Ok, folks, here's the update:
Our VA appraisal went well, we came in 10k over what we are purchasing the house for, so yipee!!!!!
I guess the house went through probate court at the beginning of this week. I guess it went good and we are waiting until the beginning of next week for the formal decree to be given to us.
The seller has also removed the asbestos tiles from the basement.
Last I heard from our mortgage originator, we are in great shape for the loan.
So everything looks like its on track! This weekend we are going to be moving most of our stuff to storage and/or Mom and Dad's house because next weekend we are out of our apartment! I can't begin to express how excited I am to be getting out of that place. The management team for the past 2 years has left a lot to be desired. Fortunately for everyone that still lives there, it appears to be under new management. Hopefully they are better than the last group! (To be fair, there were a few good eggs, but there was one super stinky egg... there's an Easter reference for ya).
Anyway, onward and upward!