February 23rd, 2010

Confused, dragon

Day 54

 Today's Art:  birthday sketch for cow orker.  Inking and doodling in SAI.  Full tablet mode seems most practical for drawing, since I'm only using a couple of tools.  For painting I need to have the keyboard hotkeys.

Gave blood today so not quite firing on all cylinders.
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Confused, dragon

Who is Nibbling at my House

So I guess I am house hunting, or condo hunting since my IRA was pretty well wiped out by the crash and a mistake by my tax attorney that came round to bite me last year.  But if not now, probably never, so.

Everyone seems excited for me, but the truth is that I am not excited about it at all.  I like where I am living, and getting into a good apartment is a crapshoot, let alone a place that I will be stuck with for at least the next decade.  I never wanted to buy a house while I was still single.  I am doing it for purely practical reasons-- I am unlikely to have another chance to get in, my monthly payment will probably go down, and I would prefer for most of my equity to be in real estate and not the stock market when our economy crashes and inflation kicks in.  Still, if I can't find a place before April when the first-time buyer credit expires, I might just resign myself to renting for the rest of my life.
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    pessimistic pessimistic