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October 9, 2006 at 4:38 PM #7706desmoJParticipant
It will be one year since we sold and moved out of our home of 15 years in Valencia. Here are a few things that come to mind..
House was on market one week, 9/1/05, recieved full price and a 30 day escrow.
Selling home Kids grew up in is tough.
Moved into a rental that was a new home (fb)
Wife and I start fueding over the stress of everything.
Buy Quad to ride in local mountians (Suzuki Eiger)
Started checking papers watching news for signs of bubble, none.
Wife and I kept fighting, selling, the move taking its toll.
Found Piggington and the other Housing blogs, finally some resurrance.(Had post on Pig. re troubles with wife)
House next door renters get evicted, 6-8 teenagers move in with rice rockets, loud cars etc…..
Start riding Quad more, stress going down
Wife and I start going to therapy, very helpful.
Oldest son leaves for College, Baylor U.
Chargers beat Pittsburgh, end of Martyball and Rivers was awesome.
Moving again this weekend, right next door, smaller place and a $500 a month savings along with the energy savings (Have two weeks with both places to make move easy)
Go Chargers!October 9, 2006 at 7:14 PM #37522PerryChaseParticipant
Thanks for the update, desmoJ.
You story shows that sell your home near the peak has caused stress in your family.
What about all the families that’ll be upside down? Imagine the divorce rate skyrocking. But that’ll probably help the real estate markets since this will create churn in households.October 9, 2006 at 9:05 PM #37534AnonymousGuest
desmoJ, congratulations on your fine series of moves.
I recommend that you blank out the reference to Baylor U.; those religious schools, and especially the Southern Baptist variant, don’t go over too well here.
May your son enjoy his time in Waco and the great state of Texas.October 10, 2006 at 12:12 AM #37555CardiffBaseballParticipant
Good for him going to Baylor. My wife went to a Texas school where they had a special deal for missionary kids. I went to a methodist school for undergrad, and a catholic school for masters, though neither decision was for religious reasons, it was more of a proximity situation.
I don’t think JG needs to speak for all of piggington, the whole site isn’t hostile towards christian schools.October 10, 2006 at 5:38 AM #37557The-ShovelerParticipant
Dude , I sold My Valencia home of 12 years in December 2004, Moved to a house I had bought in Temecula in 2002 (almost same town as Valenca ‘weather etc ..’ but you get a lot more for your money). I can really relate to the stress issue with the wife. (Man can I relate). Looking to get back to Ventura, or maybe North SD somewhere when and if the crash occurs. Good luck to you.October 10, 2006 at 6:06 AM #37558The-ShovelerParticipant
Or I should say, Temecula is the same as the Valencia you first moved into 15 years ago but catching up fast (moving in fast forward).October 10, 2006 at 7:19 AM #37560carlislematthewParticipant
I don’t think JG needs to speak for all of piggington, the whole site isn’t hostile towards christian schools.
Absolutely right. I would have a problem if, however, the post had said:
“Son going to Baylor school, because we’re a good Christian family that doesn’t condone murdering people, and I think that everyone should send their kids to Christian schools, especially selfish married people that don’t have children.”
That would be *information* with added unnecessary *judgement*. JG, that’s what people have a problem with, and not anything to do with your religion per se. Do what you want to do, just don’t force your values on other people when they don’t ask for it.October 10, 2006 at 8:05 AM #37563AnonymousGuest
CM, get a sense of humor.
I’m a proud, defiant Christian. I understand that I’m in the minority here. I have fun with it. I enjoy getting a rise from you non-believers; you guys make it much too easy. Makes the periods between crunching numbers fun.
Lead your life as you want; I’m not dangling a sword over your neck. I just trumpet that the traditional ways of life are here today because they’ve had, and continue to have, value for us vast unwashed masses.
Go Bears!October 10, 2006 at 8:19 AM #37564ChrispyParticipant
“and I think that everyone should send their kids to Christian schools, especially selfish married people that don’t have children.”
How do you send your non-existent children to college?October 10, 2006 at 8:20 AM #37565desmoJParticipant
Our Son chose Baylor, it had very little, if anything to do with its Religous affiliation. Did you know that 50,000 HS Seniors last year applied to SDSU! We could have sent our son to many public U’s in CA, but for almost the same cost are sending him to a private school in TX. Baylor has a great reputation, 13k undergrads, beautiful campus, etc. My wifes side of the family also owns land north of Waco, Kerens, TX, farmland, and lakefront property. Our daughter, HS junior, is planning on going to either Baylor or TCU for a nursing degree. We also plan to relocate to TX when the time is right, I think it is a better place overall for college grads to start their careers.October 10, 2006 at 8:18 PM #37649carlislematthewParticipant
CM, get a sense of humor.
I didn’t realize your comments were humorous in nature. So often your religion-based comments are just judgemental and not very funny.October 10, 2006 at 9:19 PM #37657AnonymousGuest
I didn’t realize Baylor was that small, only 13K undergrads. Very nice.
I went to U.T.-Austin as an undergrad. 50K students total, grad and undergrad. Much too big.
Is Waco still dry? Do only ‘the heathen’ and Catholics dance at fraternity parties, or do Southern Baptists indulge, now?
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