Settlement went through with no problems today, so we now own a house in Ballarat!
We’re going to pick up the keys tomorrow morning, before we go to our appointment at the high school. Once we’re finished there we will grab something for lunch and call Benita, as she and the little kids are going to be our first visitors (in a house that has absolutely nothing in it). I have packed a shopping bag with toilet paper, soap, plastic cups, a notebook, pen and measuring tape to take with us, so that we can measure a couple of the rooms and decide what furniture goes where, and direct the movers that way on Monday.
Yesterday Soren randomly came up and gave me a hug and said to me cheerfully, “A hug a day keeps the sadness away.”