We were almost jinxed on the purchase of our new home. Our earnest money check was lost for two and one half weeks before we even knew it. We worried someone else would buy the house while we dealt with the loss. Since the funds for the earnest money had to be certified funds we couldn't stop payment on the check unless we paid $125 for a bond to insure the loss. What? We didn't loose the priority envelope with the check the post office did. Our real estate agent sent the check with the standard $50 insurance which doesn't cover the cost of the bond not to mention us driving down to Atlanta to deliver the check. We didn't want to risk sending the check in the mail again which was suggested. The reimbursement for the $50 can't be submitted for 21 days to the post office.
After much grumbling we paid the $125 for the bond and got a new check and hand delivered it to Atlanta. All is back on track but we lost that two and half weeks of time. We may not be in the house before the Christmas holidays but things are looking up again. Above you see a view from the deck of our soon to be new home. Stay tuned for more details coming soon. Thanks for all of your well wishes and comments.