April 12

Jennie and I spent the entire weekend touring houses with our buyer's agent. Shortly after finding our dream home on Saturday, our agent received a text message that the house had been sold (another couple was negotiating with the seller as we toured). We cannot help but compare that house to all the others and it depresses us greatly.

If we want to take advantage of the $6,500 tax credit, we need to have a contract on a home no later than April 30th and close the deal by June 30th. We do not want to settle for just any old home, but we are aware of the ticking clock, too. Oh well, if we do not get the tax credit, the world will not end...

Tomorrow, a handyman will be fixing a list of ten or eleven small items around our house for the final inspection. The inspector was very nit-picky -- caulk this, seal this, tighten this bolt, etc. As far as I know, we are still scheduled to close on April 29th and move into an apartment (temporarily) a few days before. I am going to try to locate a truck for moving smaller stuff and hire someone to move our heavier furniture.

More Daphne photos coming soon!

Until tomorrow,
Dave T.

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