Funny, I can run and not come back feeling sore, but put me barefoot on these tile floors for a few hours and I am done. My back is killing me this AM. Kids' last day of school before a long weekend, dh comes home sometime tonight in the middle of the night (surprise for the kids), and I got a bunch of emails overnight here related to writing up an offer to purchase and signing off on the same docs I signed as a seller. Seems dh has been talking with the realtors. I guess I am going to have to talk to him to find out just what sort of price he is willing to offer. omg. If this goes down, we'll be buying the place back for about $100K less than we got for it in the buyout, and even less than we owed on it before. And we'd only have to finance about half the purchase price. Anyway, dh obviously has a few things to talk with me about. Nic, it may just be working out the way it needs to; guess we sort of watch and see. Thank you for your wisdom and thoughts on it. I think you really are getting where I'm at, and the feeling of not just being alone in the desert (oooh, it's Eid-al-Adha and the Hagar story is a big part of that, and I may just have a blog post brewing), but with no safety net beneath me (because realistically, no water is going to spring forth from the sand where dd stomps it with her heel) is a desperate and heartbroken place.
Jennie, how much time did you guys put between offer and closing? I need to see how far out I can put that date in order to make the financing easier. I can get a better rate on a home loan if I can move in 60 days after purchase; otherwise, I have to take a different type of loan and the rate would be a quarter percent higher or so.
Sparkle, I am jumping into the article, and just reading that 79% of us will have an injury makes me think, "whaaaa?" I'd like to go barefoot, but not at this weight. And I think weight probably does have a good deal to do with those numbers being so high. If I were 130lbs, I'm sure my weight-bearing joints would be feeling much better than they are now.
drjen, no NaNoWriMo for me, but November is a great month to make progress on writing projects. I have a special column to write for the 40th anniversary of the UAE, and my trip to the bookstore yesterday was action-packed. I got into it with a security guard, a CSR and a management-type over the fact that I was there with pen and notebook, taking notes. No kidding. I basically told them all where to put it with my airline-stewardess smile and went about my business. Besides that, I want to try and get through the rough of what is basically "act two" of my novel story. Another period of slogging, really.
Gaye, I'd still write a cover letter, but that is my insecure self. I always want to make it clear to people that I am really serious about things, so I follow procedural guidelines. Then later, when I need them to work outside the lines with me, I've made it clear already that it's about my needs and not my lack of regard for them or the job. Just my MO.
Real, I know we'd discussed mommy-tracking and all that before, but I had never heard/seen such extreme examples as yours. I am so disgusted on your behalf, and I just want something awesome to come down for you. It would be such a joy to see a wonderful opportunity happen. Hoping for the best for you, really really.
and bec, if there's an upper midwestern meetup, maybe maybe just maybe I could make it. That thought makes me .
OK, guess I better see what all this offer to purchase stuff is about...