I had a weird day.
Mortgages and Grown-Up Things
raincitygirl and deadlychameleon left me food for thought on my angst with the idea of moving in with my sister. Especially kick starting me into thinking seriously on this entire 'buy a house' thing, and the downpayment thing, and the surfing real estate websites during lunch thing, and then the pre-qualifing thing to see what I can get. I had no idea how many types of mortgages there are. I did, however, find a condo, noticably free of snakes, in north Austin, that I'm kind of drooling over. I think I have the motivation to start saving. Truth is, I *could*. My DVD buying extravaganzas, my sudden obsession wiht all things Express, not to metnion that scary addiction to Jack in the Box and weekend clubbing, could all be cut in favor of saving for a downpayment.
This isn't exactly what I want--it's kind of small (read, less than 1000 sqft, it's not the best part of town, but it has four things going for it that I really like.
1.) I know Austin real estate prices well enough to know that while the area isn't great, give it ten years and with the rate Austin is growing, this is going to appreciate in value. My great grandparents used to own a house in what is now north central Austin, when I was Very Very Young. I looked at the house recently, that now sits on what appears to be land worth more than all my internal organs on the black market. Yes, this is depressing.
2.) I'm going to make more money eventually. And when I do, I can actually *afford* to buy the place I really want in the place I really want.
3.) Very near a really well-rated elementary school, very, very near my job. I could take the *bus* to work. No driving!
4.) Stairs. I love stairs. Deck. I love decks. Big living room. I love big living rooms. No mowing or snakes. These are both very good selling points.
The only way I can do this is to *not* move yet, and combine what I save this year with my income tax refund next year to make a downpayment. This is something terrifyingly possible.
Yeesh. I'm talking myself into cold feet.
Queer as Folk Recaps
Or, the smart people, talking. Thank God. Linking only the unlocked entries. No-spoilery quotes.
The word of the episode seems to be ‘puke.’ I think Cowlip thinks they have to interject some mention of bodily functions or show us somebody peeing in every episode or they haven’t earned their money.
Man, I almost got a concussion from all the frickin' anvils. This show makes Marti Noxon look subtle.
Figured "Pride and Prejudice" summed up the Justin arc, if nothing else.
Who knew a man capturing drains and mildew on film could turn me on?
mlheathen here and here. The second one *might* have very light spoilers for later in the show.
mean subtlety and Cowlip haven't met before so I am hesitant to believe that this could be the case.
First, there are some shades of pink that people can wear and look good in. That is not one of those shades of pink. Just, ew.
*bounce* I need more to read.
Also, almost done. *Crosses fingers* So close.