Details, details, the Devil is in the details and I've just realized I've got a ton of them. I've been laying awake in bed the last couple of nights trying to formulate a plan on how we'll get it all done. Now that I've got a rough idea, it's time for lists, lists and more lists...and a big eraser.
Sunday we have the appraiser and the home inspector coming, I scheduled them at the same time to get them out of the way. I wanted the home inspector to come as fast as possible in case he finds any details that need attention. I don't think he will, or if he does, they should be minor.
The thing that bothers me the most is there are some things that I have to rely on other people for and I have a hard time with that. Especially because the closing date is 28 November and there is the Thanksgiving holiday thrown in to reduce working time to get things accomplished.
Things are a solid as they can be, but you always have in the back of your mind when Murphy is going to show up. In my Coast Guard days, we used to try and figure in some extra time for the "Murphy Factor" as we called it. For example, replacing an engine, I'd tell the boss it would take three days when I was pretty sure I could get it done in two. That way if Murphy showed up, I'd have time to handle his hi-jinks. If he didn't show and I got the engine in place in two days, then I'd look like a hero to the boss.
This time I can't find where we can pad our time frame in case we get that visit, so everything has to go right the first time (Gulp!).
I'll have to keep my pencil very sharp when I write my lists and leave my buddy Gumby (as in Semper Gumby - Always Flexible) in the Journey.
You look forward to your dreams turning into reality, then when reality comes...it's hard not to panic!
Hang with us, this is going to be quite a ride!
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