Holy crow, I am exhausted! For the past few days we've been cleaning and sprucing and spit shining the house and the yard, anticipating the appraisal for the refinance on my mortgage. We've been getting up early and staying up late to get everything done. It's hard to keep the house from looking cluttered with Bro in transition and the kids going back and forth from here to their mom's house. Add to that all the other stuff that's been happening - helping at my mom's flea market booth, traveling to get my new car, working OT at the office, tracking down paperwork and delivering it to the mortgage lender - I am just plain worn out. This has been one heck of a busy month.
Bro and Walker really came through and helped a lot, so even though I really wanted to crawl into bed as soon as I got home from work I ran to the grocery store on my dinner break and when I got home I tossed together a batch of my buffalo chicken dip (cream cheese, hot wing sauce, shredded cheddar, ranch dressing, bleu cheese, and shredded chicken. I cheated and got the canned stuff). It needs to be baked until the cheese melts but I'll do that later, when the boys are looking for a snack. They both love the stuff and really, it's not enough to show my appreciation.
The appraisal finally happened yesterday, but we won't know how it comes out for a couple days. With any luck, I'll be reporting a new loan - with a full two point drop in the interest rate - at my third quarter check in next week. That's pretty much the last step in my personal economic recovery plan. I'm making progress on my personal goals this year. Wahoo!