First, for “all” those who missed me, I’m back. I learned yesterday that Blogger had shut me down for “suspicious” activity. What it was, I don’t know. There is a series of links you can use to verify yourself and get the lights turned back on. I did and here I am, back in business, so to speak.
Second, in my spare time, over lunch on Tuesday, I bought a condo. I suppose that’s a bit impulsive; but, I am now experiencing the wonders of the “short sale” process.
I had dinner last Saturday with friends, one of whom is a real estate agent. We talked about short sales and he mentioned that he knew of several potentially good deals in the area. I looked at one of them on Sunday but it turned out to be under contract. I looked at another, over the lunch hour Tuesday. The dollars were so compelling, I made an offer. After some back and forth about details, the offer was “accepted” yesterday, kinda.
In a short sale, there are a bunch of people who have a say. Me and the unfortunate seller of course. The lender, the servicing bank and the mortgage insurance company. Everyone has to say yes and everyone but me and the seller have a stack of folders that represent houses on which they’ve lost money on their desks. They are overworked and unhappy.
Right now they are all tentatively on board; but, they have two weeks to back out, we’ll see.
Third, in the world of computers, phones and internet, none of the players like me. Google, as noted above, burped and shut me down. It’s Gmail service which I use with Android on my phone quit working, sometimes, other times working just fine. The fix, I was told by the nice lady at T-Mobile was a “factory reset.” Liar. I still have the problem and between T-Mobile and Google, I can’t reload some of the apps.
Not to be outdone, AT&T has been flaky at the office for some time. The decision was finally made to switch to Comcast which will happen on Monday. AT&T’s DSL, apparently sensing the rejection has been even more flaky, shutting down, reappearing, shutting down, repeat constantly.
Fourth, for me, I’m working a lot amidst all of these distractions. I’m going to have to do something about that.
How was your week?