There is, though, only the one of me. My head is still caught in vice jaws labelled "home lender" and "State property taxes" and it looks to be a close squeeze. I cannot do much about but get through it or fail in the effort, so why not whine to you?
...Times are tough all over, is why. I'm trying to find out the current status of my application for the several exemptions that would reduce my tax burden and (therefore) bring down my escrow amounts but it is slow going. (Several readers have suggested I spin the taxes out of loan but I can't -- as a first-time home-buyer of modest means, the choice was not and is not available).
So if I seem a bit distracted, if there's a lot more "linky" than "thinky" some mornings, now you know why. The next couple of months will tell the tale. I'm moderately hopeful but I'm having to cut outlay to the bone. Oh, waaaaaah, I've got a roof over my head now and looks like I'll keep it, I should maybe not fret so much. Easier said than done!
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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