Well, I got the house. No problems at closing, lots of work to do before I can move in. I was a bit worried that it would be too dark, but now that all the frumpy old-person blinds and stuff are taken out, and we've done some cleaning (thanks, Maggie!) it's reasonably light and is starting to feel like a place I can live.

Closing on a house is to me feels a lot like flying to Europe alone -- get up early, make sure you have all your documentation in order, make sure you're on time, say hi to someone at the desk, and to someone who's your inadvertent companion in all this, then some pain, and then everything is different.