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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 03 Mar 2018, 03:01
by Minnie the Minx
And the Austin house buying market is INSANE.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 03 Mar 2018, 03:03
by Charlie O.
Minnie the Minx wrote:the house has been on and off the market about ten times in the past five years so God knows what is going on.

This makes me think you may have dodged a bullet.

I know you and Baron will have your very own manor soon, and it will be lovely.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 03 Mar 2018, 03:05
by Minnie the Minx
Charlie O. wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:the house has been on and off the market about ten times in the past five years so God knows what is going on.

This makes me think you may have dodged a bullet.

I know you and Baron will have your very own manor soon, and it will be lovely.


Our realtor thinks they bought it as an investment and they just keep putting it on to see how much it will sell for.
The whole thing is BIZARRE.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 04 Mar 2018, 04:58
by Six String
Maybe it is better off that you missed that one with the history though there could be an explanation, I guess. It will happen when it's meant to happen. Austin is a relatively hot market. I know my situation was extraordinary and unusual and wouldn't happen in a city these days. That was a long time ago. As a woman at work on my last day said when I told her when I started working with Sutter and she said "I was one year old!" :)

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 04 Mar 2018, 13:23
by Jeemo
Madame is a big Two today.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 04 Mar 2018, 17:28
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 05 Mar 2018, 00:47
by Six String
Dear!!??

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 05 Mar 2018, 02:17
by Charlie O.
Six String wrote:Dear!!??

I was suspicious, too.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 05 Mar 2018, 04:10
by trans-chigley express
Minnie the Minx wrote:
Part of this has to do with the significance the ownership of a house has in our lives. We met in 2010, and our lives flipped around. I abandoned (with no regrets despite how emotive the word "abandoned" sounds) everything I had to move to the US so we could have a life together. 90% of my things, a great career, and we've spent the best part of a decade trying to get back to some kind of stable springboard once we paid off a shitload of stuff that moving here racked up. At one point things were so shitty I contemplated selling my Mum's wedding ring and moving back to the UK to do some shift work just for a few months, we were so bloody desperate. Love conquers all and all that, but we came close to the wire a few times when I had next to no income. We have not done anything to decorate anywhere we have rented or make it "ours" as we always had the feeling that we would soon be moved on. Neither of us covet anything of any value or are interested in flash fucking cars or nice TVs or granite kitchens. We just want our own house that we can dick about with in any way we see fit and a place where we will wake up in the morning and know that the landlord isn't going to move us on. We want our own spot. We're so ready for it. After nearly ten years we are just looking forward for somewhere to really call our own.


I can relate to those sentiments, been through all those things myself (swap US for Hong Kong) and came out the other end with pretty much what we aimed for. It's just a matter of time for you.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 05 Mar 2018, 14:04
by Dr Markus
Only in Eire can you have St Paddys day on a Saturday but still get the Monday off so it can be "observed".

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 06 Mar 2018, 16:19
by Dr Markus
After today, off until Monday. Too much drinking to be done.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 07 Mar 2018, 01:17
by LeBaron
People who have read the American political threads over the past 15 years may remembered my warnings about George P Bush: son of Jeb, telegenic George Bush with brown skin, UT Law Grad. Well he’s served his first term as Texas Land Commissioner, a statewide elected position, and he hasn’t exactly covered himself in glory. He’s up for election tonight ... we’ll see what happens.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 07 Mar 2018, 04:26
by Hightea
Got my power back on after 4 days just in time for tomorrows 12-18 inches of snow. Mother nature bring it I'm off to the Grand Cayman next Thursday!!

Did squeeze in Andrew Bird:
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 07 Mar 2018, 13:53
by LeBaron
Very Stable Baron wrote:People who have read the American political threads over the past 15 years may remembered my warnings about George P Bush: son of Jeb, telegenic George Bush with brown skin, UT Law Grad. Well he’s served his first term as Texas Land Commissioner, a statewide elected position, and he hasn’t exactly covered himself in glory. He’s up for election tonight ... we’ll see what happens.


Never mind, he won.
:lol:
But he has looked particularly hapless ...

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 07 Mar 2018, 14:27
by Belle Lettre
Damn!

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 07 Mar 2018, 17:31
by Wally Bingbang
I was driving my son to school this morning, and he said "you're a dummy." I replied, "you're the dummy, smartass."


Come back, Sloop!

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 07 Mar 2018, 20:53
by Dr Markus
Drinking the night before and only getting 5 hours sleep is not good prep for circuit training. Proper fucked I tell thee.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 09 Mar 2018, 13:16
by Rayge
So (hi Minnie!) over the last few years, I've increasingly fallen into a sleep pattern where I doze off in front of the TV well before midnight, then wake up in the early hours, take Scrap out for an empty, maybe do the washing up or watch the end of the TV program that sent me to sleep, then go to bed around three or four, get up around 9 am (retired person's privilege).
This happened last night. This morning at around 8.30 I was woken up by a phone call. I picked it up, said hello, listened to some background office chat for about ten seconds, then someone with a heavy south Asian accent cheerfully introduced himself as 'Peter' and started burbling something about Windows. This is the third call I've had in the past two days from this particular bunch of cold-callers in Leighton Buzzard, and I'm afraid I mislaid my politeness under the bedcovers somewhere and I told Peter that wasn't his name, that I've never been near a Microsoft product in my life, and that he should remove himself from my consciousness and ponder his mortality, only in a more colourful, intensified way, possibly comparing him to external genitalia
Been feeling a little guilty and very fed up ever since, although I suspect the latter is more to do with being yanked out of deep sleep than anything else.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 09 Mar 2018, 13:49
by Wally Bingbang
You're going to hell, Ray.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 09 Mar 2018, 14:19
by Samoan
I never bother with talk, don't even slam the handset down, I just place it beside the phone and wander off...