Well, that took longer than I thought, but I finally am able to buy a house. I have been looking online for… well, forever, and I have finally found the one I really want. The internet has really helped with house hunting, but it took a lot longer than I thought it would. Like over a year! I am hoping that everything will go smoothly with the loans and closing. They have to get an inspector to go out and do some kind of total inspection. Costs an arm and a leg too.
You would not believe the stuff they have to look for; foundation, lot, roof, exterior, attic, and the list goes on and on. I am partially glad for it though, because so many homes today get that mold that is really bad for your health. I definitely do NOT want that in my new home, so I guess the money is worth it. Unfortunately, it is non refundable and if the report comes back bad, I am out the money. Oh well, C’estla vie !
I am really excited about my new house though. I can already envision where everything will go and am trying to figure out what colors I want in my new space. It’s a lot bigger than my apartment so my stuff will seem like there isn’t much in the house at first. Probably a good thing as we tend to collect stuff as we get older.
What a fucked up day today has been. Its like anything that could possibly go wrong found a way to go wrong. You know what I mean?
First thing is when I left the house to go to work, I noticed the right front tire looked funny. Thank God I had parked on the street and had to walk past the front tire to get in the car. If I had parked in the driveway I would not have seen the tire at all. So I drove straight to the gas station where they have an air pump and found out that the air is not free anymore. You have to pay fifty cents to get air in your tires. If course, you need two fucking quarters to put in the machine, and I have no quarters on me. At. All.
So, I go inside the store and ask for change and the fuckhead clerk tells me that I have to buy something before he can open the register drawer and give me any change. What the fuck? I want to buy air. Give me some fucking quarters!
So then there is a wreck on the interstate and traffic is fucked up for like 20 miles. I saw all the brake lights and got off the interstate, but so did a thousand other people, so the surface roads were clogged up and there’s a traffic light every 1/4 mile along that whole road. So it was slow going. Of course, I was like 40 minutes late for work.
The whole day just turned to shit. The boss was bitchy. The secretary called out sick. I just sucked it up and got through the say. When I get home I want some macaroni and cheese and a glass of red wine and a hot bath. And then I’ll think about dinner.
Something is wrong with the rear tire on the passenger side. Thank god I see that side of the car before climbing into the drivers seat and heading out. The tire was almost flat this morning and I had to drive down to the gas station to use their air station before I got on the highway.
I looked all over for a nail or screw in the tire and can’t find anything, but there must be something wrong for the tire to go so flat in just a day or two. The tread is not all that bad, but now that I’m looking at tires, I guess it wouldn’t hurt to get a new set put on and then I won’t have to worry about slow leaks or uneven wear.
Almost all the tires stores advertise that if you buy three tires then you get the fourth tire for free. I think we have all come to expect that sale promotion as normal daily business. I have to check around and see if Firestone or NTW has the best deal this weekend. I might be able to put it off an extra week for the sake of catching a sale – depending upon whether that rear tire holds air long enough or not.
When we have Mondays off for a holiday, it really fucks up my entire sense of what day it it and how my week is going to flow. We had Monday off for Labor Day – which was nice, especially since I got a paid holiday. It sucks to have the place you work closed for a holiday and it means you just don’t get paid that day. You paycheck being short a full day’s pay can really suck ass. At least my job was both closed and they paid me.
But today feels like Tuesday. I had to work extra hard yesterday to try to get caught up on an extra day’s work. So I’m tired from partying my ass off on a long weekend, working extra hard yesterday, and now today is Wednesday but it feels like Tuesday. So forgive me for having a bad attitude. I will get adjusted by Friday, I promise.
Low and Slow
Low and slow is how you would have to drive this anywhere you went unless it has hydraulics, and then I would still drive it slow so as to not mess anything up. I can just imagine how much it cost to completely restore both of these. I might have chosen a different color scheme but to each their own. I know that my father would love this, so I am going to print it out and take it to show him. He has been looking for some kind of restoration project and I think this may be exactly what he needs.
When he is done, he can take it to car shows and also use it to travel with mom. They have always wanted to travel and she has been trying to convince him to buy an RV. This would be perfect for just the two of them so long as they don’t try to take any of the grand kids with them, it would work great. I cannot wait to show him this. It would be fun to work on something like this with him. He likes it when I come over and help him with stuff since I never would when I was a teenager.