Our four-day stint of homelessness is over. We closed on purchase of our new home outside of Floyd at 10 a.m. today.

As closings go, this was one of the quickest and most plainless of our too-many transactions of either buying or selling a home. We were in and out of attorney Helen Spence’s office in 30 minutes.

We stopped for a late breakfast at Waffle House, paid our personal property taxes at the Floyd County Courthouse and then drove to our new home.

Part of today’s plan included the ceremonial removal of the “For Sale” sign in front of the property but Jennifer Sowers of Tim and Amy Hudson’s Real Estate firm took the signs down right after our final walk-through on Thursday. So we settled on a toast with some sparkling cider.

As promised by Citizens, the phones worked when we arrived. After we unpacked the TV and Tivo and hooked both up to the satellite inputs built into the home, a quick call to DirecTV had the television working in about 15 minutes.

Then it was off to Roanoke to look at furniture, window treatments, flooring and God-knows-what else.