27 February 2016

The New Home Search

I filled out an application for a VA loan today, and found out we're qualified for twice as much house as we thought. "Stunned" is a good description.

Talk about raising one's expectations!

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My lovely wife is out in the yard, grilling a bunch of burgers and chicken breasts, and the weather - grey and ugly as always, this winter - is trying to rain. Yes, I know it should be snowing. Take it up with El Niño.

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Speaking of the lack of winter: the rear window defroster on my Explorer seems to have given up the ghost. I replaced the fuse, without result, so that probably means the relay is toast. A "dealer only" item, of course ... grumblegrumblegrumble...

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And you probably didn't know that you owe your wi-fi to Alaska. Well, sort of:

Alex Hills is known as the inventor of Wi-Fi, but his work bringing public radio and telephones to rural Alaska in the 1970s prepared him for that work and remains among his proudest accomplishments.

He led the team that built the first Wi-Fi network at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh in the early 1990s, launching a revolution in mobile computing that has changed our lives. Afterward, Hills moved back to Palmer and remains involved in the community.

Like all good Alaskan stories, it involves grit, determination, and duct tape. :)
Read the whole story at the link.


Old NFO said...

That's a great story, and yes determination!!! :-)

Ed Bonderenka said...

Sounds like you also qualify for twice the payments.

threecollie said...

Wifi...I like it..... Best wishes in your housing endeavor. I'm sure the getting it done will be a misery, but it will be worth it when finished.

Chickenmom said...

Knew there was a reason why I love Alaska! :o)

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

Congrats on your VA loan you've earned it!!!!
Grilling......sounds good, we'll be right over....LOL

Enjoy your weekend!! Expecting rain tomorrow night as well.

PioneerPreppy said...

Buy some property with an old mine shaft on it and build a huge bunker!!!!!

hobo said...

It's a winter conspiracy... the minute the coals are good and hot, it will either rain or snow.

Congratulations on your loan. I pray you find the property that is right for you and the family.