Closing date!!!

Things got a little exciting around here in Radiance Land!   We have been waiting and waiting since January and today finally got the clear to close on Radiance Manor!    We had heard last month that it might be getting close, but we were trying not to to get any hopes up since this is glacial bank speed we are talking about.   I was getting a bit upset because we hadn’t gotten the new extension yet and it had expired at the end of July.  Then we got the call this morning.

Damn  – did that seem like a long time to anyone else?


Closing date is next Thursday – 7 days from now!   Wait, wait, wait forever and now full speed ahead!   That’s kind of what I expected would happen.

Here is a video of our soon to be back yard when John and I were creeping around a couple weeks ago.

Lots and lots of potential here!   SQUEEEE!

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38 thoughts on “Closing date!!!

  1. deb

    Thats what you want when you get a house don’t you? Potential!!!! And i see lots of it here.
    Congrats Lori! Squeeeee!!!! 🙂 Hugs! deb

  2. Bonnie

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! How exciting, so much space in the backyard and the house looks big and lots of windows, so exciting!!

  3. Kathy W.

    Wow, I am SO EXCITED for you!! Congratulations, and happy bday to John!

    better start digging up those flowers!!

  4. Lisa

    Finally!! So glad it’s working out for you guys. I’m excited to see what you end up doing with it. But this video made me realize you’ll be giving up your beautiful garden! I guess the fun will be starting over, right?

    1. Lori Post author

      I will miss the garden I created terribly, but I will be taking some of the plants and I can make my personal garden haven in this back yard. It will take years, but that’s part of the enjoyment of gardening.

  5. Kim

    HOORAY!!! So super excited for you!!! I can’t wait to see what all you end up doing with that amazing back yard!!!

  6. debby

    I’m so excited for you I can hardly stand it! It really does look like a manor house! And the yard is beautiful. It looks like its got a nice combo of sun and shade. And A nice fence too. It will be so much fun to watch all your changes! Congratulations. Patience paid off!

  7. Shelley B

    It took almost as long to close on the house as it would to have a baby…so congratulations, you and John had a bouncing baby house! So, so happy for you guys!

    1. Lori Post author

      That’s exactly what I said to John “We could have had a baby during that time”. Good thing we didn’t 😀

  8. Kim

    I’m excited to see what you’ll create with that back yard. The house looks huge. I forgot, is there a separate building for John or will the business be in the house?

    1. Lori Post author

      The basement is a walkout basement, which you can see in that video. It’s really large (finished, too) and that is where he will have the business.

  9. Helen

    Shelley’s comment just slayed me dead.

    HUGE congratulations to the two of you – now we’re all looking forward to the rehab posts!

  10. Ali @ Peaches and Football


    I saw the post title and squealed a little. So soon?? I can’t believe it! Is it weird I watched your video 4 times? What fun! The brick patio full of your flowering pots, the different flower beds transformed… I could even see you planting those runner trellis flowers up the chain-link fence too.

    And all the fun inside renovation projects – it’s going to be so much fun reading along as you fix it up.

    Congratulations to you both!! <3

  11. L

    I have NO DOUBT you are going to make this space come alive, Lori. Woohoo, looking forward to the next step in this journey for you. I will be remembering you and John, come Thursday.

  12. mary mcmahon

    Oh, Lori, I’m so excited for you and John. I guess you will have to remember this elation when you are knee-deep in fix-it projects! Congrats! mary in cincinnati

  13. Dawn

    I’m so excited for you Lori 🙂 what a nice backyard too 🙂 can’t wait to see all the changes you make there 🙂

  14. Susan june

    What a beautiful backyard and the surrounding neighbor hood looks gorgeous as well. You imagination must be running riot with thoughts of all the wonderful thongs you can’t grow here.

  15. Fran

    I am so happy for you both, you have waited so long!

    Congratulations and many many happy years in your new home.

  16. Leah

    Oh, I’m so happy for you!!!!!! 😀 What a beautiful place. I know you’ll make it look even lovelier after you move in.

  17. Jeannie/Qlts2Slo

    Woohoooo! Finally, finally some great news! Can’t wait to see you guys breathe life into it.

  18. Kathy Ditmore

    I haven’t been keeping up with your posts, but I am always wondering if you have a closing date yet. I’m scrolled through and found this post and I am so EXCITED for you!!! This is wonderful news! Congrats!!!

  19. Kathy Ditmore

    I haven’t been keeping up with your posts, but I am always wondering if you have a closing date yet. I scrolled quickly through and found this post and I am so EXCITED for you!!! This is wonderful news! Congrats!!!

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