Friday, May 3, 2013

So ready for the weekend...

My brain has pretty much been sucked out of my head this week.  I'm bone tired and in need of a little downtime.  Detailing with Wells Fargo and the house refi details and paperwork has left me feeling so drained.  I think I've satisfied the powers that be though.  Finally.  The first banker was pretty much a brainless buzzard who didn't do his job.  After many phone messages, emails and stressed-out days, I finally made the phone call to his supervisor and had him removed from our case.  No more Carlos.  See ya!  This guy was the very definition of inept.  He didn't return phone calls, he claimed to have not gotten ANY of my many, many messages, claimed he didn't receive my emails either.  He lost all 12 pages of my first faxed documents 2 weeks ago.  And because he didn't respond to my follow-up phone call to confirm that he'd received everything he needed from us, I made the mistake of assuming all was ok.  My mistake.  After 10 days had passed with no contact whatsoever, he sent me an email message requesting the same documents I'd sent him 10 days before.  Excuse me?  Really?

Well, let's just suffice it to say that I'm so thankful he's been pulled as our representative.  He actually said that we should just pull our paperwork and try again in a couple of months...my reply was "hell no".  So, the new gal tells me she has everything in hand and we're just waiting on my final house payment to clear so we have a final pay-off amount.  That was mailed on April 30th, so they should be getting it any day now.  I am so ready for this to be done.  Streamline my eye.  Big corporations are the definition of inefficiency...kind of reminds me of big government.  I'm just thankful that we're going to prevail and hopefully be finished up very soon.

The painting in our house is coming along nicely.  We're likely to wind up most everything probably this next week.  The final step is sorting through all our excess stuff and loading it in boxes for a trip to Goodwill.  I'm tired of having so much "stuff".  Downsize is going to be my new favorite term.  If I don't love it, or it doesn't get used on a regular basis...it's gone.  No ifs, ands or buts about it.  It's outa there!  I've been wanting to clear out my cabinets and cleaning supplies and closets downstairs for a really long time.  It's called deep spring cleaning.  :)

So, the only activity we have on tap for this weekend is to attend a BBQ at my sister's house.  She and her husband are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this Saturday.  Wow!  It's hard for me to imagine that my sis has been married for 50 years.  I remember when my sisters and I threw a surprise 50th wedding anniversary for my mom and dad.  That really doesn't seem like all that long ago.  Shocking just how very, very fast time goes by.  If you want to do it, or it's on your bucket list; better do it post haste.  Time's slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future...

So many things I want to do, experience and see...cleaning out and getting rid of excess "stuff" seems like the perfect way to start.  Simplifying our lifestyle and eliminating so much clutter will have a freeing impact on my mind, I think.  Clearing the path for the future and making it easier to see ahead to what's really important in life.  And nothing that's important to me requires dusting.  Nope.

Hope everyone has an honest to goodness kick-ass weekend.  The weather in our neck of the woods is going to be simply spectacular.  Sunshine and temps in the low 80's.  Can I get an Amen to that!?  I am so ready.  Spring in NW Oregon is absolutely breathtaking.  Bright green growth everywhere the eye can see, flowers springing forth with colorful abandon, birds singing and excitement in the air.  Get out there and enjoy it my friends!  Or just kick back, and bask in the goodness.  Whatever floats your boat!

Blessings all,
Lorie @ Cingsspots

13 comments:

Kate said...

Have a great weekend - sounds like you deserve a break!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Take a break and relax for a day or two:-) I love clearing out stuff, and perhaps I should take another swipe at it.

Mary said...

Clearing out the crap is a wonderful thing. Getting through it is not that great, but when it's over it really is so freeing. I did about 2 years ago and I don't miss a thing. Good for you!
As far as the re-fi craziness, it just boggles the mind that there are such inept individuals out there holding down jobs when there are so many good people that would kill for a job and do it a gillion times better. I'm glad its almost over for you.
I'm not sure if you remember or not, I'm over here in Vancouver, WA and so looking forward to this week-end! It's going to be glorious for sure! Enjoy!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Refinancing is extremely stressful. That paperwork is so sensitive that I think I'd go ballistic on a banker who lost it. Last year I single-handedly refinanced one house while buying another and nearly drowned in all the paperwork, emails and phone calls. I'm still recovering from it. Hopefully, you can relax this weekend.

fernvalley01 said...

Have a great and restful weekend my friend

Grey Horse Matters said...

Sounds like you need a break. Kick back and relax and have fun this weekend.

aurora said...

Lotsa rigamarole, glad it's behind you! I really need to sort through our overflowing excess "stuff" as well, it's just so daunting...

I give you a lot of credit for making so many tough things come together, enjoy a well-deserved wonderful weekend!

Cindy D. said...

UGH Wells Fargo is the absolute worst!!! I do no know of a single person who has ever had a good experience with them, whether it be mortgage, banking or what ever.

I love spring cleaning. Well not the actual work part of it, but the feeling I get when it is all done!

Strawberry Lane said...

Cheers for you! Taking on Wells Fargo!! You've made incredible progress! I'm with you on the "stuff" department. It it isn't a necessity or treasure ... it goes out the door. Space is beautiful! Enjoy your weekend and your sister's celebration!

Jenn said...

I do not envy you dealing with the "corporate machine." I deal with them as little as possible because the overall ineptitude ruins my day.

I've been in a serious downsizing mode lately, too. I can't believe the amount of stuff I have been holding on to for no reason at all! Out it goes and already my life feels less burdened. Now, if I could just convince my husband to unload some of his extra "crap."

Carolynn Anctil said...

I'm exhausted after two days of working outside now that the warm weather has finally arrived. I'm mostly digging out grass to prepare beds for flowers, and that is a horrible job! So glad to hear things are going well for you & you're enjoying life (we won't talk about the "incident" with Carlos)...

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Spring, it's a busy time for everyone.

I hope that everything gets sorted out, and moves smoothly.

Jen

Stephen Andrew said...

Ooooh dealing with banks is SO ANNOYING. I sympathize. Glad you've worked it out with them. It'll be worth it!