Then we went to the real estate lawyer's office in Wilmington. Signed all the paperwork and handed over a cashier's check with lots of digits. Because I didn't need a mortgage, my part of the paperwork took only about 5 minutes. Then the lawyer explained a couple of things about the title and home warranty. The seller handed over the keys for the house and shed. And that was pretty much it. From zero to 100% owner in less than half an hour!
I'd packed 3 boxes of stuff for this trip. So I drove it all over to the house and started unpacking. Also cleaned the countertops and cabinets with wet rags because there was some construction dust. In the evening, I took a look at the nearby Wawa store. Surprisingly, gas there is lower than the New Jersey average and only 4 cents higher than the cheap gas I got in Runnemede the day before. Definitely going to like this.
Then I went on a short geocaching spree, which still ended up being quite a number of geocaches anyway. Dinner was at Pinang Asian Cuisine, a Malaysian restaurant in northern Newark that I found on Yelp just the day before. Of course, I didn't expect the food to be as good as what I had in Flushing Chinatown but I thought they did well enough. It's certainly better than Rasa Sayang in Wilmington, which I'd reviewed on a previous trip. Service was very good. The manager himself made sure I had everything I needed. I had curry mee with young tofu and roti canai.