October 02, 2007
First Day of Chez Moi
I have a true tale of horror. Please look away now as this story is not for the faint of heart.
I thought I would be buying a new house last week. After a few false starts, I thought I had things set up, even after the original five percent down jumped to ten percent. Then the mortgage company pulled the plug on me on the day of the closing. It gets worse from here . . .
I had told the person that I was renting from that I was moving out on September 29th. My lease could not be extended because he had already set up rent with a new tenant. I ended up taking a day off from work to try and find a new place to rent as soon as possible. In the thirty years since I last had to look for a rental place, I found that it was not enough to have the money, everyone wanted credit and reference checks, prolonging the process. I ended up staying at a hotel for a few days. I do have a new place that I am moving into today. It will be a few days before I can write on a regular basis.
I should be able to post steadily again by the end of this week if all goes well. I won't have furniture, as it is still in storage in Florida, but I should have internet and my trusty laptop which does double duty, for communications and watching DVDs.
Posted by peter at October 2, 2007 12:26 PM
You've had a busy week, Peter. Best with the transition to the new abode!
Posted by: girish at October 2, 2007 12:48 PM
Holy crap, that sounds hideous. Good luck with getting everything set up.
Posted by: Jonathan Lapper at October 3, 2007 02:01 PM
I hope my upcoming move is not this hellish! Terrific images by the way.
Posted by: Brian at October 4, 2007 02:46 PM