Monday, March 28, 2005

The theme of the day is STRESS.

We had our second open house yesterday. Each OH requires hours and hours of preparation and cleaning. And 2 people showed up, and neither of them liked it.

I hate feeling out of control like this. I don't like the way my broker is marketing the property. I think she could be doing a lot more. But she is a "closer" and I know that's important.

We're having another open house next Sunday, and then I'm taking a break for a couple of weeks.

In other stressful news, I tried to get a home equity loan and found out we have a blight on Rich's credit report for A LAWSUIT THAT HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH US. That's right folks, a man with a similar but by no means the SAME name as my husband was sued in 2003. These people don't even live in the same town as us, and this is on my husband's credit report until Experian deins to clear it up, sometime in the next 45 days. (theoretically) Even though I have a certified copy of the lawsuit showing that it was NOT us, and that it was paid, we still have a crappy credit score. The bank won't manually adjust our score based on our evidence. How completely unfair and stupid is that? We can still get the loan, but a ridiculously high interest rate. We can borrow it off of a credit card for that.

And, I'm really worried about daycare for next year. The place we are now will no longer be convenient to our new place. There are really only have 3 options that are convenient to the new place. One, is Oxford Street Daycare Cooperative. It's a nice program, but it's prohibitively expensive and they require 4 hours per week of parental volunteering. So, I'd be paying $300 more per month than most comparable programs and I'd have to work there as well. The other is Harvard Yard Childcare, but I think they have a pretty hefty volunteer commitment as well. I want to send him to Bigelow Coop in Harvard Square, but they only have one slot, and I don't expect to get it.

Why is this so hard?

I think I have to let this stuff go. There isn't anything I can do about it.


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