A whole month has passed and after canceling the purchase on the house, the people pulled their stuff together and we got a call saying we could have the house. They messed us around and cost us extra money in so many ways – I had to repay the utility deposit and spent $100 on utilities when I didn’t even live there. The rates on the house insurance went up. I quit working a month too early. We spent money on 2 more house hunting trips, car rentals, gas… I have just enough money to build the fence and rent a truck. It’s a good thing the house doesn’t need anything except some paint touch up. I swear if there had been something else decent in cheap houses we’d of bought something else – BUT —– it was the best house and I loved it from the first time we walked inside. Through all the crap, this house has been in my head and I knew it was ours.
I have a house. I’m living out of boxes. I feel grumpy and I hurt. My fibro has flared. But I can’t wait to make this change. It’s going to be good not to have a house payment. We have to get everything situated to rent this GA house, but it’s really going to be good.
Steve is going to face some change. He’s working the last day of his notice today for the newspaper. He has to get this job situation figured out fast. Honestly, I could walk away from here and never look back. I wish he’d just walk away but I know he won’t. So he’ll have to find work, fix this house, finish cleaning it out (his hoarder shit still happens) and bring the cats. I think I should take the inside cats up when we go on the 6th and that leaves him the outside males to try to either rehome or bring. Ruby and Patches need to come at the very least.
And then there is Geoffrey. He’s decided to put college off for one semester. He’s worried he isn’t ready emotionally. He needs a job, too. We’ll get this move handled then figure out loans for him. And get some counseling on what to do. I want to take him to UNC at Chapel Hill and let him visit Indiana-Bloomington too. He needs to make a choice and we’ll go for it when he decides.
So that’s where I am right now with things. I have personal plans for diet changes and walking and setting up my alter. There is a UUChurch just a couple blocks from the house and I’m trying to talk myself into getting involved and maybe making some friends. I could use some real life people to visit with from time to time. We will need to meet and play nice with our neighbors so we can avoid problems with our animals. Right now, the plan is NOT to get permits – simply make sure they are current on shots and keep them inside the house and fence.
I’ve been making myself a sweater. I’m about to start the sleeves and then I’ll be done. And I guess that’s it for now.