Wednesday, November 25, 2009


In any other state in the union we would have gotten the keys to our property last night when we signed the thirty thousand pieces of paper to buy the house. Apparently there is a law in California that says you cannot fund your loan and take possession of your property on the same day. Guess when our loan funds? Today. It's a long weekend. Guess when we can get in our house? Monday. As an added bonus, we get to pay $200 for the privilege of not moving in.

Four day weekend, wasted. Instead we both have to take off work Monday and move everything in one day. Fun times. I'm trying to be positive because I just bought a house in a time when people don't have jobs, but I just feel kind of stressed out right now.

Since my tv is set to cut off today and I've already packed the DVD player and I pretty much already packed everything else, that gives me four days to clean, grade papers and work on my screenplay. And since everybody else left town, it should be pretty quiet around here. Maybe now is the time when I will have some genius inspiration that will set my career on fire.

Still, right now I'd rather be unpacking boxes in my new house.


  1. You probably already looked into this, but technically Friday is not a "bank" holiday. The markets are open. Funds can get transferred back and forth. Etc.

    I always used to get the short straw and had to go in the day after Thanksgiving when I temped at a bank.

    So it's really lame that you can't take possession on Friday.

  2. Same here. I'm not sure why Citibank is closed Friday, but there it is. Maybe because everybody in LA leaves town so they figure they shouldn't bother coming to work.

  3. Just go break into your new house. Bust out a bump key and get in there. If it breaks the lock, big's your doorknob, do as thou wilt.

  4. Cheer up. You're a home owner!

    Plus: where are the memories of your old place? Any good ones? Now's the time to bring 'em back.

  5. You're right. I know.

    It's not the end of the world and it will seem unimportant in the long run.

    As Romeo once said "All these woes shall serve for sweet discourses in our time to come."

    Then he killed himself.

  6. That industry still hasn't been f'd hard enough to get their crap together.

    I wish I could start a business, only to fail, then get paid tons for doing it, like BOA.

  7. You could always jump start the moving process by loading everything into one of those "Pod" mover things on Friday, park it front of your new house, go have a nice weekend at some cheap, sleazy (or if you prefer, something truly expensive) hotel and do what happy couples do with no regard for the other guests, and a the stroke of midnight Sunday night (which is technically Monday), move you stuff in and live happily ever after as bonafide home owner.

    Enjoy and good luck.

  8. "My advice to you is to start drinking heavily."

  9. I think Grant's right. Also, I think I got keys the same day the loan was recorded- the escrow company got a call, I was waiting and took the keys. Had a crew of guys pulling up the carpet in one hour....
    I'm not gonna compare 'this sucks' stories with you, but this sucks! I feel for ya.


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