Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Closing Day

A week before moving day we traveled the long way out to what was to be our new home to close on our farm. We were amazed how things seemed so very different from what we were used to, and realized it would take quite a bit of getting used to. Previous visits we had always been aware that everything seemed to be set back at least fifteen years and not very prosperous but we had never been as acutely aware of it than we were now realizing that we would actually have to call that area our home before long.

When we met with the loan officer we were amused how he crunched on a big red apple between talking to us and getting all the papers signed. He seemed to be more interested in eating and talking about hunting and fishing than the business at hand.

Thinking it must be a quirk of his own we went to the title company to sign our closing papers. Once again we were amazed at how less than professional the people were. This time it was a woman. She was all enthused about pictures of her new niece and showed us a big stack of photos. We looked at them politely and tried to keep our smiles swallowed as she opted to do all her business on her knees rather than sitting on a chair and kept making her rounds around the table with the papers to sign all the while shuffling her way on her knees.

After the papers were signed we started back home and couldn't help but feel we just might be making the biggest mistake of our life.


  1. Isn't it funny how all those little incidents can lead to a general feeling? I've had that happen in my life, where everything seems to point to a "Wrong Way" sign. I'm anxious to read the next chapter of your story! :)

  2. It's amazing how intuition is.. My husband ALWAYS asks me, whenever we have a major decision to make, if I have any misgivings or any forboding feelings, because never once has my intuition failed us yet! :)
    Can't wait to hear the next part!

  3. I wonder if I know that banker! LOL.

    I don't like it when I have that foreboding feeling at all.

  4. Oh dear, Oh my! Less than professional seems an understatement. I am hoping that your intuition was wrong, but I think there's something coming. I can't wait to see what it is!

  5. Yes, our intuition is really got at times, then other times...Looking forward to the rest of the story..Hugs

  6. That's hilarious! I've never heard of a title company doing business on its knees.
    We've made a few transactions with that "feeling that we shouldn't" hanging over our heads, too.

  7. On the other hand, my husband and I have bought 2 houses (so far) and both times I had the panicky feeling that we were doing the wrong thing.

    I loved both houses - I'm just a worrier.

  8. That is just too weird. No fair giving us such small little snippets! Ha - you are sure keeping us on the edge of our seats.

  9. Like knitwit said you sure do know when to stop writting to keep us wondering whats next

  10. I love that opposite feeling of foreboding.....the one called 'the peace of God'. Have had it in several key decisions involving major moves. It really makes all the difference in calming fears & uncertainty of the unknown.

    Cape Town, South Africa

  11. I love reading your stories!!!
    You have a special way of telling them!!!

    Do you mind if I post a link to my blog so if anyone that hasn't heard about the tragedy that happened in Joplin, Mo. we can make them aware of it to be praying for the people & town.

  12. It can't have been good starting your new life with that feeling hanging over your heads!


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