Sunday, July 27, 2008

back to the grind

If only we were talking coffee, folks!? Nope, I'm back at work for what will be my last week working nights. As of next week I will be a day person, a normal person, a person who walks among the rest of you. I haven't done that in over 12 years...yikes. Will I blend? Guess we'll see although on my days off this gig for the past few years I have worked in an office doing real estate valuation so I'm not oblivious to pretending to be mortal..whaaa haa haaaa!

Yes, I get back to that now as well. One of the guys from the old office tracked me down. He left me a voicemail, " ...if this is (so and so) could you please give me a call, I have a proposition for you..." So we met up two weeks ago and set a plan in motion. I'm working on my FHA qualification as I, er, type - so I can take advantage of the unfortunate state our housing market is in. Seems all these forclosed props are being processed through banks via FHA loans rather than conventional. With that said, that's where the market is and if an appraiser wants to work well they need to be able to write reports and inspect via FHA requirements.

He's a good guy with a lot of prospects so it was a boost I needed to get excited about working with the real estate again as my mojo had waned a notch. Whether I can make a go for certification by end of September, it's doubtful. I'm going to try to make the submission asap so I can test prior to the 10/31 cutoff but the exam is a bear and I lucked out passing the first one the first time as it was. I really don't think I have much leg to stand on for this one. But, I'd like to go at least one round if possible. No one has to know...right?

Otherwise, kids are good, babes are good, house is coming along, and I'm going to have more of a real life, hopefully, with the new sched so things are feeling pretty positive. So why am I looking for something more?

Over the years I've held a lot of jobs, many various jobs. I've said before I've never worked this long anywhere before. Not even close. I don't necessarily want to leave as it's steady which I love but I'm itching. With twin newborns, two pre-teens, two teens, a full-time job, a startup part time job, Hon and her two jobs, a house really crying out for some landscaping and I'm thinking about going to school again. WTF is wrong with me? I must have been an octopus in my last life, we both must have because Hon is just as off the wall with keeping her plate full.

Perhaps it's because I was couch anchored for so long? I physically felt completely unleashed today. I was bounding up the stairs two at a time tonight and can breathe freely and it felt great. I want more in every way shape and form. I'm ... itchin'!

So, where did I put the calamine lotion?

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