As of noon on Friday, July 30th the house is ours! The past 2 weeks have been jammed packed with renovations, including, but definitely not limited too cleaning (lots and lots of cleaning), painting, ripping up carpets, laying flooring, replacing doors, knocking out walls and hanging gutters.
Saturday with the help of a ton of friends and family we loaded everything up and officially moved in. It wasn't (and still isn't) pretty, but we're in and it's ours!
It hasn't been and easy process, and it still isn't. Tuesday a cop showed up at our door looking for the previous owner to serve her papers. And tonight we came home to our back door all busted up with our locks replaced with new ones, complete with a lock box. It was too late in the day to come to a definite conclusion, but it looks like something slipped through the cracks with the bank who held the previous mortgage and it got sent to foreclosure. Just something else to deal with.
Stay tuned for a bunch of before pictures, just a warning, it's not for the weak of heart. :-)