It may not have been the blue screen of death (computer crash), but it sure looked like it. We now know every square inch of home intimately. We spent 3 hours Monday scouring every wall and marking every drywall issue with blue tape. It looked like a roll of blue painters tape exploded in our house. Most issues are minor and most will be taken care of before settlement.
Today was also our final walk-through and there were no big issues. Our PM was aware of just about everything. Now we just have to pack up the old house and wait. I hate waiting. I just want everything to be settled so I can get started painting and moving stuff over. I also hate packing, so this part isn't fun for me.
We are still waiting for the final word on settlement. In November I lost my job - we signed our contract to build in September. This was a devastating loss for us, but we have been working through it and are still on track to buy our house, but because of my employment change we had to switch from NVR to an outside mortgage company recommended by NVR. Our new mortgage guy has been working day and night to get everything approved for settlement. As it is settlement has to be New Years Eve (Saturday), which NVR has graciously allowed. I think we will know on Wednesday if we are on track. This has been super stressful but everyone has been wonderful to keep us on track. Just before Christmas I finally got my long awaited offer letter for my new job. Because of the holidays they don't hire between Thanksgiving and Christmas and my interview was just before Thanksgiving. I pretty much knew I got the job but had to wait for the official letter - which came in last week!
Guess I need to update my countdown to change it from Friday to Saturday. As for moving, we are scheduled to move on the 3rd, but I just saw a weather forecast which shows the potential for a HUGE snow storm the 3rd to the 4th. It is still a week out, but one forecast model is calling for 12-24 inches of snow. It has been typical for the last couple of years to get 2-3 feet of snow in one storm which is VERY unusual for the Washington, DC area. And so far this winter our weather has been very mild except for a freak snow just before Halloween which was just enough to stick to cars and mulch. Hopefully it will turn out to be nothing or just rain. I'm not hopeful though. Guess we'll know by this weekend.