It has now been 9 days from our original closing date (June 1) and we are still not homeowners. We have been cleared to close for 2 weeks now, and we're just waiting on paperwork to come back from the USDA saying that our property does qualify as a rural area. That's it. Just a formality. But that formality has kept us in this hotel since Monday and will most likely keep us here over the weekend. And while we're here, all of our stuff is just sitting in a Uhaul in what will one day be our driveway. Oy.
We've been trying to keep ourselves busy (without spending too much, since we didn't expect to be in a hotel for a week!). We've been saying we're treating this like a vacation. We spent a good bit of time in Ikea (amazing store!), went to a 5-star restaurant in a Conoco gas station (no joke! And it wasn't too expensive), and today I want to find a puppy park for Gizmo. It's getting harder and harder to keep the "vacation" mentality though.
Plus, we've been so excited about this for so long that I'm afraid once we FINALLY get in the house, we're not going to be able to enjoy it like we would have. We keep telling ourselves this will all be worth it in the long run. What's one more week when we have years to live here, right? It is worth it, right?