Work went by really fast because I was leaving at 12 and I wanted to get all of my new emails answered. It was just one request after another but I managed to complete all of the most urgent things and still leave on time. Driving to the house only took 20 minutes without traffic. Everything looked fine. The weeds are getting very tall. Bad news is that we couldn't find any keys for the gates. There are 2 gates and they both have locks on them. My realtor is going to ask if there are keys. If not I will need to buy or borrow some bolt cutters. I suppose a locksmith would have bolt cutters maybe? I should probably change the locks. These little expenses are sure adding up.
After that I stopped at the bank (which is 3 minutes away. Everything is so close!) and got the BIG check to take to the title company. I followed my realtor over and then signed a stack of papers. I had seen all of the papers ahead of time so I was already familiar with them which certainly made the process easier.
While we were sitting there someone brought in a fax from one of the banks that owns the house (I can't remember which one) and it said that we had more time to get the money together. Everyone was optimistic that we would get the loan funding by Wednesday though so we don't expect to need an extension. The person at the title company said that the property will be recorded in my name on the same day that the loan is funded so I should get the keys on Wednesday.
Now the only problem is that the electric company needs to get in to the backyard to read the meter on Wednesday but I might not be able to leave a gate open for them. Hopefully they will find the gate keys for me and if not maybe my realtor can go let the electric company in to the backyard for me. Compared to all the other problems I have had with this home buying process keys for the gate seem really minor right now.