Wednesday, May 21, 2008

In Heber Springs

Hi everyone. Didja miss me? Oh, that's right, I haven't really been away. Oh, maybe for a couple hours. I'm in Heber Springs, AR, at a writing retreat, and these people just won't stop, despite the hour. What dedication...grrrrr... But we're in a glorious house on the Red River - perhaps I'll post photos later. The screened in porch is as big almost as my whole first floor of my old house. My brain has tuned out, but typing makes it seem like I'm participating. Gotta love that. I was participating and contributing, but then someone at dinner makes a comment that it's great that I'm here to takes notes. Grrr... to them. Jeez, I'm not just a note taker. Whatever. Trouble is, it gets late, and I get less patient and less tactful. Gotta keep my mouth shut!

I've been contemplating my living situation. I really can't do anything until I'm off the mortgage. I had put a bid on another place, and they just don't want to deal with me because I'm not off the mortgage. And the timing is a big black hole since it's owned by another bank, etc. So, I've given up hope that I'll be able to buy anything soon, and so I'm trying to figure out how to survive another couple months, since as of today I think I've been out of my house 2.5 months. Yep. I have the possibility of house/cat sitting the whole month of July (though in a semi-dicey neighborhood), and I was thinking of subletting someplace in June, but not sure I could get that, so I may spend multiple hundreds of dollars to have a week in an extended stay hotel so I really do have my own place, even if only for a week. My friends are generous and I am eternally grateful, but having no place to myself is grating on me. I figure the money will be well spent, since even just investigating the cost and the possibility made me feel better.

On a side note, if anyone has seen 27 dresses, the movie, can you let me know so I can email and ask a few questions? It was playing on the plane today and I didn't think I wanted to watch it, thus I did not pay the whopping $1 for the earphones. But I watched the whole thing without sound, which for the most part was fine, but I want to know just two bits from it which I didn't get. By the way, plug for continental airlines. I got a real live 'free' breakfast this morning - cereal and milk and banana! I was so shocked!

OK, it's now almost midnight my real time, so I"m going to sleep. We'll see how the day goes tomorrow - I may be blogging more!


The CEO said...

Yes, I have missed you a lot. A day without fish tacos is like a day without vodka, not a good day at all.

Since the entire nation is still embroiled in a credit crisis financially, and the banking system nearly seized up, it is no small wonder that you can't get a mortgage until you are removed and documented as credit worthy to buy another place. We can deal with all that when you get back.

I haven't seen the movie, sorry.

evil-e said...

The house timing is bad right now with the whole mortgage fiasco. Good luck.

Sorry to say, (and shockingly-or not) I have not seen 27 Dresses. I am sure someone has.

Belle - A Beauty livin with her Beast said...

I want to be sitting on that big porch!

smtwngrl said...

I've seen the movie. Ask away and I'll try to answer.

And I wish I was at the retreat with you!

NoRegrets said...

HI all! As I said, fish tacos can go stale, so we'll move on to something else. Maybe food porn (idea from Gyuss).

I have great credit AND a down payment and people are still nervous. sigh.

OK< oops, gotta work.

Susan said...

F work!!! I want to know more about the view!!

NoRegrets said...

ask and you shall receive

Churlita said...

Drag about the living situation. I don't know how you do it. You are such a strong person. I think I'd be straight up cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs by now.