Saturday, June 24, 2006
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Just scratching my head
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
UPDATE: It's about an hour later now and guess what.... no closing for this week. They set it up for next Thursday... my birthday. I'm not going to hold my breathe for that date either... it's taken so long already! So right now I'm not in a good mood.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
The movie I saw was RV. It was hilarious, everyone thought so. This was the second movie in three nights, as we went to see The Lake House Friday for our anniversary. Although I knew it was a chic flick I decided to tough it out for my wife's sake. I ended up bawling my head off cause it was so touching........yeah right. LOL Actually even my wife thought it was a little drawn out. I was hoping that with the element of time displacement that it might have some redeeming qualities, but alas it fell short. However, I would recommend RV to everyone who enjoys a good laugh.
On another front, we didn't go to closing on our land purchase Friday like we were supposed to. The reason given was that the title company wasn't through with the title search, or something like that. My wife and I both changed our work schedules around to accommodate the Friday closing deadline, and I took a vacation this coming week to work on the property. Now I don't know when the closing will happen....if ever. It seems the title people are taking their time because there is a lawsuit involving the sellers and the people who bought the property next to ours. I guess they want to make sure everything is free and clear so as to not run into the same problem those people had, which, as I understand, is that there was a mix up on the property boundaries and the people started building their house on the wrong parcel. Now they have a half-finished house sitting on land that's not theirs.... that would stink.
Friday, June 16, 2006
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
What the Heck
Actually my last post was aimed at my new neighbors, and not in the kindliest of manners. I won't rewrite everything, but anyone who has lived next door to a string of renters from hell might have an idea what I have to put up with, considering our houses are so close that the eaves on the roofs overlap. My current neighbor gave me further cause for concern when I found out they were smoking pot a couple of nights ago... in a house full of kids. This has been a problem a few times before. The last people over there were nice enough, but there would suddenly be cars coming and going all day on certain days - always parking in the alley and never out front. They would even park on our garage slab(no garage left, just the concrete floor) while they went inside to 'visit'. It didn't take long to figure they were selling the stuff out of their house. I won't go into a lot about the new neighbors other than to say I'm keeping a worrisome eye on them. There are indications things could get volatile if the wrong situations arose.
Over the last year I've really started to worry about things like being falsely accused of something, ever since the very thing happened to a friend of mine and I saw the hell he was put through. He is a well respected, well liked person who I have known for about fifteen years, and all it took was a disturbed woman to say that he came to her house and tried to attack and rob her for his reputation to be shattered. His name was put in the paper (although hers never was) and he was suspended from his job of 25 years until it was resolved. In the end there was a trial where there was no evidence whatsoever except her word against his. The case was dismissed, but not before the judge stated that he thought my friend was "probably guilty"??!! That really instills in me a lot of trust in our judicial system! The notion of "innocent until proven guilty" has really gone out the window.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
We're waiting for the appraiser from the loan company to look at our land and give the ok to go ahead with the loan. We're supposed to go to closing next Friday.... I'm hoping nothing will go wrong. It seems funny to think how excited I am to be getting this land. When I grew up on the farm we had about 85 acres, so 7 acres of land mostly on a hill wouldn't have been a big deal at all. We had hay fields similar in size and I never thought that they could be anything other than hay fields, but I look at this property and see all sorts of possibilities. Since I've been living in town so long I guess I have an itch to get back to nature.