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no second thoughts, you've decided, decided... [Jun. 3rd, 2002|01:52 pm]
Roy Janik
I've passed the point of no return, in regards to the house, anyways. For those keeping score (read: no one), late last week (in light of the inspection) we asked for about 3250 dollars to cover miscellaneous repairs and such. On Saturday, they sent our offer back, saying that they would pay 2250 dollars. That's fine, and better than I expected. So today I went over to the realtor's office to initial those changes and thus make the final agreement official. Rebecca (Jason's assistant) told me to initial in one place to approve the $2250, and to initial in another place to wave the rest of the option period. The option period was that little clause that said I had 10 days to bail out for any reason, and it was due to end on Wednesday. So after a few seconds of dramatic pausing, I initialed away, and crossed the threshold.

Up next:
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.
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[User Picture]From: nekomouser
2002-06-03 12:12 pm (UTC)
Decorate, at least a little. Your rent now is what, like 50 bucks a month or something ridiculously cheap? Spread it out a month and take time to do it right, this ain't just another apartment, this is your own home. You have to make it into what you want it to be.
And let's be honest, if you do move all the way in, put furniture in rooms, have cats running around, get that first credit card bill after being house poor for a month...do you really think you are as likely to get up the cumption and energy to move the furniture lock out the cats and add more money to your credit card to paint a room? Especially as bad as you, me and all our mutual friends are at spreading ourselves too thin? I say commit yourself to doing it first and knock it out. At least the hardest stuff like carpeting and full room painting, accentuating later is much easier
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[User Picture]From: vyvyanbasterd
2002-06-03 02:03 pm (UTC)
Cumption?
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2002-06-03 11:41 pm (UTC)
That's pretty much how I'm leaning. I definitely want to pain the interior walls. Maybe replace the carpeting, too, but I'm not sure. It's brand new, so that's not an issue. It's just sort of generic.
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[User Picture]From: vyvyanbasterd
2002-06-03 12:17 pm (UTC)
We should go down to Pieces of the Past and see if they have any more dinosaur furniture.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2002-06-03 11:42 pm (UTC)
I was just thinking about that today. At the very least, maybe I can find out who made the stuff and get some custom work done.
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[User Picture]From: vyvyanbasterd
2002-06-04 08:49 am (UTC)
She has a lot of work by that same guy, so I'm sure she could help you out.
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From: wettoad
2002-06-03 02:03 pm (UTC)
I cant belive that i get to live in dinosaur moonbase one
as i child i dreamed about living with dinosaurs in a base on the moon, but never in my wildest of dreams did i think i would see the day come to pass.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2002-06-03 11:43 pm (UTC)
So the real question is, how do you go about making something look like a Dinosaur Moonbase?
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[User Picture]From: vyvyanbasterd
2002-06-04 08:58 am (UTC)
I think a proper moonbase should have pale grays everywhere. I wish I had stolen some of the Wing Commander and Crusader props while I was at OSI. They had a bunch of tubes and various other "spaceship bits" they were throwing out.
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[User Picture]From: cha_chee
2002-06-03 02:52 pm (UTC)

Yippie!

Oh Boy!!!

I am excited for you, roy!

Whatever you decide to do, you can count on me for help.
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[User Picture]From: vyvyanbasterd
2002-06-03 03:14 pm (UTC)

Re: Yippie!

Jesus, Cha-Chee. It's not like he has fucking CANCER.
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[User Picture]From: flajuie
2002-06-03 03:55 pm (UTC)

Re: Yippie!

No, but he does have a mild case of the cumption.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2002-06-03 11:43 pm (UTC)

Re: Yippie!

*cough*
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2002-06-03 11:43 pm (UTC)

Re: Yippie!

Eric's father was killed by... Wait, that's not funny.
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[User Picture]From: vyvyanbasterd
2002-06-04 08:48 am (UTC)

Re: Yippie!

Killed by a Cha-Chee?
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2002-06-03 11:44 pm (UTC)

Re: Yippie!

Cool. You're in charge of speakers. The inspector says that the attic is a crawlspace, and it's really hard to get around, so running wire is going to be a challenge.
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From: wettoad
2002-06-04 02:47 am (UTC)

Re: Yippie!

I will be bring two full stereo systems
both of which have speakers that are quite good retailing for over 500 a piece
and amps and all that good shit
and a laserdisc player
and a DVD
and like 3 TV and 4 monitors
you can never have too much electronics right
Dinosaur Moonbase one must be able to get down
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