Life's Ups and Downs

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

The Piece of Crap is Gone!!

The house is SOLD!! Yeah!! After a long drawn out Thursday and Friday, the funding came through on Friday night about 6:30. We had our wonderful celebration party on Saturday with our friends and WHAT a celebration it was!!

My boy cooked chicken, corn on the cob, two kinds of beans, and some yummy cupcakes for desert. We had tons of beer, wine, rum, vodka, and 2 bottles of bubbly. Everyone drank until about 2:30 Sunday morning (sorry neighbors) danced, talked, laughed, and had a great time. It was such a relief!! The only bad spot to everything is that I got a call today saying that a leak under the sink is leaking again. My boy is going to go over there to fix it but that is it. NO MORE!!

I am exhausted today so I'm going to keep it short but I wanted to share my good news. Have a great night!!

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Death by Pecking Pigeon ... Story at 10:00

Soooooo ...... today was the day. I mean, THE DAY, that all my worries were to be left behind. I was supposed to be doing a flasher number on Girl's Gone Wild!

I went in to sign the paper work on my stupid, horrible, curse of a rental house and when I got there, the numbers were wrong. The lender put the wrong sale price on the paperwork. They were off by one little number .... one teensy, tiny, itty bitty, typo on their end and my happy glow faded into nothingness!! What did I do in a past life to deserve this?! I have been in absolute hell with this house for the past year. It took a month, ONE ENTIRE MONTH, to clean all the crap out that the tenants left behind. It took 5 more months of painting, patching, replacing broken doors and windows, countertops, siding, carpet, tile, and the list goes on to get it ready to sell. It sat on the market for 6 months and finally I had an offer. I was supposed to close today and the money was to be sent to the mortgage company to pay the stupid thing off and the nightmare was to be over but, because some idiot didn't add properly, I don't get to do my happy, happy, joy, joy dance!

Now, the money that funded today has to be sent back, the contracts redrawn and signed and the house doesn't get paid off until it funds which MIGHT be tomorrow but will probably be Monday. Ughhhhhhhhhh .... quite frankly, I want to stomp on somebody. Is it wrong to wish that the person that screwed up will be chased and pecked to death by a wild pigeon? Do wild pigeons even peck at people? I don't know. I'm hoping but I don't know.

The good news is, it might be done tomorrow. The bad news is, the mortgage company is charging me a late fee. The good news is, it won't be reported on my credit as a late payment. The bad news is I am feeling quite murderous right now and woe to the person that looks at me wrong. The good news is, I'm still having a celebration bbq on Saturday with my friends. The bad news is, what the heck am I celebrating and how am I paying for it all because the house isn't sold!!! I GIVE UP!!

Sunday, May 08, 2005

And So We Begin Again

Sadly, it's another Sunday night so back to work first thing in the morning. How is that the work week can drag on so long that I can sit and watch my hair grow but the weekend speeds by so quickly? It just doesn't seem fair.

Only 4 more days until I close on that cursed house of mine ... 4 MORE DAYS!!! I cannot express the pure joy that will flow through my veins when that pile of bricks is out of my life. I am taking Friday off because I am sure to be drinking heavily in celebration on Thursday night and then having a bbq shindig at my house for friends to celebrate with me on Saturday. My boy is going to make his famous bbq chicken that is absolutely yummy and we're getting a keg as well. It started out as a small gathering for just the people that helped with the 6 months of painting and various other torture activities but it's turned into a pretty decent sized gathering. Should be lots of fun. I was thinking about renting one of those bouncy castle things for everyone to play in but am a little concerned that the neighbors may think we are having some sort of kinky sex party so I may have to nix that idea! As it stands now, we have horseshoes set up in the backyard along with a pool table, pinball machine, and an upright, old fashioned video game with Ms. Pacman, Donkey Kong, Frogger, and other great 80's games on it. Everyone should be able to kick back and act like children for an evening of fun. I'm really looking forward to it!

Happy week to you!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Tomorrow is a New Day

Today was THE day at work ... layoffs, layoffs all around. I sit right by the door leading into our outer office so I had to hear it all, the crying, the cursing, all of it. What a nightmare! About lunchtime, I couldn't take it anymore so I left and went to the bookstore. Nothing cheers me up more than browsing through the aisles.

I had physical therapy again today. I'm sure the other patients think I'm a little mental because I was threatening my therapist throughout my entire session and nobody else spoke. It was bizarre ... you could hear a pin drop in there. Anyway, my therapist upped my repetitions of torture to 20 on each excercise instead of 15. It really kind of sucked but I can't complain too much because the therapy is actually working. Only 3 1/2 weeks left. Not too shabby!

Monday, May 02, 2005

Owwww .... I think you are killing me!!

Today was my 2nd day of physical therapy. I can already tell a difference with the pain. I was actually able to sit at my desk at work all day and be uncomfortable and not screaming inside my head.

The stuff the therapist makes you do is unreal and the whole time he's twisting you into a pretzel he's asking, "How does that feel?" "Ummm ... fine, not too bad," I reply while unable to see around the black spots floating in front of my eyes. I tried to divert my attention by making a list of the ways that I could torture him in return. I think I would really enjoy tying him down with the stretchy rubber band things and burning him with my cigarette. But then, all is good in the world, when at the end of the session, I get to lay on this table flat on my back and he stretches and contorts my arms and neck and miraculously, there is no pain!! It's the most amazing feeling to be pain free even if it only lasts a couple of hours. I think that guy has heroin in his hands or something. It is absolutely amazing!!