Monday, March 10, 2008

Living in a Shotgun Shack

And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
And you may ask did I get here?
Talking Heads
“Once in a Lifetime”

So. We are not moving. We could not make the house work for us for a variety of reasons. I am really bummed and I can’t talk about it.

The breakroom where I work is stocked with a variety of teas, coffee, and hot chocolate packets. I am finding little consolation in the idea I can drink hot chocolate, “now with antioxidants!” How can hot chocolate have antioxidants in it? What kind of world are we living in?

Back to house news, because I can’t stop thinking about it. Sweet Dub and I have been watching the real estate market tank, and following forecasts which indicate the L.A. housing market won’t fully correct itself until possibly 2010. This is frustrating, because we are on the cusp of being able to buy, and yet anything we buy now would probably depreciate as soon as we bought it. It’s like buying a car!

At any rate, because I am all about the Internets, I have found a couple of LA-area blogs I like, one of which is pretty well known, and the other perhaps not so much. Check them out, if you feel like it. Now, with antioxidants!


trebs said...

I am so sorry to hear your news. We are in quite a similar situation here in the San Gabriel Valley. We have been slowly, slowly saving toward a ridiculous down payment for someday, meanwhile renting in a house I actually quite like, but feeling like we are getting nowhere in this market. Furthermore, the teacher layoffs are due this week and I"m just hoping NOT to see a form letter in my mailbox. I am thinking of you guys and hope that maybe somehow things will work out for the best. (PS: Also suffering what-to-do-about-Kindergarten anxiety) I'm with you sister!

trebs said...

PPS ... my word verification for the previous comment?

Enough said.

sploo said...

I've been a regular at the LA Land Blog on the LA Times site ( and I like Kate in The Valley ( I am obsessed with the real estate market now that we can think about buying after ALL THESE YEARS! Apologies for the yelling but you know my frustration, I think. He's also known at The Comedian.

Lisa Blah Blah said...

I can't even begin to tell you how ticked off I was about it, but now I keep telling myself that it just means that something better is on the horizon. Just have to be patient and be glad for the blessings we already have...

Sploo: Ah, the Comedian. How is my boyfriend these days?

Cee in SF said...

This sucks! But, I do believe that this, too, must be for a reason and will hope that you become illuminated to the reason soon. It's Lent and I'm feeling all Lenten.

Lisa Blah Blah said...

Oh, I forgot all about the Lent. This must be because I am a pagan heathen. So I think for Lent, I'm giving up all good news. At least that's what it seems like!