Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I'm Done...

It’s such a freakin’ chess game! How come selling your house has to be that way?
I’ve got buyers demanding this, that, and the other thing.
My realtor is telling me that they may just be bluffing in order to see what, if anything, they can get out of me... but then again... they may be… some other such thing.

What else do they want from me? Here *Cut* have my right arm... please... I want you to have it.

*Blood Curdling Scream*

Couldn’t I just sell the house like at a yard sale?

“Why, Yes, Mr. and Mrs. Onthehook, I’d be glad to sell you this house, and if you pay cash, I’ll throw in this lovely set 1960’s Encyclopedia Britannica for no additional cost.”

I’ll tell you what... I’m not a drinker, but by the time this is all over I may be ready for a nice chardonnay. Ya... that and a hammock. ;)

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Home Sold... Maybe


Well... I may be living in a box soon, because it looks like my home has sold. Maybe. We had the first offer on the home two days after it went on the market (were we asking to little for it? Maybe... to late now...) But that deal fell apart while we were speeding across Nowhere, Wyoming. Then... we got a new offer on it while we were in New Mexico. So, we hit the ground running as soon as we got home and found a house that we like, but, before we could make an offer on it, the inspection report on our house came in and all wheels ground to a halt.

My house is in really good shape, for a tract house built in the 60’s. But, there’s an electrical issue that’s gonna cost me about a grand to “fix,” which really isn’t a fix at all. You see, I work in construction and so, when I got the inspection report, I called an electrician friend of mine who proceeded to tell me, in blinding detail, exactly how full of crap the inspector is.

So... now what do I do?

Tell the buyers to take a flying leap, because I’m not paying for a cosmetic fix and possibly loose the house we want to make an offer on, just to have the same issue come up in the next inspection with the next buyer? Or, do I bite the bullet, pay for this “fix,” make the offer on the other house and proceed down the path of doubling my mortgage payment.

*sigh*

I hate this…

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Long Road Home




It was a road with lots of twists and cul-de-sacs, it was wild, but we have returned with joy. Philmont Scout Ranch was so much fun. The kids had a blast, My wife had a blast, I... sat in class and was able to discuss different aspects of being a scoutmaster with scouters from all over the country. Oh... and I had fun too.

But it was a long road. We startd out by taking I-80 across Wyoming to Cheyenne. What a boring state! No wonder they call it “fly-over” country. And then shot down through Colorado into Cimarron, New Mexico, where Philmont is located.
Then, I thought that it would be fun to go the Mesa Verde on the way home. So we shot across the top of New Mexico on every little back road highway I could find until we got to Durango, Colorado. Stayed the night in Cortez, saw Mesa Verde and then shot up the side of Utah into Salt Lake.

Hello… Travel Log!

But the kids got to see some beautiful country, a lot of history and had some fun to boot.

This was a boring entry…
I’ll make it better later.

Friday, August 11, 2006

See You in a Week

Eagles / Hotel California (Live)

I was thinking the other day... What's my favorite song ever? Couldn't answer that one. So, what's a great driving song that you can sing at the top of your lungs when your alone in the car? Answer: The Eagles.
Enjoy.
I'm off to Cimmeron New Mexico for a week, see you all when I get back.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Bumper Sticker Logic

I don’t usually read bumper stickers, but I was in a traffic jam this morning and the Toyota pickup in front of me had one that kind of caught my eye. It read:

“Due to budget cuts
The light at the end of the tunnel
Has been turned off.”

Oh man… I knew something had changed, and now I know.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Vampire Love

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Let Me Rest In Peace

I should really put this on my "Reavers Ate My Dingo" site... But... Naaa
Mind of Murph is all about me, and... I like Spike and I think that this song rocks.
Enjoy!

Friday, August 04, 2006

The Scumbag


Some guys are just scum, you know that?
I work for a small company that has about a dozen employees, and most of us have been together for about a decade. Our office manager is a twenty something little girl who started with the company when she was 18 and most of us love like a little sister. I knew her when she got married, when she told us that she was pregnant with her first child, when they bought their first house, when her son was born, and now when she told me that her scumbag husband has gotten himself a girlfriend.
I was sitting across her desk from her, while she was crying crocodile tears and telling me all her woes, and I’m thinking to myself, “what kind of bottom dweller would cheat on this beautiful little girl?”
My heart just aches for her. I know that her soon-to-be ex-husband’s a total dipstick, but I had no idea of the greatness there of.

Yesterday, one of our engineers bought a rat, named it after the dipstick-ish soon-to-be ex, and then fed it to his python. It was a good piece of vengeance for her.

All I've got to say to the dipstick is, May God have mercy on your scummy soul. This is Utah pal, we (and our judges) don't take kindly to guys that skip out on their cute little wives and their baby boys. She's gonna take you for everything you got, and a few things you don't got. Then, we're gonna throw her one hell of a shindig!
;)

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

*Ech*


A friend of mine just emailed me this picture and it made me chuckle and then want to yak in the trashcan next to my desk.
So… what do you do with such a piece of photographic revulsion? Why, post it for all those who like to read my blog, of course.

There you go. Lovely, ain’t it.

*Ech*
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