Category: Just Me

Breathe

Today was the first day in over a month that I just woke up and was able to breathe. All of the documents are signed. The money has changed hands. We have a house.

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Closing. Almost.

Today is the day we close on the house. Well, it should have been the day we closed on the house. I had to set up two wire transfers from two banks to the escrow agency. Yesterday, we went to each of these banks to make sure...

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Comparisons

The house I’m buying tomorrow has 5.1 acres. My entire block that I’m presently living in is around 3.1 acres. This keeps me going; I’m tired of not having my own space.

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Money != Happiness

I moved here almost seven years ago. In the intervening time the house I’m in has appreciated by nearly double. I’ve gotten a small pile of stock. Objectively I’ve done fucking amazing. In the intervening time...

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Closer

En and I got an email from our realtor that the folks we’re buying a house from have a house under contract. Going in we knew that the folks we were buying the place from could stay there until the end of March, so when we...

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YouTube!

I’ve been making videos for a little while now and I’ve been getting checks here and there from Google… (ok, not checks, they’re just direct deposits) I got my first 1099-MISC for it! One of my goals for...

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Muddin’

Ever since we had the inspection on the 2000 Shaw house I’ve had a hair trigger on problems that manifest in my current house. Under this now sanded drywall patch is some paper tape covering a crack that came from the apex...

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Painting: Done!

It’s no longer the deep read color that we got the house with. Now it’s a kind of bland beige. It’s not my favorite color, but like I was saying yesterday people have a shitty imagination. The only hard thing...

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No imagination

From talking to our realtor we got the suggestion to repaint the dark red color we had in our front hallway to something brighter to make the room feel more open. This kind of makes me sad. Here’s the room post edging. I...

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The Devil Beating His Wife

Years ago I took an online test from the New York Times about language. There was a question like “What do you call when it’s raining while the sun is shining.” One of the answers was “I have no name for...

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