My life has been in a perpetual state of rushing around followed by waiting. I'm not complaining, just sharing.
Obviously with buying a house it seems like every step falls into this pattern. The various folks working toward our closing will tell us they need something, which we in turn run around to get, and then wait for what seems like forever for confirmation that things are good and we're moving onto to the next item on their list. It's definitely been a learning process and apart from some obstacles, has been relatively stress-free.
First we had the surprise news that we needed to vacate our rental, which was eased when we found "the" house in our very next Saturday search. Then we had some pre-approval hiccups, which were resolved in a way neither of us expected. Our closing date was set for a week before our lease ends and we just heard that we only have to pay for rent up until the day we're completely moved out and ready to do our walk-through, even if that comes before the established lease end date. The Lord is good and he's shown that over and over again during this time.