Posts tagged ‘home ownership’

June 9, 2011

My Part-Time Job, Or, House Updates

by brandt

As you might haven noticed, it’s been a bit quiet around the New House on the Blog.  While I’d like to say we were sneaky and hid away at a secret bungalow on the beach, that’s just in my dreams.

Because you see, I’ve got a part-time job.

I usually get to work at about 7:30 in the morning, and get off at 4:30 in the afternoon.  Add on 30 minutes for drive time, and I get home at 5:00PM.  And while I wish my day ended then, as soon as I pull into our driveway, I’m re-energized.  I run upstairs to get changed, and then it’s off to my part time job.

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April 5, 2011

Losing Your Privacy, or, Meeting Lender Conditions

by brandt

I know I’ve told this before, but when I was in college, I was in a pretty bad accident that put me in the hospital for 8 days.  I believe the exact phrase that was used on the medical and police reports was “Pedestrian vs. Motor Vehicle,” and I was the pedestrian.  Needless to say, the motor vehicle won that confrontation.

While I consider myself a pretty open person, I wasn’t prepared for just how “open” I would need to be in the hospital.  I was prepared for some of the awkward questions they ask when getting your medical history.  I used to donate plasma for $25/pint when I was in college for some extra cash, and many of the questions they ask make you blush and feel uncomfortable, but you get used to it.  What I wasn’t prepared for was the lack of personal privacy that happens in a hospital.

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