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."