I should not feel good about taking advantage of a very sick woman who is currently in a near constant state of malady and transitional upheaval… and yet... Hey, it's survival of the fittest out there. Dog eat Dog and such. Hey, I don't make the rules… Don’t shoot the messenger!

Perhaps I should explain: The seller of the house happens to have, within the last month, graduated from college, gotten married, moved in with hubby, and contracted a raging case of mono. She had no fight left within her, and thought that getting rid of the house was worth 9k less than asking price. As I said, I should not be gleeful about this, but oddly enough there is still glee.

And let's be clear, it's not like she's dying. She's got mono. Terrible to be sure, but not fatal., well… except for that whole ruptured spleen part. Again, let’s be clear, if we knew that she were dying, we would have offered less. I just hope she has enough energy to sign all the paperwork if we get to the closing. FYI: I am bringing my own beverage to the closing. The way I see it, the stars lined up, the fates were on my side, and Wifey’s karma is good (Thank God for Wifey’s karma) - we got the house for 9k less than asking price.

Luckily, we have all the major obstacles over and done with. It is still just the little details that are keeping things from being done. Minor details like structural integrity, etc… The home inspection should take care of that stuff. Oh, and we still need to sell our current domicile. Yes, it has only been on the market for 1 day now, but it has not sold yet. Come on! What is taking so long!

I will end with 5 questions a la the early version of the Daily Show with Craig I’ve-gone-nowhere-since-screwing-over-Laura-Kightlinger-and-the-Daily-Show Kilborn.

1. What color do you hate? I don't mean easily hate like cat-puke yellow. I mean, just a color that gets in your craw kind of hate?

This one

2. Why are people so stupid?

Mainly it is complacency mixed with genetics. Genetics loads the gun and lack of predators is the trigger man

3. What's the best thing you've ever done?

Got married to Wifey

4. One regret?

No, I do not regret my answer to 1. I really hate that color

5. No really, why are people so stupid?

Okay, it really has to do with lack of herd culling

To recap:
Did I mention Glee?
Mononucleosis is an infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Signs of mono include fever, sore throat, headaches, white patches on the back of your throat, swollen glands in your neck, feeling tired, not feeling hungry, and selling a house at a ridiculously low price
Jon Stewart has made the Daily Show so much better
Wifey has good karma
Me, not so much