Saturday, February 7, 2009

On a Personal Note: Continued

Well, for now it looks like the internet will stay on because we've decided not to buy the house we were looking at. The realtor had shown it to us in the midst of renovations and assured us the price would be much lower than the final asking price turned out to be from the seller. While we were sent into a scramble to try and figure out the financing at this much higher price we stood teetering on the edge of potential financial ruin and realized this is similar to how the housing market crashed. So we backed out.

My husband's hours are still short. He is an auto mechanic who gets paid per car, not by hour, and people haven't been as eager to get necessary repairs done or pay for quality work when they could get it done cheaper and faster elsewhere but with far less trained technicians. The auto shop he works in specializes in correcting other shops' mistakes and fixing problems that dealerships can't figure out. Right now, those specialties seem to fall on deaf ears of the folks hoping to just get something done cheap or not at all and I can't blame them when so many people are out of work or struggling to make ends meet. We're right there with them.

In the meantime I am still here pursuing poetry and promoting poets themselves in the hopes of a brighter future for all of us.

I should have all regular posts up starting Monday and hope you'll drop in again soon, thanks for your support and kind words...


Andrew said...

Smart move with the real estate. It is difficult to say 'no' once you've decided 'yes' for all other practical and aesthetic reasons, but believe me it is the road to heartache to over commit yourselves financially. Been there, done that.

Poet Hound said...

Dear Andrew,
Thanks for the support. It does break our heart to say no because we had become emotionally involved with an adorable older house but it is far better to be on sure footing financially so we'll have to wait for a better opportunity.