Archives: October 2001

made an offer

I made an offer on the house I like, and I get to see it this afternoon. I’m so excited I can hardly stand it. I hope it all works out or I swear I’m going to be suicidal.

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new lead

I have a lead on a new house that I like. It was one I was looking into before, but the situation was complicated then, so I went for the other house. The situation is a bit less complicated now, and I might have a shot at this house. It’s still in my neighborhood, and

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no pumpkin house

Found out Thursday that I’m not going to get the house I’m renting. The deal fell through on the owner’s side of things. It didn’t appraise for what he was asking for, and he has too much $$ in it to sell for the value. So I’m back to square one — looking for a

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You are open-minded and quick

“You are open-minded and quick to make new friends.” This is less of a “fortune” cookie, and more of an encouraging “wishful-thinking” type cookie “In love you could shine as a brilliant star.” Or, I could be as gooky as a puddle of mud. There’s no telling, really.

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Chapel Perilous

Pretty cool site. So, My closing date is a week away, and I’ve done everything I can possible do, but the termite problem isn’t taken care of, the foundation isn’t taken care of, and the radon is still a problem, all because Barry can’t get on the stick and get this stuff done. So I’m

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war in afghanistan

I’m not against war against the al-Qaida or against Afghanistan. I only hope that we’re waging war in a way we can win, and not ending up in another Vietnam. I wonder whether ground troops are the right answer. 2010 UPDATE: Isn’t this cute that I thought I had any idea about how to conduct

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Indiana University corps special forces unit

This just in….a Indiana University corps special forces unit has surrounded the Bed Bath & Beyond in Keystone at the Crossing in Indianapolis. They believe they have Bed Linen surrounded. More news as it develops…

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Local Political Organizing

I got an e-mail yesterday from a woman I know who’s on the board of directors of an organization I used to do volunteer work for. She was objecting to something I wrote here in my journal. The e-mail was titled “I’m disappointed” and in it, she chastised me for expressing some opinions about some

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Fascinating Letter to the editor

Fascinating Letter to the editor of Salon Magazine, by Alexander Wardwell. He believes that the notion that American foreign policy led to the World Trade Center attacks is simplistic and egocentric. Rather, the attack was a strategy to remove the U.S. from the middle east in the long-term so the Taliban can take over.

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You are going to have some new clothes

“You are going to have some new clothes” When I first read this, I thought, no, I’m buying a house, so I can’t shop for clothes. Then I thought, Emperor’s new clothes? “Life always get’s harder near the summit.” Like, is that supposed to cheer me up?

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Termites!!

The inspection on my house seems to have hit some snags. There are active termites in the basement, and the inspector recommended the foundation needs to be reinforced; two things that won’t pass the FHA. So I have to ask the owner to fix these things, and hope that he agrees to do it. The

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Bert is Evil!!!

THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN: Apparently, an islamic protestor downloaded photos of Osama Bin Laden to create a pro-bin Laden poster for a street protest. One of the photos they happened to grab off the Internet, was from the Bert is Evil website, which had a faked photo of Sesame Street’s Bert

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first offer

So, I put an offer on my house yesterday, and I wrote the earnest money check today. I am so scared. If all goes well, closing will be November 5th. This is going to be the longest month of my entire life. This was the house I was attempting to buy: UPDATE: Ultimately, it was

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