Monday, September 30, 2013

Political Rant

I haven't really blogged in a while. I think it's time I use this moment to rant.

Growing up, I lived with my grandparents. They were Republican. So anytime there was an election or anything, I had to hear about it. I saw the good and the bad of the Republican side. I never paid much attention to it, because I didn't care about it all that much. I joined the Army where I met my husband. My husband is Democratic. I hear all this stuff about the Democrats now. I've heard the good and the bad of both sides.

I still don't particularly care, but I refuse to vote the same way someone else does just because they want me to. My grandparents always told me to vote Republican, Husband is always trying to tell me to vote Democrat. The crazy part? When there is something talking smack about the Democratic party, the Husband won't watch it, but by God he'll watch everything talking smack against the Republicans. My grandparents were the same way. They would pay attention to everything talking smack about the Democrats, but they never could muster up the balls to watch something talking smack against Republicans.

Why does that bother me?
I think both sides realize that there are some stupid things involved with everyone. Neither side wants to hear how stupid they are. Both sides are scared that something will be pointed out and they'll be wrong. So they just ignore it like it never happened. If they didn't hear it, it's not true.

Going by that, I think I finally figured out which political party I'm going for. Are you ready?

.... I'm not. I'm not Independent, I'm not Republican, I'm not Democratic. I'm not anything. I listen to what is actually being said and what is actually going on, and I'll base my judgement off that. I'll vote for what I actually believe in instead of only going Democrat or Republican because that's what my party is.

If I even vote, that's how I will do it. I don't care who is on what party. I'm tired of the battle. Both parties think they are there to destroy the other. What happened to the political parties that were there to debate both sides of something? It's bad because of this.. Or it's good because of that....

When did it become a war to try to get everybody in the government on the same party?

I guess what I'm trying to say is this:

Stop trying to lead the government with your political power, and start trying to lead it with your political stance.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Here's A Little Something...

You know what sucks? Trying to apply for a home loan. Holy Crap!

I called probably seven different companies, got transferred to about fifteen different people, and every time that I would call, they would tell me something else that would have been nice to know two months ago. Today, I finally got a call from someone who gave me every single piece of information I was trying to get to begin with.
He gave me everything I would need, everything I have, everything I need to fix and then told me exactly what to do to get the ball rolling. I have one more person to call tomorrow and then it should be smooth sailing from there. Even the credit passed! :D

I'm excited, now. Now that it's all starting to make sense about what we need and what all we have and are currently working with, I'm super happy. Seriously.

We have a budget and everything, and we have the price ranges and such. And I'm hoping that the people I call tomorrow will give us the CoE (Certificate of Eligibility) so that we have 0% down. The closing costs would be the only thing we'd have to pay, and even then, the seller could possibly pay that. But, I'm not holding my breath. I'm just happy we've gotten this far. We can finally get out of this shitty ass apartment that I've been dying to get out of for two years.
With a new baby on the way, we need more room. I'm really hoping we can get at least a 3 bedroom, 2 bath within our budget. That would be amazing.

Speaking of new baby, IV is supposed to be here in March, and I'm really hoping we can close on a house and start moving in around that time. I don't want to be moving stuff while pregnant, but I also don't want to do a whole lot of moving with two kids. Maybe I can find a babysitter for the days we move out of the apartment. Or maybe get a lot of help moving. Or both. That'd be nice.

Oh, I'm so excited!
February 23rd is the day that my best friend is throwing a baby shower for me! And then the Saturday after that, another friend of mine is getting married. I'm happy for her. Getting married makes life SO much better, and makes a lot of things easier.

Anyway, I have lots of stuff to do and take care of and stuff, so I'm out. Just figured I'd do a quick update. :)