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It seems so strange that LJ is basically dead to any of us that won't let Russia tell us what to do. 15 YEARS of life and memories that thankfully could be transferred here but now we've got to figure out how everything works.

Paul & I have been trying to get this house refinanced for 2 years and just the weirdest crap keeps coming up to delay it and this latest one is the appraisal came in crazy low. We even filed a rebuttal but appraisers are beholden to like, nobody so nothing much came of it. We could have still gone through with it & were waiting for rates to stabilize but after talking with our finance unicorn figured the only way to get the rate and payment we want would be to bring $12K to closing (because sure, who doesn't have $12K hanging around on a moment's notice?) due to the low appraisal. So she & I thought...that appraisal expires soon, let's get a different one. She was over the other day dropping off some paperwork and got to see the progress we were making on repainting the living room and saw the granite we're going to use for the new mantel and the new light fixture in the dining room and figured a $500 appraisal could save us tens of thousands and appraisals are happening much more quickly (it took MONTHS to schedule last time). With that in mind I spent the weekend finishing the living room paint and boy are my arms tired *rimshot*

Now I'm in this weird place that I get thanks to Rupus where I'm full of energy but I can't move. I liken it to having mono, when you started to feel a bit better and thought "I can totally get up and do all these things today, I feel good! I've got oomph!" and then you go to get up and physically can't. Body say "NO". I was just so psyched to get things accomplished that I want to keep going and we know I'm never good at limits. Drug #373593743876 is doing OK. I seem to have hit a wall like 3 drugs ago but I can mostly function and I'm so tired of new drugs and new side effects that I'm just staying put for a while. I just get frustrated because things take me so long. We've been in the house a little over 2 years and have removed the wallpaper in the kitchen and repainted, removed the wallpaper mural in the TV room and painted that wall (all the walls are actual wood paneling and I'm hesitant to paint over it. The feature wall looks nice but I hate painting good wood. Maybe I'll do a light white-wash), put tile on the master bath floor, changed the TV room light fixtures, changed the dining room light fixture, and now the living room focal wall and other walls. Those last 3 have been done since January when the last appraiser came. This would take normal people like less than 6 months. Fucking Rupus. My living room sure is pretty though.

Date: 2017-05-01 02:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] poisonedgrace
Amen on all that LJ biz there at the top. I am still floundering a bit over here. And for some reason all of my old posts migrated over twice... once with comments, and once without, so I have basically 15 years worth of duplicate entries, and I am having to go through and delete the doubles, without comments one at a time basically. /angryface

Date: 2017-05-25 10:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rhiannon76
I agree about the weirdness of the LJ situation. I still haven't migrated my entries over... but I'm loathe to just abandon them too. I also haven't checked in here basically since the day that I created my account, and am still figuring out how things work here.

Our house has so much wood paneling. SO MUCH. It's left over from a 1970s remodel, and I kinda like it but it's also kinda crappy. The diagonal paneling in John's studio is just glued on to the plaster of the wall, and pieces have been coming unglued and falling off for the past few years. The stuff in the family room is sturdier and better installed, but it's also kind of rough, which means that dust and cobwebs stick to it like crazy. As does paper towel lint. (Ask me how I know! :P)

Good luck with your home improvement projects. Did you get the appraisal? Was it better this time?

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