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Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
A classy broad's life... with footnotes.
ldy
wood rot
plumbing pitch
water pressure
repointing
repainting
lead paint
GFIs
safety valves
soffit vents
asbestos
garage door replacement
window and casement replacement
etc

Altogether, it sounds worse than it really is, and any old house is going to need some work... but, ick. Ick, ick, ick.

In other news, the checkbook was discovered today, lurking behind a desk here! I knew it would turn up.

I have birthdays to discuss. I haven't forgotten. I'm just without a brain.

I'm feeling all kinds of: poor
What I hear: Miles Davis - Basin Street Blues

10 tall tales or Tell me a story
ldy
Things are falling into place.

There's a certain bank around these parts... they're unusual in that they portfolio all their mortgages. That means they hold onto them, keep them local. They don't charge any Private Mortgage Insurance (which is usually charged when someone puts less than 20% down on the home of their choosing). They don't charge an appraisal fee (their appraisers work for them as regular employees). Their rate is a little higher than average (7%), but their closing costs are very low. They come very highly recommended from everyone with whom I've spoken.

The bank lady there is finishing the paperwork I started at karaoke for review Monday. She seems to think there'd be no problem with my getting a loan through them.

Am going to investigage SONYMAs (mortgages through the State of New York Mortgage Agency) this weekend, if I can. Their rates are well below average (5.something%). They do charge PMI and appraisal fees.

We'll see. I have some serious number-crunching to do, but I think I'm over the hump, both effort-wise and emotionally.

My dad visits tomorrow. I have to clean.

But I'm on my way home.

I'm feeling all kinds of: peaceful, need to get cleaning
What I hear: Secret Garden - Home

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