This is my life right now: Commute kids to school. Get loan documents. Get more loan documents. Write. Provide more loan documents.
I have done this house buying thing once or twice in my life, but it’s never been like this. I get it, things are different now. But it feels almost violating, some random 20 something loan intern combing through the minutiae of your life’s history, eyeing you with mistrust, as if YOU’RE the one responsible for the current housing mess. While our mortgage history should speak for itself, well, it doesn’t, and in the meantime I’ve been buried under roughly 15 tons of paperwork that need to be signed in triplicate, preferably in one’s own blood, and overnighted back to whatever cavernous facility houses all these dead trees.
I also get to go on Fox 5 in the Morning tomorrow to reprise my Holiday Gifts for Pets bit that we did last year. While that’s a blast and I’m looking forward to it, it also means a last minute scramble for the necessary objects that may or may not be in storage: festive outfit; Santa hat; full coverage foundation. I care the most about the latter.
THEN I’m leaving next week to cover the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando. I am also super excited about that, but truth be told I’ve been so overwhelmed with all this other stuff I’ve barely had time to process it. Dogs! Agility! Obedience! Where’s the business center as I have 50 more pages they forgot to have me sign I need to overnight to the title company?
This, my friends, is why I have been a bad blogger lately. Please forgive me. This process has all but sucked the life out of me, leaving me a twitchy, bloodless husk spending way too much time burying my sorrows in Peppermint Jo Jos, which is admittedly a very poor, albeit delicious, stress coping mechanism. And say a teensy prayer, if you are the type to do so, that this insane surreal journey through the looking glass of Moving in a Crummy Market that has dominated my life since MAY will be done with by Christmas, because until that happens I’m likely going to continue being a hot mess.