Thursday, July 28, 2005
ARG- why can't any descion be easy?? I filed the last of my paperwork for prequalification, now I wait with baited breath to find out if I can get any type of homeloan. I have to keep telling myself that I will get denied, but there is this bubble of hope that lives inside me that the rental years will be over. I have been looking around at places that I could afford based on my monthly payments. And I stumbled across manufactured homes. For 30-50K (or less) I could get a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, fireplace 1600sq ft home. Brand new. Needless to say- I am MORE than tempted by that. I would have to find land of course, unless I bought into a community. But It's better than living in the crime ridden Albany. However, the 2 family in Albany would enable me to rent out half to cover my mortgage. AND in a few years allow me to buy a second home. So which do I do???
I shouldn't even be thinking about the choices before I get the loan- but I can't help it.
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
So I still have a month to go before I have to go back to school. However I am already irritated with the bookstore. I am taking 3 classes this semester- more than I have taken any previously, and I really want to get a head start on the reading. Especially as I am takling another Monsafani class (That's the prof who assigns insane amounts of reading). This class he has assigned 8 books, and I REALLY don't want to try and cram all that in while also studying Latin and normal classwork. So I'd like to take the time I have now to read. However, the bookstore says the books are not in yet and they won't give me the darn list! So How can I go buy the books elsewhere if I don't know what I need? I don't think it's right to not give students the opportunity to find the books elsewhere, especially if they don't have the books in yet.
Monday, July 25, 2005
This weekend was blissful. I don't know any other word to describe it. I arrived at J around 10 on Friday, he was really pleased to see me. We spent the evening just driving around- we went to see what movies were playing, rented a video instead, and showed me a Walmart about 10 mins from his house (This may not seem like a lot to you, but we spent 2 days trying to find it when we were cleaning his house- we must have driven by it about 10 times). I spent the night sleeping in his arms, which I have not been able to do for a long time. Saturday we got up fairly early, he made breakfast (yummy egg and bacon sandwhiches) and we headed out to the beach. We went to Hampton Beach which is about an hour from where he lives now. First we drove around a bit looking at what was there, then we found a parking space, I changed into my swimsuit and we went walking. First down the strip of shops- all the same beach tourist junk. Then we stopped for lunch at a little diner- fresh fish (yummy). Then we walked back along the water holding hands. Jonathan didn't have a suit and he had his jeans on, he had boxers underneath and I kept telling him just to take his pants off, but he refused. He regretted that about 10 seconds later when a rouge wave got him and he got drenched up to his knees. We made sandcastles in the sand, and finished of the day with ice cream. Dinner back at home was supurb (BBQ'd steak and scalloped potatoes) and then I spent another night safe in his arms. I hated leaving on Sunday, but we both have to work today.
He'll be down here this weekend. Seeing him again so soon was not something I expected, but I am looking forward to the visit.
Friday, July 22, 2005
Well the weekend is finally here. It's been a LONG week, and yet it has seemed to fly by. I don't know how that works, but it did. I worked PHut Wed and Thurs so I am utterly brain dead today. But it's "crazy day"- getting confrences together, dealing with the Docs that want results 10 seconds ago before the weekend- I love Friday's. Anyway, I am glad it's the weekend. I am going up to visit Jon in NH, which is the first whole weekend we will have together since he moved. We may hit the beach, and hopefully go hiking so I am excited. It's two less days I have to read the newest Harry Potter (I finally finished #5 last night), but I think he's worth it :D
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Well I finally recieved the new Harry Potter 2 nights ago. I gave in and ordered it from Barnes and Noble thinking that with a 3 day delivery time I would have time to re-read the first 5 before tackling the new one. However- it came Monday- 2 days earlier than I expected. It's sitting on my couch now- staring at me. It calls my name "Read me... reeeaaaddd me." It's hard to resist. I managed to read books 1-3 over the weekend and I start 4 Monday finished yesterday, and am now halfway through 5. Work has become 8 hours of temptation to keep the book in my bag, and tonight is worse as I have to do the pizza hut gig too. Lets hope that I finish 5 tonight so I don't just break down and skip it!
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
So last night my grandmother called me to tell me that My mum has an infection/rash thing and will be out of the hospital in a couple of days. First off I didn't even know she was in the hospital, but that's not what kinda weirded me out. I wanted to call my Dad to see if he had the hospital number to call her, and I realised- I didn't know the phone number. I don't mean that I don't remember the number, because I do, but that I didn't know which parent kept it. Now that they live seperatly who has the old number? And whichever one doesn't, has a new number which I don't even know.
It's kind of freaky to realise that you don't know your own parents phone number. Made me feel a little lost for a while!
Monday, July 18, 2005
I never thought I would be so excited to actually cook something. Tonight I meet my new landlord and he seems to think that my oven is a quick fix which means I will have an oven for the first time since I moved. YES! I can't decide if I will do fish sticks, chicken cordon blue or those oven roast baked beans I had taken out over a month ago when I didn't know my stove was busted. Maybe just for the novelty of cooking I will make all 3 lol. Althought it's so damn hot and humid out that I don't know that I will WANT to turn on the oven when I get home. I don't mind the heat, but this 70-90% humidity is really starting to wear on me.
Friday, July 15, 2005
Well I got a call today from my new landlord. I think things are going to work out fine. He's going to replace the stove, put some sort of flooring in the living room, clean the entire house, and keep my rent the same. I can also opt for a 1 year or a month to month lease. So things are looking MUCH better :D
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Well I did it. I went to my bank today and applied for a home loan. I am almost positive that I won't get it- in fact the bank already called and said that their dept does not do loans to bankrupcies. However they have a partner who does, so I will hear from them some time next week.
Being turned down is expected- but I think I am still going to be disapointed.
Saturday, July 09, 2005
As I said before I just started my fish tank about a week ago. Well this morning I came out to find that one of them died. He was alive last night when I fed them, but was on the bottom of the castle this morning. It was the smallest Mollie I had nicknamed Tag (it had a tag in the tail and he liked to chase the other fishes). I am also worried that one of the red fins is going to go too... he won't eat at all and is hiding behiond the plants. I might stop at the fish store tomorrow and ask what I can do.
On another note- last night I was watching Coyoty Ugly and the main charecture in it reminded me a little of Lyndall. It's mainly in the mouth and the big smile and expressions. I can't wait until I can get home to hang out with her again.
Friday, July 08, 2005
So after I posted about the crappy landlord situation I thought- why DON'T I try and buy a house- all they can say is no right? So I did some calculations and worked out that I can afford around 100K. There are some GREAT pieces of land for sale for less than 20K- I wonder how much one of those manufactured homes cost. There are also some houses (including 2 family places) for sale less than that, but most of them are REALLY run down or in not-so-good neighbourhoods. I don't know that I want to get a place that I will spend the next 50 years fixing. There is one place, a quaint old victorian that looks so nice, although it does need a little TLC (new paint, carpet etc) and the bedrooms have really low ceilings, but it might be good for me. I think I will hit up a bank and see if I can maybe pull something off. Not getting my hopes up though, I can't even get money for school, let alone a house!
Thursday, July 07, 2005
Well this new apartment has turned into a waking nightmare and I am now not sure which place is worse- the one the landlord never responded to our maintenance calls and left us to our own devices or the aprtment with no working stove that was never cleaned and has now been sold.
Yes, my landlord sold the property, and as it takes much longer than a month to close on a house it means that he was in the process of selling it at the same time he was renting it to me. I had become tired of waiting for them to fix the stove so I said I woudl get a new one and take it out of rent, whereby the landlords wife went into a fit screaming that she had tried be nice, but that it was my responisibility to replace it (due to an addendum on the lease I signed that if something happened to them I would be repsonsible, but by law that can't cover something that was broken BEFORE I moved in), and that she had sold the property and I was the "problem" of the new landlord and she was glad she had "let" me out of my lease, and then she said she hopped that they raised my rent.
I only moved in a month ago, so I am understandably upset by the whole deal. A coworker has family that are lawyers and are willing to help me- I am waiting to see what the new landlord does. If they replace my stove and keep my rent the same than I will not kick up a stink- however if they don't replace it or do raise the rent then I will definatly be very upset.
I don't really want to move again- I just finally finished unpacking and I gave my neighbour a LOT of my boxes to use when she moves to Texas in August. I wish that I could just buy a small property and be done with it. Something I could fix up for myself instead of for other people who don't appreciate it. I am so tired of renting!
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