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I *almost* had to post the head-explodingly rageful follow-up entry of "Ha HAH, do not count your wire transactions until they are deposited!"

Which is to say, at 3:00 this afternoon, 8 hours after my wire transfer was initiated, I was going back and forth on the phone between Competent Ameritrade Guy and Competent Bank Lady, both of them saying "Uhh . . . well, it really should have come in by now. If it's not there by now? I--don't know, but that's not good." C.A.Guy almost lost his Competence badge by saying at one point, "Yeah, if it hasn't deposited by now, I'd be a little concerned," and I give myself bonus points for not screaming back "WHY THANK YOU FOR TELLING ME, OTHERWISE I WOULD HAVE HAD NO IDEA I SHOULD BE A LITTLE CONCERNED JUST BECAUSE ALL MY MONEY HAS VAPORIZED INTO THE AETHER."

(A thing I learned today! If you have a wire transfer going between one account and another? Say, an Ameritrade account and your local neighborhood credit union? It doesn't just go from point A to point B -- it has to make a scenic side excursion through the freakin' FEDERAL RESERVE. Which is probably why the whole thing took eight hours.)

Anyway! At 3:15, I made one last despondent call to Competent Bank Lady, who said "Hang on -- let me check again -- hey, it just came through! Three minutes ago! It's deposited!"

I whooped, and then I *burned rubber* to the bank, and got the cashiers check, and *burned rubber* to the title company office (OMG, I didn't even mention the truly awesome escrow/title company lady, who soothed my anxieties, and let me go ahead and do all the paper signing even though I didn't have the check, and laughed and laughed at my bitter snarkiness about Ameritrade.)

So -- papers are signed, check is in, I get the keys on Wednesday, and our long national closing nightmare is over. Deep thanks to everyone who has listened to my ceaseless tedious core-dumpings of anxiety and angst, and posted encouraging supportive comments -- I should reply to you all, but right now I have a rendezvous with a nice bottle of champagne.

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Date: 2009-09-14 11:43 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2009-09-14 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] panisdead.livejournal.com
YAY!! That is awesome!

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Date: 2009-09-14 11:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gattagrigia.livejournal.com
Whew - congratulations on finally finishing this marathon! I'm so glad you will soon be ensconced in a comfortable, charming bungalow, and that you are staying in the Pacific North Wet!

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Date: 2009-09-14 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vagabondage.livejournal.com

I toast you with my ginger ale!

I wish you many happy years in your new home!


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Date: 2009-09-15 12:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dine.livejournal.com

so glad to hear your good news - I hope you and your bottle of champagne enjoy a lovely evening

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Date: 2009-09-15 12:06 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] beledibabe.livejournal.com


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Date: 2009-09-15 12:11 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] octette
yay, congratulations!!! i'm so glad for you that it all worked out. :)


Date: 2009-09-15 12:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lapillus
And well deserved rendezvous it is :)

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Date: 2009-09-15 12:25 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] akite.livejournal.com
You SO deserve that bottle of champange. Sorry, I don't have a champange icon, the beer one will just have to do. I'm so happy that you got your house today, and so sorry there was so much stress attached to it.

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Date: 2009-09-15 12:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kadymae.livejournal.com
I will raise a glass to you tonight.

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Date: 2009-09-15 12:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heresluck
FUCK YEAH. I'm having a glass of red myself just now and have raised it in honor of your change in status.

Keys on Wednesday! Whee!

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Date: 2009-09-15 01:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laurashapiro.livejournal.com

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Date: 2009-09-15 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kassrachel.livejournal.com

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Date: 2009-09-15 01:41 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] the-shoshanna.livejournal.com
Yay! Enjoy your champagne and your NEW HOUSE! That you OWN!

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Date: 2009-09-15 01:53 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] giglet.livejournal.com
Congratulations on having survived closing! (Also, on now owning a house, but really -- I know from bitter bitter experience just which one is the most stressful.)

Champagne and dreams of pleasant domesticity!


Date: 2009-09-15 01:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taverymate.livejournal.com
Fantastic news! Though I imagine you won't fully exhale until Wednesday when you have keys in your hand as proof positive, try to snatch a breath now and then. *g*

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Date: 2009-09-15 02:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nestra.livejournal.com

(Soon you will have house-owning angst. *g* But don't think about that now.)

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Date: 2009-09-15 02:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] codyne
Congratulations, you homeowner, you!

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Date: 2009-09-15 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagasvoice.livejournal.com
Congrats on *completing* the transaction. Just asn a genral FYI, transfers between banks and Paypal and a lot of other things all go through tehr eserve too. It took a moderately competent Paypal guy to explain that a critical delay of five days was due to that.

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Date: 2009-09-15 03:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rhi
All I can say is, Congratulations on the house!

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Date: 2009-09-15 04:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blacksquirrel.livejournal.com
Yay! I'm so glad everything came through! *pops champagne*

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Date: 2009-09-15 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] j-bluestocking.livejournal.com
Hooray! Your saga reminds me of my frustrated efforts to take my money out of my old bank (http://j-bluestocking.livejournal.com/114193.html). I now accept that urgent transfers of money will take about... oh, a month.

But you prevailed! Congratulations, oh woman soon to have a garden! I hope there will be pictures...

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Date: 2009-09-15 06:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flambeau.livejournal.com
House! You have a house! *twirls you*

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Date: 2009-09-15 08:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buddleia.livejournal.com
Oh GOD. But you own a house now! Enjoy your champagne!


Date: 2009-09-15 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rattlecatcher.livejournal.com
You haz house! You can haz home!

And maybe - just maybe - you can have a moment of peace and quiet in which you may imagine everything dealing with money just going back to the pit of hellfire from whence it all came.

Oh, and congratulations, homeowner! :)

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Date: 2009-09-15 07:14 pm (UTC)

Huzzah! A house of your own!

Date: 2009-09-23 08:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kormantic.livejournal.com
Congratulations, Miss Kat! Let us know when you're having your house warming so we can bring you something fancy!


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