The Latest Word…

Here I am. So far, still kicking, haven’t killed anyone yet, although the urge has made itself felt a time or two in the last few days…I’m hesitant to write this, for fear of jinxing it, but I’m pretty sure we  found a house. Right down the street. There are good and bad points…

Good:

  • I don’t have to change my boy’s school.
  • We only have to move ALL OUR SHIT (and it’s a bunch, I swear! I have no idea how it happened that we can fill a 50 foot car hauler TWICE and still not get it all…For most of my life, everything fit in my car, with room for a passenger…) about two blocks.
  • The last tenants were there 4 years with no rent increase (don’t get me wrong, I it’s not the increase by itself I have issues with, rather the increase combined with lack of, well, everything a landlord should do.)
  • Our newest family member is welcome
  • There aren’t any holes in any walls or doors
  • There (why can’t I start a sentence properly, with a capital letter, with the second letter being capitalized, too..? Grrrrrrrr my typing is pathetic!) is already a garage door opener. Yes, I know that sounds petty & lazy but look at it from my side…at $925 a month for rent, don’t you think I should be able to open the garage without getting rained or snowed on? And they aren’t cheap. And why should I invest the time, money & effort to install one when the property owner isn’t willing to invest any of the above..?
  • The driveway is almost level – again, seemingly petty, but yanno, repairs on brakes & transmissions are costly…
  • It has a gas/wood combination fireplace
  • The rent is only $875, and he is amenable to weekly deposits from Hunny’s employer, so we never have to jack with making sure rent is paid (what happens is this***Listen up Landlords, this is actually a plan that is VERY BENEFICIAL for YOU****we fill out the direct deposit form from his work to have $201.14 deposited into the property owner’s designated account, and the balance deposited into ours. The amount is determined by taking the monthly rent ($875) and multiplying it by 12 (months in a year, obviously) and then dividing it by 52 (pay periods in a year). Having it done this way means we never see it, so don’t really miss it, I know rent is always paid, I don’t have to worry about getting it to him, the property owner knows his money is always going to be there, he’ll never hear "The check is in the mail." And I assure you, even thought the base amount stays the same, $201 a week is easier to work around than $875 a month – If it’s in my account, waiting to be paid out, it’s too much of a temptation to say "I’ll just use a little here & put it back" resulting in having to give up basically a whole paycheck one week, and being flat-assed broke for the rest of that week.
  • I don’t have to change my boy’s school.

Bad:

  • We’re losing about 600 sq. feet
  • Uhhhhhhhh…that’s really the only bad….unless you consider living within walking distance of the house you moved out of on bad terms bad. (I would truly not be surprised to see them (the new owners) move into the house…that could be awkward, or even possibly cause jail time to become a factor, NO, NO, NO
  •   *breathe…breathe* "I will not physically assault anyone else, no matter how badly they deserve it…I will not physically assault anyone else no matter how badly they deserve it…I will not kick the living shit outta that lying bitch…oh, ahem…I will not physically assault anyone else no matter how badly they deserve it *breathe…breathe*)
  • Theoretically, neither Christmas nor birthdays (Shayne will be 6 December 13, my older boy Tony will be 23 on December 27) will be ruined again

Ok, that’s pretty much it for today. Hunny is meeting him this afternoon to sign papers & give him money. Until then, please keep all fingers & toes crossed that nothing unforeseen interferes… meanwhile, here are the pics from the flyer. Sorry about the poor quality, but they were printed onto regular paper by the property owner, then scanned onto my computer from there…

house1

house2

house3

house4

house5

house6    

Ok, gotta get ready for work.

See ya laterzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz! ! ! !

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2 Comments »

  1. 1
    thevinylvillage Says:

    the new place looks much better than the old one! Congrats!

  2. 2
    Dawtch Says:

    It is, I will put up good pics when I get computer access at home again. No holes in the walls, no holes in the doors, and no creepy room with a blacked out window, a backwards doorknob (lock on the outside, like to keep someone IN) and really BAD energy swirling around in it – the boy hated that room…
    Thanks for popping in 🙂
    bb
    dawtch


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