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Buyer: Beverly GBenyamin, Lorens Y Benyamin $57,500 on Dec. 15, 1992 ...
DECEMBER 15, 1992???
The first thing that crossed my mind when I read that date was, thats Jen's birthday! Then I remembered what I was reading, and started laughing, oh yeah, the closing earlier in that day.
I THOUGHT I SHOULD SHARE THE STORY OF WHEN I SCREAMED AT THE TITLE LADY SHE WAS MY LAST DUCK!
While I was pregnant, my hubby (who had dropped out of high school to work full time), went back to school and got his GED. I took Assyrian language classes at the local college to the delight of my in-laws because I wanted to pass some of my husbands language down to our children (which didn't happen, but I tried). And we were buying our first house (actually a very small town house).
I had been ordered to be on complete bed rest since October 15th when I went into pre term labor. I was so excited the day of closing that I would get to leave the house. I HAD BEEN IN BED FOR 2 STRAIGHT MONTHS. I felt sure the baby was fine, secure and wanted her mama to get out and get some fresh air.
Around lunchtime I had some cramping while I was moving around getting ready but I didn't think it was any big deal.
So what I HEARD her say was SHE WAS THE REASON FOR THE AWFUL SMELL AND SHE WANTED A SLAP.
I said, "I'VE GOT ALL MY DUCKS IN A ROW THAT I NEED IN A ROW TO HAVE THIS BABY. YOU'RE THE LAST DUCK! I'm in labor and I am NOT leaving this room until I'm a homeowner. So you better start handing me papers to sign unless you know how to cut the cord!"
Lorens stood up and said "Ok, my wife is in labor, we're having a baby, we've got to go!" I said "OH, HELL NO! I'M NOT LEAVING UNTIL WE ARE HOMEOWNERS!"
Everyone was FINALLY quiet, doing their jobs. It only took about 30 minutes to get through all the paperwork after that. Title lady left the room to make sure there was no other paperwork being faxed over that we needed to sign.
We celebrated for about 10 seconds, they wished us luck and then I remember thinking, OK, thats nice, but these contractions are less than 10 minutes apart and it was getting harder to talk during them and I felt the need to lay down. We needed to get to the hospital NOW.
As Lorens drove through what was now, of course, rush hour traffic, I complained non-stop. "I haven't left the damn house in 2 months. This was going to be our fun day. We were SUPPOSE to have a special celebration dinner after closing! You promised me! I was going to get to choose the restaurant for once! Now I'm going to be eating hospital food tonight! And I don't have my special "I'm in labor, time to go to the hospital bag" with me! Just my luck, or lack thereof."
When we finally got to the hospital we found out I was indeed, in active labor and the baby was coming. Just a few hours later, at 7:12pm, on the very same day we closed on our very first home, our very first child, Jennifer, was born. She was 1 week early, but perfect.