Some random and totally unconnected thoughts for this Monday.
Are you ready? I am about to do a little ranting.
The Mortgage Mess
No, I'm not going all political on you. Well, maybe a little. I just have to get this off my chest.
Husband and I are refinancing our mortgage. Mainly because (hello!) rates are freaking low, AND we have a home equity loan (used for the infertility medical expenses) which carries a pretty hefty payment. Responsible citizens that we are, we are restructuring our loans because it makes financial sense.
So, I am watching a news show last night, curiously... about The Mortgage Mess. Perhaps you saw it too. Anyway, I am watching this show with my husband, and my blood starts to boil. This show features a few families "caught up in the housing meltdown", now destitute with their homes foreclosed. They are all playing the victim... THE MORTGAGE COMPANIES failed ME they say. THEY APPROVED ME FOR A LOAN I could NEVER AFFORD they say. I DIDN'T READ the LOAN paperwork, they say. The GOVERNMENT OWES ME, they say.
And I hit the roof. I am so freaking tired of people putting their mistakes on the backs of others. Anyone heard of PERSONAL responsibility? Do these people NOT have a family budget? If you clear $1,600 a MONTH in salary and were approved for a mortgage of $2,400 a month do you not have the brain cells to DO THE MATH???
And now, begins the bailout of these people who have NO RIGHT to be bailed out. And who pays for these folks making bad decisions? ME. I might as well stand out on the sidewalk in front of my house and hand out $100 bills. I am so incensed.
Way to teach your children the fine art of blaming others, my fellow citizens.... ! Way. to. go.
The Annoying Soccer Moms
If I need to overhear one more conversation between ungrateful Moms complaining about their kids, I am just going to lose it. I was hoping a random soccer ball would fly up and knock some perspective into their small heads. The have no idea how fucking lucky they are.
...ok, rants done. Ooooh, I feel better.
The End of the World
I live between two major Air Force Bases. My house isn't on a direct flight path for the commercial jets so it's unusual to hear air traffic 'round these parts. When we do, it's military planes and helicopters. But not often. To me, they are distinct because they are so LOUD. Anyway, all weekend, there's been something going on in the skies above my town. Specifically, the last two nights I thought The War of the Worlds was outside my window. Do military planes do training at night? I swear it's so bizarre.
I know one of my blogging friends who have significant others in the military might offer up a comment on this. Please do... is it Training Week or something? Or should I be looking out for giant Octopus looking creatures? lol.