Friday, August 19, 2005

Running Towards Home 

Don't want to jinx anything, or let my fragile heart hope too much, lest something go horribly, annoyingly wrong at the eleventh hour. After all, look at how long it took me to find a job.

But without going into too much detail, let me just say that it's beginning to look like sometime Tuesday we'll be ready to play "name that price" on the home of our dreams.

At which point, in even the best of circumstances, a very long process begins that a) makes buying a car look like picking up a pack of gum for exact change, and b) will result in our being broke for perpetuity.

It took a while to get here. Eight months, if you count from the day the Head of School called me into his office and downsized my ass; two and change if you only number the days since the four of us -- infant, smallchild, spouse and hero -- moved all our worldly possessions from school housing to a storage unit and walked off head-high into the sunset. A month of househunting, a week of missing the credit rating bar until we found a mortgage broker who could cover us; no matter how you count it, we've been Kerouacking it for far too long.

But if it works, as Darcie says, by Thanksgiving we'll have something to be truly thankful for. And I'm not just talking about finally having a reason to buy a riding lawn mower, though let me tell you, I'm really looking forward to small vehicular purchases that accompany homeownership. Mmmm...snowblower.

In all seriousness, I don't think I've ever been so nervous in all my life. Bargaining and negotiating give me anxiety attacks, and the stakes are so high; we've come so far, are we overdue for disaster again? I want it to work, and of course I want the sellers to go insane and accept a truly low bid (say, fifteen percent under asking price), but really, I can accept anything but an absolute no at this point.

Really, I just want it to be finally over.

Oh, God, please let this be the last of it. We've been wandering so long, I feel like Moses.

(The manna's not bad, though.)

posted by boyhowdy | 10:25 PM |

Comments:
Hang in their with the house-buy, Boyhowdy. Just remember that this part isn't a speedbump, it is a step. Buying a house marries you to new complexities, expenses, and headaches, but the walls around you are good things to be in command of.
 
When Tony and I went to our house closing I had to leave school early. As I walked out of class one of my students said, "I hope you get a good one Ms. Everett."

I think it really hit me that we were grown-ups and homeowners when we wrote a $20,000 check to my parents (they helped cover the downpayment).

I can't wait to hear all about your new home (and job).
 
Like to see more posts
I’m running a affordable web design service site. It pretty much covers affordable web design service related stuff.
If you have time please visit my site/blog.
Thanks.
 
Hi, I like your blog!. I have a blog about used camper in iowa.
Stop by and check it out sometime at used camper in iowa
 
Hey, interesting!
Visit my site too, relating to average credit score site. It pretty much covers average credit score and other related stuff.
Check it out later :-)
 
Hey nice site. If your interested in having help wiht your design, then visit free web site design for more info.
 
Hey, good stuff!
I have a improve credit score site. It pretty much covers improve credit score related stuff.
Check it out later :-)
 
Great Blog! I was searching for "credit repair law", and found you!

Thanks for the posts. Keep up the good work.

If you get the time try my Credit Repair site and get a free Credit Repair Report!
 
This is the kind of site I've been looking for. Definitely bookmarkable! If you get a chance, can you check out florida mortgage . I'm fairly new to building websites, and would value any opinions
on my florida mortgage site.
 
I have a beauty salon newark site. It pretty much covers beauty salon newark related stuff. Check it out if you get time :-)
 
Great Blog! Ilike it.But here you can find woman looking for sexTake a look if you have a minute. Thanks and have a good one!
 
Nice Blog! Its great how useful the internet can be with its wealth of information. I will try and visit you blog on a regular basis to help you out.

If you want any Gas Saving Tips feel free to visit gas prices europe

See ya soon.. :)
 
Great information on your site folks. I also am working on a credit repair attorney company site. I'll bookmark yours if you bookmark mine. You can find it at credit repair attorney company.
Again, nice site folks...I'll be baak...:)
 
Cool blog! If you get a chance you may want to visit this natural penis enlargement website, it is very cool.
 
Great Blog! Ilike it.I have Site where you can Find sex partnerTake a look if you have a minute. Thanks and have a good one!
 
Real Estate Investors......You Are Shortchanging Yourself If You Are Just Doing "Fix And Flips", Foreclosures Or Renting Properties And All Of The Other Things That The Popular "GURUS" Are Telling You To Do.

Let Me Explain Why......

Click Here For More
Information


Real Estate Investor
 
Real Estate investors........ Are You Sick Of The "UGLY HOUSE", "Fix And Flip" Or Rental Property Game And All Of The Headaches That Come With It?

Click Here For More
Information


foreclosureworld
 
This Is The Way SMART Real Estate Investors Make Their Money..... And It's NOT With "UGLY HOUSE" Rhabs Or Foreclosues And Short Sales

Click Here For More
Information


scottscheel
 
heh cool blog you have here!

I noticed you have a nice blog, read all of your links kept me interested for a good time! well done :)

Thanks for a good read instead of some of the other stuff people post here!
 
Great Blog! Ilike it.But here you can find woman looking for sexTake a look if you have a minute. Thanks and have a good one!
 
I found your site on bad credit mortgage quite useful. I also have a site about bad credit mortgage that you may find useful also. Please feel free to check it out and let me know what you think
 
Informative post. Take a look at my credit site ( http://mortgage.27days27gurus.com/ ) f you can. Thanks annual credit report
 
Rhodiola Rosea is the latest natural remedy to join the arsenal of natural anxiety and stress (stress) reducers.

Rhodiola Rosea, also known as Golden Root, is a native plant of arctic Siberia. For centuries it has been used by eastern European and Asian cultures for physical endurance, work productivity, longevity, resistance to high altitude sickness, and to treat fatigue, depression, anemia, impotence, gastrointestinal ailments, infections, and nervous system disorders.

The first recorded medicinal applications of rodia riza (renamed Rhodiola Rosea) was made by the Greek physician, Dioscorides, in 77 C.E. in 'De Materia Medica'. Rhodiola Rosea has been included in official Russian medicine since 1969.

Despite its long history, the Western world has only recently become aware of the health benefits of Rhodiola Rosea. It has come to the attention of many natural health practitioners because of studies which tested its affects on combating anxiety and stress.

Rhodiola Rosea is considered an adaptogen. This means it has an overall stabilizing effect on the body without disrupting other functions. Its ability to normalize hormones may be effective for treating depression and anxiety.

Studies of Rhodiola Rosea show that it stimulates neurotransmitters and enhances their effects on the brain. This includes the ability for the brain to process serotonin which helps the body to adapt to stress.

Since adaptogens improve the body's overall ability to handle stress, it has been studied to identify it's effects on biological, chemical and physical stress.

A study was performed to test the effects of Rhodiola Rosea when stress or stress is caused by intense mental work (such as final exams). Such tests concluded that using Rhodiola Rosea improved the amount and quality of work, increasing mental clarity and reducing the effects of fatigue.

The effects of Rhodiola Rosea have also been tested on stress and anxiety from both physical and emotional sources. A report by the American Botanical Council states that "Most users find that it improves their mood, energy level, and mental clarity." They also report on a study that indicated Rhodiola Rosea could increase stress tolerance while at the same time protecting the brain and heart from the physical affects of stress.

This report included details of studies which highlight the overall health benefits of Rhodiola Rosea.

The generally recommended dose is 200-600mg/day. The active properties should be a minimum 0.8 percent salidroside and 3 percent rosavin.

It is important for consumers to know that Rhodiola may be sold using other species that do not share the properties of Rhodiola Rosea, stress, or at ineffective strengths for treatment. Anyone with depression or anxiety should also check with a health professional when treating these symptoms.

stress
 
This is a good post. I have a site about real estate developer please look at it if you can.
 
Hi Thanks for your interesting blog. I also have a blog/site, covering free from home job work
related stuff. Feel free to visit my free from home job work
site.
 
I think you're right on track and not many people are willing to admit that they share your views. hdtv lol lost s02e02 vtv is an AWESOME place to discuss LOST.
 
great blog. I have found another informative site with information on scottsdale real estate school at scottsdale real estate school
 
Advertising your For Sale By Owner or time share listing here is more effective than advertising in Homes For Sale By Owner in newspaper or real estate publications. They also offer increased exposure to your listing by achieving higher traffic world wide via various internet marketing techniques.
 
Hello, this is a great blog on bad credit personal loan, Please visit my site when you get a chance at http://www.loanofficial.com
 
the World Wide Web is home to a great number of marketing opportunities that you could avail of,
 
Post a Comment
coming soon
now listening
tinyblog
archives
about
links
blogs
quotes