Tuesday, March 16, 2010

What do you mean you don't take checks!!!

Been awhile since I have had time to write. So much has happened in the last few weeks. When the bean grows up and asks "Why did you move to Indiana". I hope to have an answer that does not include ... "Let's not bring that up." :0.

The move out here was less than smooth, but turned out perfect as things seem to do. First we had our moving help (hired workers) reschedule, then quit all together on the day of. Thank God MJ's parents were in town. Despite being sick, her mom packed the entire kitchen and not one item was broken in the move. She is a dynamo. Must be all that hiking she does.

Next, while in Kansas we found out the check we had on us was no good because Indiana law is different than Colorado law. So all I had to do was redeposit the check I had on me and wire the funds instead ... easy right??? Well not when there isn't a Wells Fargo in Kansas or Illinois. Did I mention I caught a cold while in Kansas? Well it just makes the story more fun doesn't it.

Let's just put it this way. MJ and I drove three days to get to closing, had to drive 2 hours out of our way to find a bank, at one point stopped at a truck stop to use a fax machine, and got to closing with 5 minutes to spare. It is like an Olympic event!! 1000 miles of driving came down to 5 minutes. LOL. The great news is we love, love, love the house. It is perfect for us and I couldn't have picked it better. God does some pretty awesome stuff.

Take Aways
1. Check with local laws before buying a house out of state.
2. Pick a mortgage company that has a bank branch within 10 miles of your new home.
3. Have a back up plan for your moving help just in case they cancel the morning of because they saw a guy outside their ex wife's house and are too distraught to do the job you hired them to do.

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