Well, let me amend that statement. With HUD, they let you in the house, then take the keys away and destroy them. It's up to you to change the locks. So at 6:30 last night, Ben and our realtor went to the new house, the realtor let Ben in, and Ben, using the worst flashlight I've ever seen (my cell phone screen emits more light than this thing), put a new doorknob and deadbolt into the front door. He decided to put the other handles on the other doors later. :)
I went this morning to plant some bulbs, so I actually WENT INSIDE THE HOUSE ON MY OWN, without a realtor, and took pictures of the front room for you, like I promised.
This is what it looks like from the front door if you look left:
The west window:
I brought my haul...
As far as moving date, we're still not sure. We just got the water turned on, and the utilities will be turned on today, so now we just have to get the leaky faucet in the kitchen fixed and sweep, mop, and vacuum before we can move in. I'm thinking maybe a few days?