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Gingerleigh.................
May 13, 2002
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syqg
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Where are u?

May 13, 2002
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In Seattle with my head up my ass. Lamenting mostly over the corner I've painted myself into over sky high rent and sky high property values and wanting to hit myself in the head with a baseball bat every time I pass by a shack with a for sale sign on it and a flyer professing "old world charm, great starter home, a real steal at just $300K!" Makes me want to go crawling back to my apartment owner and beg for a 5 year lease.

How's life treating you, Syqg?

May 13, 2002
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So...........sounds like money on ur mind these days huh? I go through that too! Or did I read u wrong? Life is good these days. 🙂 I still come in here alot. But pretty much staying busy. Want to hear from you more. (((((((((huh))))))))) You were the one who helped me keep my "insanity" in check that week! lol I miss seeing your advice in here and hearing about you. Write back. Details please...........

May 14, 2002
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Nope, you got it right, money is the worry of the day. Although, I have to admit, if given the choice to fret about money or about relationships, I'd rather fret about the money. That one is black and white, either you have it or you don't. It's an easy problem to identify. Compare that to trying to work through issues with a spouse or a kid where you don't even know what the problem is half the time. Does he love me still? Is she drinking again? Is he not interested in sex because I've gotten flabby? Is my kid smoking dope or having unsafe sex? Nope, none of those uncertainties. You open up your checkbook and go hm. Open up your wallet and moths fly out. We can all relate. It's frustrating, but common and understandable. I talk to my folks back east and their eyes go googlie when I tell them the types of salaries people see in the West, wow, twice as much as what people make in Pennsylvania, but then my rent is 4 times what my dad pays in mortgage so where does that even out?

Gotta say again, I feel real lucky that all I have to worry about with the money thing is me. No kids to try to provide for, no husband to monitor my spending, or more likely, me to watch over his spending. I got off easy in life it seems. I could have been at such a different place right now if even just a few things were different in my life, I feel so damn lucky.

*smile* Maybe, if I keep up with the lucky streak, in three months you'll find me weeding in front of a tiny 2 bedroom place with broken windows and stairs that need to be replaced and floors that need to be refinished. Maybe you'll find me ripping out 40 year old linoleum, painting, fixing, scraping... just looking for something real to sink my teeth into. And I'm looking forward to it, just need to find my little place to call home. Maybe I'm nesting, been moving around so much over the last 5 years that I need to just put down some roots and just be.

That's what keeps me going. I love having goals, and that keeps me happy, working towards something.

So, how about you? You went through some rough stuff about a month ago, what's going on?

May 14, 2002
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A nice dream, gingerly. Had a friend about twenty years ago in Mt Vernon, out near the Skagit who had a 2 bedroom bungalow. Ripped out the ceiling in livingroom and a wall in the bedroom and made a wonderful loft and a cathedral ceilinged livingroom. Stained glass in bath and dining rooms and it felt like a palace. -- Hope you get there for less than 4x your Dad's mortgage. *smile*

May 15, 2002
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Ginger, you just motivated me again . . . Keeping my fingers crossed for you

May 15, 2002
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Thanks gals. Heading out to look at another fixer-upper tonight. Thanks for checking up on me and keeping *me* motivated.

May 16, 2002
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gingerleigh sounds like you know what you want, I think that is so great. I am in the same damn place for 15 years I think, lost count. I want out but hell just don't do it. Need to set some goals but don't, I can just picture you with that fixer-upper. Maybe you will give me some motivation. Where I live the realestate is so high all I can afford is a fixer-upper. Good luck to you.

May 16, 2002
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Hello, damaged. Picture you with the fixer-upper. It's there. Good to hear your voice again. Love to you.

May 16, 2002
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Oh y'all are giving me waayyyy too much credit, especially after last night. I got daunted! Looked at 5 places with the agent last night, and 3 of them had, well, no other way to describe it than BAD KARMA. Just felt like something bad happened there, ya know? As for the other two... the family hadn't moved out of one yet, and it was so wonderful, they had 2 kids, and the house felt happy and lived in and the agent told me that they would be looking at offers on Friday and that there were 5 offers turned in on it already (the house went on the market on Monday). That made my head spin. The last one... that was THE HOUSE though, because it felt like it had like a billion square feet, was in a nice happy homey section of town, and could have easily turned into the Northwest branch of Molly's healing sanctuary for humans. The house had been vacant for 20 years though, for whatever reason, and walking in there, although it felt "good", the air was so dank and the floor boards in certain areas felt mushy and my lungs actually started to tighten after about 10 minutes of poking around. Fixer upper... no, not really, kind of a gutter outter or tearer downer or asbestos remover. *smile* Just too damn expensive for the amount of work I'd have to do, but I can have my dreams. It was already kind of out of my price range, and then adding in all the extra work... too rich for my blood. (Someone tell me again how fun it is looking for a place to call home.) But I had lovely dreams of the place last night, of touching the floor boards and running through the empty rooms, filling the place with friends and laughter...

Love to everyone today, you made me smile.

May 16, 2002
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Love to you, gingerleigh. You made me smile too. Thanks.

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