At any rate, I'm going to rant about things that piss me off today, because, quite frankly, I'm pissed. I think that's a pretty good reason. The name of the game is that YOU get to rant today, too, (or you can actually wait until Thursday, I don't care) either in my comments section or on your own blog and link back and we can all be raving lunatics and feel better in the process.
Misery deserves company, right??? So join in; it'll be fun.
On to what's really important, though, which is WHY I AM MAD TODAY.
Thing 1: Let me refresh you for a moment about that house we've been trying to buy for months now. Since January I think??? Click here: http://onlythesheppards.blogspot.com/2009/05/hope-you-appreciate-this.html if you're not up to speed...
So at any rate, we're closing on our current house this Friday, and have a closing date for this coming Monday to buy the new house. We've picked out paint colors and arranged furniture in our heads and nothing can possibly go wrong at this point, right???
Until we find out today our mortgage broker may have sat on his thumbs a little too long before ordering the appraisal, and since there is currently a delay in getting appraisals done we will more than likely not be able to close on the 1st... Which is the last day of the contract... Which means A.) the seller's bank will probably go ahead and foreclose on the seller and we don't get the house, or B.) the seller's bank will agree to push back the closing until our mortgage company gets all their ducks in a row, but we'll be charged $75/day late fees until we do close... Not a lot of money unless this drags on for another 2 to 3 weeks late as our realtor thinks it might...
Of course, we could also get a super-nice appraiser who will push us ahead of everyone else and get the report completed by the end of this week... but... seriously... What are the odds of that???
So that's Thing 1 that has me pissed off today.
Thing 2 is much less important, but it's a very important global issue impacting hundreds of millions of people... Namely, why can't I ever get the correct order at fast food restaurants anymore??? Ever?
Thing 3 I won't discuss much, other than to scrape the surface of a super-sticky moral and religious topic that I'd rather not get into, other than to say when did it become the "good Christian thing to do" to enable others to make bad lifestyle and financial decisions simply because they profess to be fellow Christians? I'm more of a "hand up" rather than a "hand out" giver, and I don't think that makes me a bad person or a bad Christian... Just not a big fan of the whole "Christian Financial Bail-Out Plan."
Thus ends the 1st Weekly "Things That Piss Me Off Thursday" (on a Tuesday) blog list. I feel better now. Thanks for listening, and feel free to comment and leave your own rants!!! It'll be fun :)
*** Did I mention my pregnancy hormones have kicked in?***