MTX continues in a tolerable status. I get to go four weeks until my next blood draw, which is nice timing. Hard to say how much is side effects of meds and how much is just stress, chaos, food poisoning, and the like.
We had our first meeting with the mortgage planner yesterday. There's some financial stuff we need to do on our side of things - we're in better shape than we thought, but some random things that creep in when life gets crazy need to be sorted out to put our credit report in the best possible structure for loan application. For instance, over the last 15 years of moving and the time where we were maintaining households in both Chicago and Seattle, it has come to pass that my name is no longer on anything that appears on the credit report. Financially, I am completely off the grid, which is not the best place to be when asking a bank to give you lots of money. So we'll run around adding my name to things, move some money around so everything is consolidated and tidy, and generally do the kinds of sorting and cleaning up that you do before a move.
I am pleased that we are in better shape than we thought, and that the things we need to do are straightforward and hopefully easy. I'm pleased that my best guesses about the state of the property we want to buy were pretty accurate. I am not at all pleased that it turns out we do have to move at the end of this month. I was hoping to avoid that, but I knew it was a long shot at best.
We will be living elsewhere at least through Sept, and possibly longer than that. Ideally I hope to keep it to under six months, but right now there is no way to accurately predict that. The temp place we have lined up has a lot to recommend it, which helps sweeten the bitter pill, but it's still stress and financial cost that I would have much rather avoided.
While we plan to use movers and their packing service, there are still a lot of things that need to be packed personally, or at least sorted out so that the packing can be left to professionals. I would very much appreciate any and all help in that direction. There will be a lot of sorting and packing, but very minimal heavy lifting or driving back and forth. Even a couple of hours would be very helpful and welcome. Give me a shout in one of the usual ways if you want to come help.