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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Zero Four

It's here!!

Actually, we don't have it in hand yet, but we have it from reliable inside super-secret sources that the kablan has it!

For those readers Stateside, the "04," also known as "the key," is the transfer of title from the builder to the buyer.

After over a year of anticipation, hair-pulling, agonizing, money-juggling and paying too much rent, we're finally getting into our new place!!

I'm not looking forward to moving--it's always a pain to pack. I'm not looking forward to the headache of changing the phones, getting the utilities in our name, changing the teudat zehut.

I AM looking forward to finally being in my own home with, as Maureen O'Hara put it so aptly in The Quiet Man, "with all of my own things around me." I'm looking forward to paying ONLY the mortgage instead of both mortgage and rent (again, for the Statesiders, when you buy, you start paying the mortgage immediately, never mind you can't move into the place for 14 months!).

I'm looking forward to being settled.

And given Olmert's most recent posture on Givat Ze'ev, French Hill, Gilo and Ma'aleh Adumim, I'm glad I'm "settling" in Har Homa.

I'm sure that my neighborhood is under discussion also. If Olmert-The-Idiot is willing to "negotiate" Gilo, he's probably willing to negotiate Har Homa.

I'm an NRA member. The most famous saying of the NRA* is "You'll get my gun when you pry it out of my cold, dead fingers." I feel much the same way about my home.

It looks like we'll be homeward bound shortly, and moved in and "settled" by the end of October.

Happy New Year, indeed!

*but absolutely the best and most accurate NRA saying is this one: "A man with a gun is a citizen; a man without a gun is a subject."

5 Comments:

Blogger SuperRaizy said...

Congratulations!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 2:07:00 PM GMT+3  
Anonymous Safranit said...

B'Shaah Tova!!!!

Do you need the name of a mover? We were very happy with ours.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 2:45:00 PM GMT+3  
Blogger aliyah06 said...

superraizy--Thank you!! We are so excited!

Safranit--thank you! Yes, we're taking recommendations. We have one guy coming tonight to give us an estimate (he moved our daughter) but its always nice to have more "good names."

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 3:36:00 PM GMT+3  
Anonymous westbankmama said...

Great news!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 12:19:00 PM GMT+3  
Blogger RR said...

That's great news, congrats! Good luck on the move, hope it isn't too stressful!

Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 2:55:00 PM GMT+3  

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