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I'm saved!

  1. wyanjen profile image81
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I am saved.

    From homelessness, that is.
    Don't get all excited, I still have not found god. tongue

    My salary was reduced, as some of you know. I have not been able to afford my rent, and I do not have nearly enough money to get into a new lease - believe me, I've been trying like crazy. I'll be out of money toward the end of July - no more rent from me, no more roof for my head.
    So, I put my notice in at work and started packing.

    I've been looking at a big move - to a new city in a new state. But before I started sending the résumés I made one last desperate move.

    Turns out, I qualified for help from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. Lots of help. MSHDA saved me.

    I found a real estate agent who KICKED ASS and, in less than four days, I bought myself a new house. Thanks Lynette!

    No BS - I paid less for this house than the cost of one month's rent at my apartment.

    http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv19/wyanjen/attachrealcomponlinecom.jpg

    I explained to my boss that I don't have to leave now that I have a home, and I didn't even have to twist his arm to let me stay. He is as relieved as I am, I think.

    PHEW!!!
    Now, get back to writing, you slacker. (I haven't even done a hub for the contest yet this week!)
    big_smile

    1. flogreen profile image61
      flogreenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations!  That is a very inspirational story, thank you for sharing! smile

  2. IzzyM profile image91
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    That is BRILLIANT news Wyanjen! I am so pleased for you smile

  3. alternate poet profile image67
    alternate poetposted 7 years ago

    Nice to see a system working to the good for a change !  I have just woken up and first post is good news to go with  my coffee - thanks and congrats and good luck for the future smile

  4. ediggity profile image60
    ediggityposted 7 years ago

    That's great, nice house, and have fun mowing the lawn!

  5. wyanjen profile image81
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-dance006.gif

    We'll have a HubPages house party - BYOB and also BYO-chair. I sold a lot of stuff when I thought I was going farther away. hee hee

    ediggity - yeah, the lawn is even bigger in the back. Luckily - huge coincidence - this house is two blocks away from my buddy Bill. I told him, hey, I'm so close you can just ride right over... on your lawnmower.
    lol

    1. ediggity profile image60
      ediggityposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds great, I can't wait for the Bring Your Own Bible party.

      1. wyanjen profile image81
        wyanjenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol
        Bring enough beer, I maybe won't notice the bible.

        The house is still innocent - I haven't moved in yet. So I think it would be safe.
        If you brought a bible to my apartment though, I think it would start to singe and smoke...


        kidding of course, I actually own one myself. It gets very very dusty, but no spontaneous flames in the presence of a non-believer.
        big_smile

        1. ediggity profile image60
          ediggityposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          We'll just get a keg, and I'll say a prayer before we tap it.

          1. wyanjen profile image81
            wyanjenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            It's a deal.

            I stole this from another hubber, but I think we're overdue for some stick figure action:

            http://rlv.zcache.com/you_are_being_monitored_office_humor_card-p137591485582581376q0yk_400.jpg

  6. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    That's Awesome! smile

  7. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    wyanjen this is great news! Congratulations!
    Looks like you fell and landed back on your feet. I enjoyed hearing of your good fortune! Funny about good fortune, you have to find it yourself! Well done in doing just that! smile

    1. wyanjen profile image81
      wyanjenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That is my new favorite phrase earnest - "you fell and landed back on your feet."
      That's exactly what happened!

      I was wishing last week that my dad was still here. He was my Advice Giver, and damn did I need some.
      But when I qualified for the mortgage, I realized he had already helped me out. I've always kept my credit score high, just like he told me too... and that is how I managed to make this whole thing happen.

      smile

  8. IzzyM profile image91
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    You'll be able to make great compost from all those grass cuttings! What you don't want to use you can sell - another source of income?

    1. wyanjen profile image81
      wyanjenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wyandotte has a collection place for grass clippings for compost. Actually, it's not too far from my new place - I won't have to drive across the city to drop them off wink

    2. flogreen profile image61
      flogreenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I like the way you think IzzyM!  That's actually a great idea wink

  9. Randy Godwin profile image94
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    So happy for you, wyanjen!  Just goes to show you all government programs aren't useless.  You deserve a good break!  I'll bet you are so relieved!

    1. wyanjen profile image81
      wyanjenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't even cried yet. I'm still kinda stunned.
      This time last week, I had no options.

      You know my liberal attitude, Randy - I've always said that despite fraud, mismanagement & what-not, government programs do still manage to help folks who genuinely need and deserve it. I think I just fell into my own category.

      That's not to say I'm OK with all the fraud, mismanagement & what-not...
      smile

      1. Randy Godwin profile image94
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I understand completely, wyanjen!  It is a shame there is so much waste in some programs, but you seldom hear about the people like you and many others who deserve and get assistance.  But there are many who would not like it even if there were no waste and corruption at all!  Sad!  Unless of course, they ever needed help themselves.

        1. wyanjen profile image81
          wyanjenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Let me take a shot at a positive conservative viewpoint...
          ahem...

          For a minor short term investment, the state of Michigan has just converted a vacant property into an occupied homestead which will produce long term tax revenue.


          How'd I do?
          lol

          1. Randy Godwin profile image94
            Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Exactly! No one ever said good programs couldn't be satisfactory to all political parties.

  10. profile image0
    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations! Thats a nice bit of real estate too!

    1. wyanjen profile image81
      wyanjenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thanks ryan smile

      It was listed at about half the price that it should have been, before the recession I mean.
      It's got 3 bedrooms. I'm considering renting one out smile

  11. TLMinut profile image59
    TLMinutposted 7 years ago

    Great and wonderful news! It's such a relief when something works out when you're looking at major loss and upheaval. I'm very, very glad for you. And you're funny about it too, I love the lawnmower comment and the falling into your own category one.

    1. wyanjen profile image81
      wyanjenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile ya gotta laugh as you go, TLM.
      Thanks for the happy thoughts!

  12. goldenpath profile image73
    goldenpathposted 7 years ago

    Never ever pick up your dog's feces from the grass as they do in some bigger cities.  It makes great fertilizer! smile

    Move in, enjoy and have a Wonka bar!!

    1. wyanjen profile image81
      wyanjenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      no poop on my lawn!
      It's less about healthy grass than it is about my bare feet. I hate wearing my shoes. So, no poop!

      How are ya GP - you're looking good & tall wink

      1. goldenpath profile image73
        goldenpathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        At my height I gotta take all I can get even with the help of fellow hubbers who make brilliant suggestions concerning the modification of my avatar. smile I'm a big boy now! smile I'm even potty trained! smile Yet, no, my nipples are not pierced and braided.  OUCH!!

        The concern and thought of aimlessly stepping in canine feces is at least revolting.  I agree, that would be grounds for calling it a bad day in the neighborhood.  Perhaps you could just let the grass grow.  You know, give it that "lived in" look.  That way you'll have more time to spend ingeniously constructing hubs! smile

        May your path to your castle be free of incident and cleansed from all feces and impurities of the impure world of Lassie, Benji and even Bugs Bunny's Sheep Dog.  So let it be written - so let it be done!

        1. wyanjen profile image81
          wyanjenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          hee hee

          You've given me an idea: my castle needs a moat

          http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-gen130.gif

          1. goldenpath profile image73
            goldenpathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Yes, my young padawan, but never forget the benefit of the human contribution:
            http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-toilet09.gif
            Even our tires and the gears of our engines need a little grease!

  13. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    Glad to hear your good news. This is way better than a mood-elevating pill. I'm sure you are breathing a way deeper sigh of relief. Getting rid of a lot of old stuff is a great way to start anew. Live zen.
    A great way to start the summer-- I'm glad for you.
    Hope you kept the purple mug. smile

    1. wyanjen profile image81
      wyanjenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      smile
      I have enough mugs that I could go two weeks without running the dishwasher - and I never use less than one mug a day. hee hee. I'm on my second right now.

      Getting rid of old stuff has been very good for me, actually. Something that I've always kept because I'm sentimental, even though it didn't even get unpacked when I moved 4 years ago... really hard to get rid of but afterward, it feels pretty good. I can't explain why!

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
        Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It's part of your new freedom. "Stuff" weighs us down.-- you still have the memories and they are much lighter.

  14. Lisa HW profile image78
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    What a nice thing to read about (other than part that came before buying the house and thinking you had to leave you job, etc.)  It's a pretty house too.  Congratulations.  smile

    1. wyanjen profile image81
      wyanjenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Lisa
      It's been a trying few weeks here. I'm meeting with the realtor today, to finalize wink

 
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