Friday, January 11, 2008
Mo money to the man
This image is probably not appropriate since putting money into your home is never money down the drain (unless you make one of those toilet seats made out of coins and dollar bills in which case its not money down the drain so much as sitting on money or something) but I liked the image and thought it was good.
Today we wrote a check for the second 5% of our initial down payment. As we said before, because the sellers asked to delay the closing until April, our lawyer worked it out that we gave 5% at the initial signing and 5% now so that we could keep our money in the bank just a little bit longer. Smart guy. So the second big check went out today and well, it's for a good cause, but DAMN that's a lot of dough.
We're getting closer to moving out, realizing day by day (by day) that soon we will have to say goodbye to this place which stinks because we really do love it. It's going to be different living in a new building with new people (first there will be the move to Amanda's parents building, where all the old people eye you suspiciously...I once got in trouble for daring to use the gym there) and new doormen, and I may even be forced to tell one particular guy that my name is not in fact "Ed."
This is not a sob story because certainly I'm willing to give up the doorman and the short commute for a great neighborhood and a new beginning. I just have a feeling that I don't realize how different it will be when I have to pick up my own dry cleaning, and have to be around when packages get delivered. Just different I guess.
On another note, one of the things for the co-op package we had to get was a credit report, and the big thing was that you weren't supposed to open it since the board might think you had altered it in photoshop. So of course i accidentally opened mine, and freaked, and of course didn't even look, only to notice that what i had opened was a letter telling me that I had already gotten my free annual credit report and if i wanted to get another one I'd have to pay. So we ordered one for each of us.
By the way, if you want to get a free credit report, check out www.annualcreditreport.com. It lets you see your score based on the top 3 credit agencies, experian, equifax, and transunion.
That's all for now.
P.S. If anyone other than my dear friend Abby Saryanne is reading this thang, please feel free to throw out some shout outs in the comments so that I know I have more than a fan of one (not that i'm complaining!)