Tonight I was having dinner with my former neighbor. The phone rang, a number I didn't recognize. I wasn't going to answer it, but thought better of it and decided to. Boy, am I glad I did. It was our loan processor calling to let us know our loan was approved! We weren't expecting confirmation until closer to the end of the month, so it was a big surprise.
This won't push our schedule up at all, but that's ok. Our PM will be on vacation from Christmas until the first of the year. Tentatively, we are scheduled to meet with him on January 6th, and we may break ground that week! Things are moving along nicely.