• Budget & Finance,  Hearts & Homes

    Foreclosure, Reality, and Emotional Pain

    I knew we had an appointment in Chancery┬ácourt on July 11th. I knew we did. Sort of. We’ve had previous appointments with the court and they always sent us something in the mail. Mr. Brickie, after the last court date, said, “I’ll just show up at the date they say to. Just in case.” I am the one who told him to wait for the papers to come in the mail. I am the one who flicked the first domino and chose this path. I am the only one to blame. Chancery court is so far behind in cases (I said) and you shouldn’t have to take a day off…

  • House Updates

    Trains, Courthouses, and Exhaustion Beyond Coffee

    This morning we took the little one and hopped the train and went downtown. We really had no idea what we were in for. Armed with a messenger bag full of tax returns, paperwork, and electronics for the preschooler (that, seriously, you know she never touched, right?) we trekked off on our train adventure. Lucky for us, most of the rush hour passengers are gone by the time we got there for our 8:11am train. We were able to score seats across from each other and the little one sat on our laps – trading off whenever she got a little bored – during the journey. I knew we were…

  • House Updates

    The Mortgage Company Won’t Be My Valentine

    This is the part where you act all shocked and surprised in an attempt to be supportive. Come on, you could look a little horrified. Okay, maybe not. But we have things in the works, my friends. Before that (and hopefully before I double-enter seventy more one-line paragraphs) I wanted to update you on The Credit Card Fiasco that Created Christmas. It’s a quick update because the tax return is going to take care of them all and I’m going to tuck them ever-so-gently into my little zipper pouch that I hide on the moon and not use them again. Crisis averted. In addition I have enough to pop into…