Monday, August 24, 2009

Recent house going ons

Graffiti found in Málaga, Spain of the interna...Image via Wikipedia

I've had a couple people ask what's going on with our house so I thought I'd drop a quick update.

See that picture over there ----->
That's supposedly the international symbol for a squatter. LOL I found it while looking for pictures for today's post. That's what I am though, a squatter.

This past week they have been "removing the lead". I put it in quotes because it's a guy with a scraper and a plastic tarp, no mask, no gloves. He's JUST scraping and painting the window sills because HUD told him it was a rush job and to NOT replace the windows (roll eyes here). Whatever it's not his fault the people we're dealing with are idiots.

Hopefully today or tomorrow he'll be done with that painting part. BUT then we have to wait 3-5 days for a final inspection. Why? I have no freakin' idea why. So there's no way we're closing this week. You know what that means? We're closing next week and moving LABOR DAY WEEKEND?! OMG great. I'm going to beg on my hands and knees for people to help us sat/sun that weekend because my mom's condo sold this week and they are closing September 10th or 11th so we HAVE to be outta here by then. Like completely 100% out because it's not ours.

I'm tired. I'm tired of sleeping on a mattress that isn't mine, in a house that isn't mine, with pillows that aren't mine. I'm tired of feeling like a squatter and not having a real address. I'm tired of not knowing what's going on. I'm tired of thinking about how moving is going to suck with no help because who in their right darn mind is going to help on Labor Day weekend? :(

I'm just ready for this to be over and done with. Please let it be over and done with so we can move on with our lives. I'm tired of the holding pattern.
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Friday, August 14, 2009

Slinging burritos

So I've been slinging burritos at Qdoba for almost 2 years now (since this location opened) and I'm getting promoted. What does that mean? Eh not much, a little more money and memorization of when things go bad, a liquor license and the free will to tell people what to do (lol ok only a little bit of free will). But it's nice to be appreciated for doing a good job :D

On the house front, there is lead on the window SILLS. Now it's important that you read that right, the sills, not anywhere else. So they are painting or replacing the sills and putting my crappy windows back in. I'm hoping they drop a few of them in the process and have to replace them anyhow.

No date on the move yet though I'll keep ya posted on that.

Tonight though we got to go out to dinner with a friend of ours which was nice. Since Mike is a first shifter now we can actually do those things. Gabe was super good at the restaurant and enjoyed Jerry's kitty cats at his apartment too. It was nice to be a family and see friends.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Good news, bad news

There was lead found in the house. (Sigh). So we will not be closing this week.


They are going to repaint the entire inside for us. If there is lead found on the window sills they will replace the windows for us as well. The windows need to be replaced so we're actually hoping that they will find lead on the windows at this point. (lol).

We'll be here at my mom's (rent free at least) so hopefully this being in the hole will work itself out because of staying rent free (and mostly utility free too).

I'm bummed but excited that the house will be painted. I wonder if I can give them the paint for Gabe's room? :P

Hopefully then this will be done quickly and PROPERLY and then we will FINALLY have our house (and it will be freshly painted by someone else).

Officially done

I think we are officially done with napping. Gabe has only been napping sporadically since the middle of July but since we've moved into my Mom's place he hasn't napped at all. He will nap in the car if we go somewhere but that's it.

Most days it's not too bad really but once and awhile, geez I can tell he would be happier if he just napped even if it was a short one.

He goes to bed between 7:30 and 7:45 each night and gets up on his own at about 7:15 in the morning so I really can't complain. He falls asleep on his own after the night time routine and sleeps all the way through.

It just seems odd that I have a child who's "old enough" to not nap.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I couldn't make it up if I tried

I've been offline (mostly) since last Sunday. Why you ask? Well because I was supposed to be moving this week. We were supposed to close on Friday August 7. This was our SECOND attempt at closing.

Of course we got to Thursday night and I received an email saying we were NOT closing. Why? Oh because someone else didn't do their job. The lead paint test that's required on EVERY SINGLE HOUSE THEY SELL AT HUD wasn't done. How someone didn't notice until 6pm the night before closing I have no idea.

We are supposed to close now on Thursday next week. I'll believe that when I see it.

So lets count the ways this sucks.

I took off work this week to do house stuff (unpaid)

We paid for a truck to sit with our stuff full at my Grandparents for a week ($400 by the way) and now we're paying another $150 for it to sit until next week. The guy cut us a deal.

I have only ONE day of work next week because my boss goofed my new schedule up :(

We had to rig up internet stuff last night because we at least wanted to be able to have SOMETHING to do.

We have 4 cats who are unhappy crunched into a tiny condo.

My son keeps asking to go home and I have to move him again in a week.

I'm tired, I'm BEYOND broke and seriously taking donations if anyone takes pity on us. We're so far in the hole it's not funny. The sad part is I LOVE this house. The house hasn't done anything wrong it's the HUD people selling the house that are annoying me.

I'm a huge birthday person, birthdays are very important. So yesterday was a major downer for me BUT I did get to spend time with my family and have a good dinner and cheesecake and for that I am truly thankful. I know things will work out.

I swear though truth is stranger than fiction sometimes huh?