That’s what the times are said to be right now according to Ben Bernanke, and what a clever man he is to see this. Someone from CoreLogic, a real estate tracking company, opines that the economy and the housing market are stagnant and will be staying that way for some time to come; another amazing insight.
OK, so I’m being sarcastic. I’m not in a good mood. I’ve just learned this afternoon that on or about September 1st I will be out of a job. Yes, the times certainly are unusually uncertain. I can only get on my knees and thank the Universe that we dumped the loser house we were in and moved before all this came down. I would be so much more than sarcastic if we were still in the old place looking for where we were going to live. This new home is small, efficient, and the rent is super reasonable; we lucked out in making this move when we did just a little over a month ago. Thank you Universe!
We got a letter today that was forwarded from our old home (the one we walked away from) from someone who obviously has checked out the neighborhood and noticed that our old house is empty (probably from the dried up grass in front). The letter is on plain white paper, no letterhead, and looks almost like it came off a typewriter. The letter asks “If you could stay in your home, would you?” and then goes on to say that as long as we don’t have a trustee sale set within a week, they can help us. The woman gives a phone number and her name is typed only, no signature. She also says that “they” are helping 40 other people. I have to wonder what kind of scam this might be and almost feel like calling to find out. I can only imagine the money they would ask for to “help” us, and feel sorry for the 40 people they’ve already hooked, if they really have.
Let the good times roll.