I got a call on Thursday night (Oct 1st) saying the final approval went through and I could probably close Friday or Monday. I get so excited, but I have learned not to get my hopes up. Friday I get the news that no, I can't close Fri or Mon, the earliest I might be able to close is Wednesday.
So after being on this emotional roller coaster of ups and downs, I decided to just go ahead back home (I arrived back in Atlanta yesterday) and let my dad close on it for me. I didn't want to keep staying there and Wednesday come and they run into another problem and say I have to wait longer. With purchasing a house, you never know what kind of a curve ball you are going to get thrown at you.
I told them I would close on the 13th, 2 days before my extension runs out. This way I don't have to pay a mortgage on top of rent except for the last 2 weeks of October. This will make up for the money I had to fork out for the extension.
The new closing date is October the 13th at 11.00am. We will see.