Today we had a (small) win with the bank
The journey to mortgage-land has been rough, long, bumpy and nothing if not full of billabongs, culs-de-sac and backwards movements in all directions.
A few days ago I signed dozens of bits of paperwork and was told 'this is it'. I've heard that before but this time it seemed to me that with my autograph all over things, it might mean something.
MORE bits of paper required. A certificate of currency (don't most people call that paper money?). Registered thingies with the land titles office. Double-header falling into a bureaucratic minefield of 'they said you have to', 'our lawyers said', 'it's required'... and such. I had another request for such things this morning; my best (ie least aggressive, furious or bleep-laden) response was to turn my phone off.
Several hours later (and an/other huge medico-legal meeting over with) I turn the phone back on. Many missed calls from Blocked. Blocked rings me a lot. Mostly, Blocked is very shy and refuses to leave a message. I get an auto-phone message saying 'An unknown caller from unknown number rang you and didn't leave a message'. Well, yeah..
But, but, I did get a call from The Bank Boss with a big apology. Apparently this week's paperwork requests are all wrong and the big boss never knew and there were bloods on the office carpet and quivering minions hiding in the shredder.. This is a easier thing to hear than all those reasons why *I* had to spend hours doing more things with no guarantee it would go smoothly. I just sort of can't keep doing this stuff. There be only one of me!!! Anyway TBB also made a promise to front up at our place on Monday, bearing PROPER papers and another promise that after signing, yes of COURSE all those nice dollars will be ours, all ours. A nice big debt to start off the week like good little (somewhat nervous) consumers.
And THAT means..
possibly (cross everything)
just about (hopehopehope)
the house mods might start.
Don't gasp until I put up a photo of something REAL. Like a bit of dug-up garden.. or a half-torn down wall.. or even a pile of builder's sand. OOoooh, maybe even a concrete mixer!! I like them.
This week brought to you by the quiet tears of a anguished angel watching over my shoulder; the memory of train doors closing in Paris (where my baby is right now, and where we were a little while ago, having a very different life, and we were very happy there); aaaand the ghost of a suggestion of some Gucci, sprayed on my coat on a better day.
UPDATE: Yesterday we signed more zillions of papers. We took them to be witnessed and later the bank person rang to say the release of the first batch of dollars was available. This cost us money!! Nice one bank. But then again, nice one, bank!
This update brought to you by eau-de-hydrotherapy pool, the hottest water I've ever swum in. I am therapeutically dehydrated but fine.