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Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007
Home Sweet Dump

No explosions at my end of the planet, as you may have ascertained. I did talk to MC and while I'm not entirely satisfied with the exchange, he did tell me the whys and wherefores, at least.

I should point out that there was never anything nasty directed at me; but yes, he was serious, and the whole exchange was seriously bizarre, mainly because it was so out of character for my hubby.

Non sequitur no. 562,321: somewhere down the line I knew I had some money from a paycheck I never received. It's not much money, mind you, but at the moment I figured I might as well claim it.

Remember those ads that say, "you might have money that the government is holding! Pay us $579,634.29 and we'll tell you if you do or not!" Well, in fact there is a freebie site online that does indeed offer that service, and yes, my old check was turned over to the state. I doubt I'll ever see it, but what the hey. I still filled out the claim form.

Today's been kick-me-in-the-teeth headache day, though it's eased a little tonight. MC has been sick for a few days, during which he apparently decided to share the wealth. Ugh.

I recently decided to cough up $7.95 a month to buy into a policeauctions.com, not sure exactly what (if anything) would come of it. While I didn't find any of the digicams I was hoping to discover by signing up, I did find some interesting listings for mobile homes auctioning for unpaid taxes. These are in the Tucson area, too. The listing includes things like the year and model and serial number, plus how much is owed. Some of the older ones are going for as little as $140, later models (1990 and up) run over $1000. Still and all, could be a near-immediate answer for housing. This is through the sheriff's department, so it's worth looking into. But with the highest-dollar home under $1500, that's one heck of a deal.

Yep, then we would officially be trailer trash, but at least we'd be late-model trailer trash, HA!

I'll definitely show this printout to MC. If we can even get into an older place for that cheap, it would allow us to start socking back the money for a real house, plus if we OWN the place, we can fix it up to suit us. I'm a lot less hesitant than I would be without MC in the picture, because he's good with carpentry and painting, etc., and could probably do a lot better than me when it comes to plumbing.

We shall see if anything comes of this. I could definitely handle buying our own home and paying cash for it, no matter WHAT kind of home it is!

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )