Monday, December 17, 2012

So you had a bad day

Today is one of those days. A day where seemingly everything that can go wrong, does go wrong.
It all started this morning as I was getting ready to take Winter to cello lessons. She has her school's Christmas concert tonight.I was waiting in the car and didn't see it happening, but as soon as Winter came to get me, I realized something must be very wrong. I couldn't even believe my eyes.  In her haste to get out the door, she forgot (or was too lazy) to check her cello case, so as she went out the door, the cello his the concrete and broke in half!  The long stem piece had snapped right off the sound board. I was in such shock that I didn't even know what to say. The tongue lashing didn't come until we were on the way to school. And taking a photo wasn't even on my mind until we no longer had the cello. After taking Winter to school, I took the broken cello to the Rocky mountain middle school, where we rent it from. The teacher was as much in shock as me, but fortunately he had an extra one that Winter can use until hers gets repaired. I don't even want to think about how much that is going to cost!

If that wasn't enough for one day, I got an email from my realtor informing me that the short sale that we've been working 6 months on closing on will take even longer. The bank's appraisal has expired, and a new one will be done. I feel like the market is going up, and worry that the appraisal will come in higher than before. Also, interest rates have been at a record low (3.5%) which is partly why this house will work for us. I'm also worried that by the time we close, the interest rates will have gone up. So not only will our payment go up because of appraisal, but also interest.

Now any time anything goes wrong I just shrug my shoulders. Like when Winter poured a whole cup of milk all over the counter. And I almost expect more to go wrong. Are we sure it's not Friday the 13th?


Lisa said...

Yuck. Sorry you and Winter had such a bad day. There's always tomorrow. At least that's what I like to tell myself. A cello is just a cello - and it will all work out.

angela michelle said...

Argh, bad news on the house. I bet it will still work out though. I can't believe the whole thing is dragging out so long!! You'd think they'd want to let someone buy it!

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