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$10,000

Posted on 2007.08.22 at 10:11
Current Location: 75070
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Though undeserving, I've rec'd checks from some of you totaling $10,000 in support of my efforts on closing on the house on time. Embarrassing, to be sure; as psycho-stalker chick chick pointed out, "Perhaps a little better planning on your part and you wouldn't have been in this situation." Perhaps. Add to this my own pigheadedness of refusing to put less than 20% down despite the fact that I wouldn't incur PMI if I didn't, and really, I just come off as a blithering idiot undeserving of the generosity you on my friends list have shown. We are on schedule for Friday.

Your gifts were unexpected, and overwhelming. Thank you.





Happy Birthday
galinda822!
And my r/l brother!






There was a head-on collision on the ring-road which surrounds the plant last week. Careflight was called in and everything. The next day, the Security Guards at the gate amended their greeting with, "Drive safe" as if that would prevent further accidents of the sort. So everyday since, that's become a part of their routine. "Drive safe." Today, I dropped the Tib off at the dealership because the shiftknob top had come loose. I work only a couple of miles from the dealership and didn't feel I needed a ride, nor did I want to wait the estimated 45-minutes. So I walked. As I approach the gate on foot, I whip out my badge. I get the standard greeting, followed by of course...."Drive safe." I nod and thank him, and keep walking.

Comments:


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-08-22 15:41 (UTC) (Link)
I am using my Rachel Ray avatar because I am happy for you. Never forget you have really good friends. NEVER.

Happy birthday to your brother and to galinda822

Drive safe.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-23 15:09 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. And drive safe.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-08-23 15:13 (UTC) (Link)
Mein Fuher, I can walk!
wardlejew
wardlejew at 2007-08-22 16:15 (UTC) (Link)
"I just come off as a blithering idiot undeserving of the generosity you on my friends list have shown. We are on schedule for Friday."

blithering idiot - hardly
undeserving - never, I just wish I was in a position to help myself. Still pinching pennies to figure out how to own my newest family member.
Friday - Hope no new surprises are in store.

I can't figure out that stupid Quote button!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-23 15:11 (UTC) (Link)
Well, I appreciate the sentiment. I figure most people read my journal because they think its funny that a monkey can type. They're amused not at its content, but rather the idea behind a simian publishing text. Either way, thanks, and drive safe.
galinda822 at 2007-08-22 18:13 (UTC) (Link)
Wow! You do have some fantastic friends! How wonderful!

Thanks for holler out for my b-day! Tell your r/l brother Happy Birthday!
Me
photogoot at 2007-08-23 01:59 (UTC) (Link)
Happy Birthday Galinda! You are the sexiest 40, oops, I mean 39 year old I know! ;-)
galinda822 at 2007-08-23 02:27 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks sweetie!

I think I'm going to start telling people I'm 50...they'll think I look FANTASTIC! :)
Me
photogoot at 2007-08-23 02:29 (UTC) (Link)
Darling you look fantastic for 30!
galinda822 at 2007-08-23 04:44 (UTC) (Link)
You're such a flirt! :)
Me
photogoot at 2007-08-23 05:00 (UTC) (Link)
Ain't I a stinker? ;-)
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-23 15:21 (UTC) (Link)
Such a GREAT picture! You do good work. Drive safe!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-23 15:14 (UTC) (Link)
Yes I do.
Crazy but true.
I don't understand all the buzz
Maybe its because
I have a nice face.
Either way, drive safe!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-08-22 19:29 (UTC) (Link)
"So I walked. As I approach the gate on foot, I whip out my badge. I get the standard greeting, followed by of course...."Drive safe." I nod and thank him, and keep walking."

Maybe he was talking to the little mouse that controls the workings in your head.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-23 15:15 (UTC) (Link)
That being said, I think it needs oiling. Drive safe.
Me
photogoot at 2007-08-23 02:02 (UTC) (Link)
Drive Safe.

Good luck to you both on Friday. When do you move in? Or should I say When does the ever lovely Lady L start painting. Move in can wait until her canvas is dry. ;-)
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-23 15:17 (UTC) (Link)
True dat! Actually, the sage color most of the house has already been painted with has grown on her. In an unprecedented move, she's decided to not paint right away. I'm taking tomorrow off for closing...with any luck at all, I'll be sleeping tomorrow night in the new house. Thanks, and drive safe!
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ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-23 15:20 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thanks for the support

How cool is that? I love meeting random people! I took a peek at your profile to see if anything in our interests matched up, and then read your journal - I had assumed at the time, since you were so excited about http://ehow.com that you'd simply mistakenly added me as associated with that site; Thanks for clearing up the mystery!

I was in Intelligence in the Air Force and was in Korea at Osan from 1995-1996.

Thanks for commenting and drive safe!
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ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-23 19:15 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thanks for the support

I'm slowly (oh so very slowly it seems) writing stories about my time overseas. The only one I have on here so far is Saudi. Korea is my next one.

This one was taking longer because I first had to convert all my movies to DVD so I could grab screen-shots from them, and then I packed them all up to move back to Texas, and haven't unpacked them yet.

November 69: Six degrees of separation...
irulan_amy at 2007-08-23 18:41 (UTC) (Link)
Glad to hear psycho stalker lady is still around. ;)

Congrats, and I hope the closing goes smoothly. :D
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-23 18:54 (UTC) (Link)
She's always with us. Reading...waiting...preparing for her next psycho-attack. Wait a tic, are you psycho-stalker chic?

Anyway, thanks! And drive safe.
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