Where the H*** have you been?

I have to admit, my life has felt like I have been in the pits of hell the last couple months. We found out that the slumlord was selling the duplex we had been renting for the last five years -- whatever -- it was a crap hole that needed a LOT (and I mean A LOT) of electrical, plumbing,

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    Default Where the H*** have you been?

    I have to admit, my life has felt like I have been in the pits of hell the last couple months.

    We found out that the slumlord was selling the duplex we had been renting for the last five years -- whatever -- it was a crap hole that needed a LOT (and I mean A LOT) of electrical, plumbing, furnace, and structural work...so began the hunt for a new home.

    It is a whole other world when looking for real estate and being on a crunch time frame -- and then there's the deepest pits of hell when you find a house you can afford and it's on the foreclosure list. WHY must you sign every page of what seems like a 1400 page novel??? Seriously -- all our technology, and it's still a long, drawn out process. ugh!!

    Sign, sign here, re-sign, resubmit, blah, blah, blah.

    In the end, 2 months later, we have a new house -- all our own, that went through a $40,000 total house renovation (that they lost in foreclosure) -- and so no renovation we need to do.

    We now live between 4 different yacht clubs (why don't we own a boat? oh yeah, we are poor) -- so we have great views, great breezes (soon to be great snows? ), and wonderful ELDERLY peaceful neighbors...

    Geez --

    everything took a backseat when the threat of being forced out of your old house came to the forefront -- I've neglected everything ... thankfully, school was already done for the semester, and I was smart in not taking summer courses!

    Also, since we moved from Michigan to Ohio -- someone got smart a long time ago and created a RECIPROCITY agreement between Ohio and Michigan -- thus keeping our tuition costs the same as in-state residents, though we are a state further south.

    Our drive time to Eastern Michigan University increased by 9 miles -- but that's nothing on the big scheme of things...

    I am glad to be done moving -- now to unpack ... yay... not. That's almost as bad as packing --

    Changing everything is a major pain ... telephone, utilities, internet/tv, blah, blah, blah.

    We bought our foreclosed, 2 bedroom/1 bath completed renovated house on 1 acre of land for a scant $17,000 ... do you know how hard it is to get a mortgage for that low amount? LOL good grief!!!

    The summer/winter taxes are $580 twice a year (not bad for the location!!)

    and we finally told tmobile to shove it up their wazoo ... we were paying $300 a month for 3 phone lines -- CRAZY!! -- instead we went with Tracfone and no contract ... since we have a regular landline, if someone wants to call us, pick up the phone!

    Technology isn't always a good thing... in the end, it almost seems like you are working to pay the big guy... time to get back to basics.

    On the flip side, my husband and I were accepted into EMU starting Fall 2013 (daughter is still at Washtenaw Community in Ann Arbor)... and school starts in less than a month.

    I need a vacation from my vacation -- or somewhere life needs to slow down... before the start of the new semester.

    Anywho -- I neglected every website on the planet -- including this one. :/
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    Welcome Back! Sounds like life has been hectic, but, now it is time to take a deep breath and count your blessings. Good luck with school and all. Thanks; Virginia

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    wow, you have really been through a lot over the last few months. I remember when we bought our first house, I was in 7th heaven. I understand what you are talking about with the phones. we have a landline and I carry a tracfone. we pay for a years contract, and get double of minutes for life of the phone. I never run out of minutes. I don't like cell phones, I think people spend entirely to much time on them. I really hate it when you are talking to someone and they pull the phone out of their pocket and start texting. I think the cell phones have made America ruder by the minute.

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    Default Re: Where the H*** have you been?

    Hey lady, welcome back! So glad to hear that you're getting settled in again and things are slowing down for you finally. I hate Slumlords! Congratulations on the new house, sounds like you got a great deal on it. Really glad to hear that they have a reciprocity agreement too! What a difference that makes!! Transferring credits is a nightmare, we're going through that with our oldest son who graduates this year.

    Congratulations again on the New House!
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