THE AMAZING APPRAISAL! This is all in the mortgage company's hand.
THE ASTOUNDING HOMEOWNER'S INSURANCE POLICY! The mortgage company forwards the appraisal to the insurance agent (Tracy), and she gives me a quote, and I say okay, cuz I really don't have many options. However, the preliminary quote was very reasonable, and included mold/water coverage.
THE BONE-CHILLING CONCLUSION/CLOSING!! This is where everyone involved gets together and signs a bunch of forms. We're talking me (the buyer), Jason (my realtor), Robert (the seller's realtor), George (the seller), Dorothy (the mortgage broker), the title company, and probably supporting actors like John (Dorothy's assistant and Jason's "friend"), and Rebecca (Jason's assistant).
THE DENOUEMENT!! Finally, I take possession of the house. The question is, do I move in immediately, or take my time and decorate? I'd at least like to paint the interior walls, but we could go really crazy with the exterior, carpeting, and so forth.