed, which was very necessary.

We drove a rental car out there because our car is currently in the shop having a four-figure repair done on it.  Joy.  Great timing!  Because of the large cost of our repair, though, we were given a rental car for free.  I told the guy, “Is it okay if we drive this car to Sacramento?”  And he said Sure!  Best of all, the Toyota Corolla rental got 42 miles a gallon, so that was pretty nice on our wallet.  🙂

So, we’re more or less homeowners now.  In California, you don’t actually get the keys to the house until all of the escrow papers are processed and checks are cashed, and that takes a few days.  But hopefully by the end of this week or early next week, our realtor will get the keys to the house for us.  And then — it’s ours!

Kind of scary.  But hopefully it will be a good investment for the long run.


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