Drove by the house today and we now have front porch railings and our door is painted! Woohoo!
Meanwhile on the mortgage side of the house we still haven't received our final approval and we're only 5 business days away from closing. Our final approval was submitted end of July and had a two week underwriting turnaround and then... their systems went down for a week. And now underwriting is trying to determine how my (Tommy) GI Bill benefits play into the loan that's holding them up. Also I had deposited a small 2k cash deposit before we officially started the process with Ryan Homes (and sent in earnest money deposit) back in the beginning of March. Well that cash was the result of me selling my car and I just held onto the cash for a while before depositing it. Now this deposit is an object of scrutiny and we're waiting on final word on that as well. Hopefully we will get final approval early next week, this anticipation and down to the wire process is stressing us out. Big time.