As of noon today, Mr Pict and I are once again home owners.
In ten months, I have gone from box-fresh immigrant to home owner. Not bad.
Mr Pict has done a sterling job of navigating the uncharted waters of the very alien US home buying system. Goodness it is labyrinthine compared to both the English and Scottish systems. Our realtor has had to talk us through it all like baby steps. Even some of the language is unfamiliar. Escrow has now been added to my vocabulary.
But we did it: we now own a house that will be our home.