Wednesday was as smooth and pleasant as could be. We met John McDaniels, the construction superintendent, at the house at ten o’clock. We went through the entire house inch by inch. He was marking spots with colored sticky dots. Things we didn’t see any problem with. He had red for drywall and blue for paint. Or, maybe, that was the other way around. He tested every window, blind, light fixture, water faucet (hot and cold) and all the appliances. He talked about everything we might need to know. He made a list of things to be done and we signed it. We even got a box of pint-sized paint cans labeled, e.g. inside walls, outside walls, front door, inside trim.
Andy and I got sandwiches and Subway and then went to the sales office for the closing. That was also extremely easy and pleasant. Sign, sign, date, sign, sign, sign, ……… We were presented with a gift bag with Arlington Ridge coffee mugs, key rings, car tag, etc. Then we went to the community association office for our electronic keys for the amenities (clubhouse, pool, gym, etc.) We could not get a car pass for the front gate because we did not have a registration for the car. I don’t know where it went, the last time I remember seeing it was when that guy ran into the side of the car in Marathon last winter. Maybe the policeman forgot to give it back. Maybe it blew away in the wind.
Then we hit the road in a northerly direction. Got well into South Carolina before we stopped for the night. Of course, we stopped at Bill Ellis Barbecue in Wilson, NC for dinner. Finally, we reached Sister Barbara’s house in Prince Frederick MD somewhere between five and six this evening. Bella, the Boxer, was SO HAPPY to see me!
We are here to pick up Brother-in-Law Tom, who will help us with the move. We will head south as soon as he gets home from work tomorrow. We’ll pick up the rental truck and unload the storage unit in Tappahannock VA on Saturday morning. I have two professional movers to do the heavy work.
I’ll give an update next time I have a chance.